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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 |
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.

 
Bean structure
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!

 
The finished squash frame
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.

 
Sun hives under cover
Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 8th May 2014

If we want to help honey bees survive and thrive we have to start conserving colonies, not just harvesting honey. The Natural Beekeeping Trust has been testing out more natural designs for hives and have found that bees prefer living in the round.

 
Home made copper rings to protect plants from slugs
Maddy Harland |
Monday, 5th May 2014

Copper rings deter slugs and work well but the manufactured ones are expensive. Maddy shows you how to make them for free.

 
Lowton's Copse ©Tim Harland
Maddy Harland |
Saturday, 19th April 2014

Maddy visits Charles Dowding's new garden and is inspired by the year round abundance. She also shares David Holmgren's code to live by that will insulate you from economic crisis.

 
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Maddy Harland |
Sunday, 23rd March 2014

Maddy Harland reviews a book that offers a way of living creatively in a time of great challenges, a time when humanity is threatened by ecological, social, and economic breakdown. Active Hope teaches us how to contribute to the global movement for a better, more equitable, and ecologically balanced world. This is a juicy, creative, and powerful book

 
Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 6th March 2014
 
The raw materials - exotic fruits and cacao display at the Chelsea Flower Show 2011
Maddy Harland |
Monday, 24th February 2014

It's Fairtrade Fortnight. Maddy Harland explains what Fairtrade is and why it is at the heart of the third permaculture ethic, Fair Shares

 
Cattle browsing at Krameterhof Farm
Maddy Harland |
Friday, 21st February 2014

Scientific predictions about the state of the planet are dire. Maddy Harland talks to farmer, Rebecca Hosking, suggests some regenerative solutions, and asks how do we really want to live?