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.
Spring 2019 (PM 99)
Gentle Living to Extinction Rebellion
Ele Waters describes how she awakened from her permaculture ‘sleep’ to become a peaceful yet civilly disobedient activist
From Desert to Food Forest
Grant Curry set up the Permaculture Provision Project to create fresh food on the Navajo Nation’s Reservation, a vast desert. He wants to inspire others and awaken the US to the need for permaculture. The Permaculture Provision Project is one of the four
Spring Growing Tips
Stephanie Hafferty shares her sowing and growing tips for beetroot and parsnips, as well as sowing times for the spring months.
Walking with Trees – First Stirrings
Glennie Kindred shares how trees can reconnect us to Nature, and help us to become healthier, more empowered and engaged with the world.
A Zero Cost Upcycled Bee Box
Beekeeping can be an expensive hobby, so Maddy Harland decided to teach herself how to build ‘nuc’ boxes to attract swarms.
Building a Sacred Space
Ness Woodcock-Dennis built her own upcycled small shelter after being inspired by Finland’s ‘Laavus’ and how they connect people to Nature.
Revive Your Body in Spring
Natural cosmetics are expensive, but we can easily make them. Laura Pardoe shares her tips and recipes to awaken the body with Nature’s gifts in spring.
Greening the Desert
Neal Spackman shares the story behind the Al Baydha Project in Saudi Arabia, where regenerative agriculture is greening the desert. The Al Baydha Project is one of the four 2018 Permaculture Magazine Prize runners up.
Extend Your Growing Season
No dig gardener, Vera Greutink, shares her methods for extending her growing seasons.
Wonderful Weeds
Tracy Chandler delves into her garden to find an array of medicinal herbs.
From Field to Fashion
Babs Behan tells the story of the Bristol Cloth, a bioregionally sourced and manufactured cloth, bringing non-toxic regenerative textile production back to Britain.
The DIY Caravan
Lisa Morgan explains how she built a camper van on a budget, to suit her needs.
Spring Herbal Vinegars
Spring leaves are packed with nutritious minerals. The Seed SistAs share how to extract these using herbal vinegars.
Cleaning Effluent With Plants
Féidhlim Harty explains how to clean up household effluent with willow in special percolation areas rather than wasting nutrients and polluting groundwater.
A 10 Year Retrospective
Jasmine Dale reflects on the design and implementation process of her smallholding Berllan Dawel at Lammas ecovillage and the tragic demise of their ecohome, destroyed by fire.