Winter 2019 (PM 102)
Rewilding the Land and Ourselves
Kara Moses describes a rewilding project in Wales and how it can deeply affect all species, including humans.
Planning a Productive Garden
No Dig expert, Stephanie Hafferty, shares her winter tips and practical seasonal tasks for a fruitful garden and a happy gardener.
Winter in the Vegetable Garden
No Dig master gardener, Charles Dowding, weighs up the pros and cons of mulch vs green manure.
Towards Zero Waste
How do we move ourselves and society towards zero waste using permaculture design principles? Féidhlim Harty takes up the challenge.
Rescuing the Planet’s Coral Reefs
Coral reefs are dying at an unprecedented rate. Nik Bertulis outlines the challenges and reports on some of the innovative solutions.
Building for One Planet Living
Ben Gill and Tanya Babaeff look at the success of White Gum Valley, a highly sustainable mixed-use development in Western Australia, and consider how the lessons learned here can be applied to housing development worldwide.
Nurturing the Displaced
African Women Rising share how they transform the lives of refugees using permaculture. The lessons learnt about soil, water and building social capital can be applied the world over.
Restoring an Ancient Paradise
John D. Liu introduces Bayoudha village in Jordan, an exemplary permaculture project regenerating landscape and community.
Celebrating how Young People are using Permaculture to Make a Difference
Abundant Earth Foundation’s second annual £5,000 Youth in Permaculture Prize honors the passion, dedication, and innovative solutions from those who have the most at stake: the youth.
Permaculture Design in Practice
In times of crisis, Jasmine Dale suggests we get strategic and expand our capacity for design to become more engaged and effective in our lives.
Returning Land Back to the Commons
Graham Truscott tells the story of how a committed group bought a redundant cabbage field and turned it back into biodiverse, fruitful community-owned land.
Biomimicry – the Language of Nature
Hannah Apricot Eckberg describes how to design more resilient social structures with Biomimicry
8 Forms of Capital – Self-learning with Media
Matt Shaw, a content creator at the ethical and campaigning cosmetics High Street company, Lush, explores how having adopted permaculture principles, Lush has added publishing and film-making to its repertoire of successful ways to communicate what matte
Voices from the Wood
Alan Heeks describes his unexpected journey with Hazel Hill Wood, once a conifer plantation, now a biodiverse, vibrant woodland educational centre.
The Healing Life of Cows
How can a humble herd of cows turn tragedy into healing. Dave Mountjoy tells his story.
DIGITAL ARTICLE: Extracting Minerals from Plant Ash
Nathanael Szobody shares how nations without salty seawater can extract salt from plants.
Autumn 2019 (PM 101)
Low Impact, Off Grid Permaculture
Pat Bowcock tells the story of how her smallholding has evolved over 20 years with the help and support of family and community.
Marine Permaculture
Rozie Apps explores the new world of ocean farming and how various techniques are being used to restore large ecosystems.
Natural Capital – the language of oppression?
Ecologist, Miles King, argues that quantifying Nature with a financial value is the wrong way to address the destruction of our natural world.
Can Permaculture Play a Positive Role in International Development?
What is ‘development’? Can it be a force for good? Chris Evans reports.
Changing Lives in Ugandan Refugee Settlements
Steve Jones describes a pioneering training project in South Sudan where one million refugees have gathered, providing transformative, practical skills and knowledge.
Growing Winter Salads
Charles Dowding and Stephanie Hafferty share how to grow salad leaves through autumn and winter.
DIY Cow Poo Wall Render
Cow pats are full of water-resistant enzymes. Tom Keeling describes how this traditional resource can be used to make an effective render on a cob home.
Regenerating Agriculture, Regenerating Communities
Tracy L. Barnett visits Vía Orgánica and discovers how the ranch has transformed damaged lands and is now working with the Ecosystem Restoration Camps movement to extend the work into neighboring farms.
Salt Air, Shelter and Seaweed
Anthony Harris describes an evolving permaculture project on a small, magical island in the Atlantic and the challenges of growing in a wild climate.
Growing Resilience Inside Ourselves
Chris Johnstone introduces a design framework for building inner resilience at a time of climate crisis.
Why Permaculture is So Much More than Gardening!
Though the garden is the backdrop, Simon Lacey explains how permaculture adds a new dimension to horticultural therapy.
Creating Resilient Soil With Microbes
Rozie Apps explores how Ballagh Micro Farm in Devon is bringing Korean Natural Farming to the UK, where beneficial microbes are being used to create healthy soil through powerful natural fertilisers.
Back to the Future with the Green New Deal
Jay Abrahams time travels to the future and reviews the fruits of the Green New Deal.
Medina Tenour Whiteman visits La Loma Viva, a pioneering farm on the Mediterranean coast.
Summer 2019 (PM 100)
Earthrise & Extinction
Five decades after the explosion of ecological awareness, we need a global political movement to save what’s left of the biosphere, says Drew Dellinger.
Bee Roadzz
Transition Marlborough wanted to help save the bees so they started joining up landscapes to connect pollinators and people.
The Shift Effect
Sarah Pugh describes how a permaculture education project has birthed not only new skills and careers but a sense of purpose and hope.
Having Fun with Mexican Polycultures
No dig gardener, Vera Greutink, enjoys growing beautiful and edible polycultures. Here she shares her Mexican inspired planting.
Teaching Permaculture in Refugee Camps
Rosemary Morrow travels the world teaching refugees permaculture in the most difficult circumstances, free of charge. Here she documents the joys and challenges.
Permagarden: Reversing Malnutrition in a Refugee Camp
Sarah Fretwell visits a refugee camp in Northern Uganda and finds out how permaculture is helping refugees to grow food in the most difficult of circumstances.
Planning Year Round Harvests
Stephanie Hafferty shares her top tips for enjoying home grown food through the winter and into next spring.
What to Wear?
How does any self-respecting eco-conscious person navigate the world of fashion and clothes? Emma Leaf-Grimshaw explains how she’s applied permaculture design to her wardrobe.
Growing Resilience
Emma Granville explains how Guba in southern Africa uses permaculture to create resilient communities in a country of extreme poverty, unemployment and poor health. Guba is one the four runners up in the 2018 Permaculture Magazine Prize.
From Permaculture One to One Hundred
The PM Team pick 100 personal highlights from the past 100 issues, inspirational people, features, places, organisations, partners, the changes we have seen over the lifetime of the publication and our top permaculture books.
On the Frontline of Climate Change
What happens when a city is running out of water? Gaynor Grace reports from Cape Town.
How to Make Earthen Mixtures
Tom Keeling explains exactly how to mix up materials so that you can make your own earthen plasters and mortars for a more natural home.
Women in Bioremediation
Women are taking a lead in detoxifying contaminated living systems with bioremediation. Leila Darwish explains who and how.