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Maddy Harland

Editor of Permaculture Magazine, contributor to Mother Earth News, forest gardener permaculture expert...

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Maddy Harland |
Tuesday, 2nd December 2014

Sailing and resource management, guerrilla recycling, permaculture in Swaziland and 'new' science... Maddy Harland reviews the subjects covered in the latest issue of Permaculture.

 
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Maddy Harland |
Monday, 1st December 2014

Maddy is trying to become 100% self-sufficient in compost by composting everything, even tricky weeds that seed easily. Here are the 5 steps she uses to achieve fertile, no dig beds mulched with her own compost.

 
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Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 13th November 2014

Maddy Harland explains why she asked Graham Burnett to write the forthcoming 'Vegan Book of Permaculture' and why a diet that omits foods derived from animals has a place in permaculture, whether you are a vegan or not.

 
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Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 9th October 2014

Maddy visits the west coast of Ireland and finds a novel use for an old microwave, a post box! She is also fascinated by the glaciated landscape.

 
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Maddy Harland |
Tuesday, 23rd September 2014

Want to change the world? It starts with your next thought! Maddy Harland explains why how we think can shape not only our personal lives but the world we live in, why learning permaculture was a game changer, and what enables her to stay focused for over two decades.

 
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Maddy Harland |
Wednesday, 17th September 2014

There is still time to make blackberry liqueur and take the taste of early autumn well into the New Year. Maddy's recipe takes just a few minutes after you have picked your crop.

 
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Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 11th September 2014

Maddy Harland has a good crop of Shropshire damson this year. Here are two delicious and easy recipes, damson jam and damson vodka.

 
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Maddy Harland |
Monday, 30th June 2014

Monsanto is buying up heirloom seed companies and trademarks. Maddy Harland discovers who is buying what and how to avoid Monsanto. She explores why what we buy can be a form of positive activism.

 
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Maddy Harland |
Monday, 16th June 2014

Maddy built a pyramidal bean frame last weekend and wants to find out what structures you build and how. Submit your ideas and win a subscription to Permaculture!

 
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Maddy Harland |
Tuesday, 27th May 2014

Maddy experiments with using the vertical as well as the horizontal to grow small pumpkins and squash up, stacking more plants in garden beds.