Dr. Naomi van der Velden |
Tuesday, 10th April 2018
How would you like to get involved in the biggest ever permaculture citizen science experiment? This will involve growers all over Europe learning and working together, or a simple, single but important task – finding a three sisters combination that suits Europe. This polycultures vs monocultures experiment is happening soon – and you can join in... more
Maddy Harland |
Wednesday, 28th March 2018
As children, we were taught to see patterns and rhythms in two or perhaps three dimensions. Our solar system was portrayed as a collection of planets circling around a central sun and, if we were lucky, we might have seen a 3D version of this at a planetarium. Yet how far from the truth is this old style harmony of the spheres? We now know... more
Marcus Letts |
Wednesday, 28th March 2018
When I first set pedal on Evia Island in Greece, over six years ago, I could never have imagined how this part of the world might one day come to redefine my life story.  Having quit a regular job in London to co-found Brake the Cycle, a low impact adventure travel enterprise, Joe Reid and I were well and truly learning by doing. Saddling up for a... more
Kate Fox |
Friday, 16th March 2018
It was whilst on holiday kayaking and camping in the Scilly Isles, off the southwest coast of England, just after a small series of incidents in our life (including flood, theft and vandalism), that we (myself and partner Andy) suddenly had the revelation that we could change what we were doing and start again. We could sell our conventional two... more
Bethan Lewis |
Friday, 2nd March 2018
For my ninth birthday my parents gave me a copy of a book called Lark Rise to Candleford. It was written by an English woman called Flora Thompson, and was first published in 1945. “I’d like to read this out loud to you in the evenings,” said my mother,” but I know it’s going to make me cry.” She was right – as far as I remember, she read most of... more
Permaculture magazine |
Wednesday, 28th February 2018
To celebrate World Book day, March 1st, the team here at Permaculture Magazine have put together our 10 Classic, Must-have Permaculture books. To learn more about these books visit: * Permaculture Design: a step-by-step guide by Aranya The ultimate guide to design. *... more
Ross Spollin |
Monday, 12th February 2018
Permaculture is an innovative framework for creating sustainable ways of living based on the ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. The International Permaculture Convergence (IPC) is a biennial event where permaculture activists from across the planet come together to share and learn. From mid October to early December 2017 I was... more
Ellie O'Grady |
Friday, 19th January 2018
This is Rock Rose (Cistus ladanifer). This sticky-sapped shrub looks like unobtrusive rocky scrub spattered across the Portuguese landscape, until you come across a bush in full bloom. Sensuous, sprawling white blossoms splashed amongst the large waxy leaves, petals splayed open to reveal markings of yellow and black, it invites the eye to come... more
Andrew McMillion - Food Studio |
Monday, 8th January 2018
Surfers instinctively know when they are aligned with their environment. Like a church-bell that resonates with all its overlapping frequencies at precisely the right volume, they ride waves of energy with effortless ease. At a different frequency and a much slower pace, plants in a sense are also surfers trying to catch waves as their leaves... more
Marina O'Connell |
Wednesday, 3rd January 2018
In PM96, Marina O'Connell, co-director of the Apricot Centre, explores the similarities and differences between permaculture and biodynamics.  Here we have a brief comparison of the two. Permaculture principles Biodynamic Principles Earth Care Work with nature rather than against it People Care Be  socially connected Fair Share Be... more