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Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 2nd December 2021
We have recently undertaken a process that you might consider very corporate, namely rebranding. But for us, it is just a new way of presenting ourselves to the world, a way that reflects our values rather than tries to sell you even more stuff you don't want. Years ago we tried to find a face that integrated the three aspects of our work:... more
 
Mangwende Orphan Trust |
Monday, 29th November 2021
Permaculture ethics lie at the core of the Mangwende Orphan Care Trust (MOCT) and were the primary motivations for its creation in 2015. The founders, Evans Mangwende and his wife Maud Tonha were, however, far from familiar with the named concept of permaculture. Yet, what they later learnt to be called 'People Care' and 'Fair Shares' are the... more
 
Permaculture Magazine |
Monday, 8th November 2021
As world leaders come together for COP26, they will be discussing what needs to be done to drastically reduce the effects of climate change. Within the permaculture, transition and regenerative movements, we have the proven solutions and have been putting them into practice for decades. Earth care For climate change to be reversed, we need to... more
 
Lush Spring Prize |
Monday, 8th November 2021
“Everybody is saying, ‘we'll do this, we'll do that’. But there's nothing, just words floating in the air. We need not just words, but also actions.”Jimmy Yumbo, young forest defender, Sacha Kuyrana, Ecuador To all those considering our future, at COP26 and beyond, we are writing to you from five different continents as those working to repair the... more
 
Sarah Queblatin |
Thursday, 28th October 2021
I work with climate vulnerable indigenous and ethnic communities in the Philippines1 weaving permaculture with Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) through my organization, Green Releaf Initiative.2 As the COVID-19 pandemic limited our face-to-face training, we had to adapt by developing blended learning approaches such as digital and printed... more
 
Permaculture Magazine |
Monday, 25th October 2021
The Lush Spring Prize recipients are working around the world in a diverse range of fields including landscape restoration, food and farming, climate change mitigation and adaptation, Indigenous rights, and empowering women and other marginalised groups. While projects may have different focuses, they all take holistic and regenerative approaches... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Monday, 4th October 2021
Permaculture is a design system based on ethics and a set of principles modelled on Nature. When we consider the millions of years of evolution and adaptation to conditions by species, we can glimpse how Nature has the best R & D lab in existence. A deep observation and an understanding of natural systems can teach us many things. The science... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 29th July 2021
Every issue of PM is an opportunity to express our gratitude to all our subscribers, readers, contributors, partners, stores and distributors for your continued support in what are challenging times. We have survived by a process of swift adaptation (especially when all of our stores closed in many parts of the world overnight in March 2020), a... more
 
Abu Gbori |
Monday, 5th July 2021
Sierra Leone is made up of districts and chiefdoms (as of 2017 there were 190 chiefdoms) where chiefs and the ruling families have the power to raise taxes, control the judicial system, allocate land and resources in the area. The Konike chiefdom in Tonkilili District is the main beneficiary of Friends of the Environment (FOTE).  When I arrived in... more
 
Steve Jones - Sector39 |
Thursday, 24th June 2021
I have the belief that the world needs leadership from Africa to take us out of the ecological disaster we have created; they have experts in low impact development ready to get to work!  Solving the ecological and climate crisis will take the co-ordinated effort by many millions of people; luckily, this process has already begun. As much as we... more
 

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