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
Permaculture magazine |
Tuesday, 30th January 2018
Permaculture magazine is launching the Permaculture Magazine Prize 2018 with a fund of £20,000.  It will consist of one main award of £10,000 and four runners up of £2,500. The prize is open to any permaculture project in the world. We want to specifically award money to permaculture projects that reach ordinary people and demonstrate best... 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
Maddy Harland |
Friday, 15th December 2017
In November 2017, I was given one of the greatest of honours: to welcome India's foremost spiritual leader, Amma (Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi) to the UK on the 30th anniversary of her first visit and in the company of the Indian ambassador, Dinesh K. Patnaik (second left), and the renown film director and artist, Shekhar Kapur (far right). Why... more
Maddy Harland |
Friday, 1st December 2017
St Ethelburga's Centre for Peace and Reconciliation in London says spiritual ecology “ about sticking our hands in the soil – feeling into the roots of social and environmental issues – cultivating a deeper relationship with life that reflects the interconnectedness of all life.” They list four principles: Interconnectedness Reverence for... more
Paul Alfrey - Balkan Ecology Project |
Friday, 24th November 2017
This is the third year of our Market Garden Polyculture Study. Our trials include a comparison between growing vegetables in polycultures and growing them in more traditional blocks as well as our experimentation with annual vegetable polycultures. Below you will find an overview of the trial garden and the polycultures we are growing, a... more
Permaculture magazine |
Thursday, 23rd November 2017
The Sustainability Centre in Hampshire, UK (home of Permaculture magazine) had been laying hedges since 1997. The groaning of twisted hazel branches and the splitting of green wood was a common sound for the first decade of the 21st century. But, this came to an abrupt end in 2015 when the courses became no longer feasible. A combination of lack... more