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.
Winter 2018 (PM 98)
The Enchanted House
Artist Andy O’Doherty was asked to build an enchanted house. We asked him to tell us more.
Growing Waste-free Mushrooms in Buckets
Kirsten Bradley and Nick Ritar share how to grow your own mushrooms at home.
Changing Lives with Permaculture
Paul Yeboah gives an insight into the excellent, regenerative work of the Ghana Permaculture Institute.
Regenerative Agriculture: Empowering Nature
Charles Massy shares the multiple regenerative agriculture techniques that are the future of farming.
Bringing Nature Inside
Kt Shepherd suggests ways for improving access to nature connection if you or someone you are close to finds it difficult to be outdoors due to illness or disability.
How Permaculture Impacts Lives in Prisons
Joannah Metcalfe describes how a life changing illness took her on a path that transforms the lives of prisoners with permaculture.
Redesigning our Enterprise Culture with Soap
Rozie Apps finds out how ZeroSoap in Devon is encouraging entrepreneurship and helping to create organic farms.
The Upcycled Urban Farm
Warren Draper shares the story behind Bentley Urban Farm, a place of refuge, learning and fresh, organic produce in a food desert.
The Future of Fashion
PM speak to Rapanui to learn about their sustainable clothing processes.
Honouring the Next Generation
Hannah Apricot reveals the winner and runners up in the Youth in Permaculture Prize, exploring how their projects all create positive change.
Producing Meat Mindfully
Farmer, Hannah Thorogood, explores how to produce small-scale, ethical meat.
Boost your Biochar
Phil Greenwood explains how to use natural ingredients in biochar to improve soil.
A Twist on Tradition
Laura Pardoe explores the origin of ‘toilet vinegars’ and shares her own natural recipes for healthy, happy skin.
Living on One Earth
Fred Klammt designed his home, WinSol3, to maximise on solar gain, thermal mass and rainwater. Here he explains his design.
Autumn 2018 (PM 97)
The No Dig Palace Garden
Vicky Cooke describes a no dig garden on a palatial scale – the regeneration of Hampton Court Palace’s 17th century walled fruit and vegetable gardens.
Strawbale Building for Beginners
Felicity Lee and Dan Coleman took on a self-build in France with no prior experience. Would they succeed?
The Alchemy of Making Balms
Karen Lawton shares how to make an ‘Ache Ease’ balm from locally grown plants.
The Floating Food Forest
Rozie Apps explains how New York’s edible forest garden on a barge is combating food deserts and changing local law.
Common Lands
Cooperation is proving a resilient and powerful remedy to market failure and austerity across the UK. As a result, the concept of the commons is gaining traction once again.
Sustainable Livelihoods with Permaculture Values
How Kinsale College of Further Education in Ireland is homing in on business.
One Planet Development
Phil Moore and Lauren Simpson explain how Welsh planning policy is pioneering permaculture ethics and principles to give the next generation access to land and livelihoods.
The Virtual Permaculture Office
In the very challenging world of small enterprise, Permanent Publications co-founder, Maddy Harland, describes how new technology and flexible working can help us creatively adapt to change.
Cultivating the Edge
Can marginal spaces encourage biodiversity, food justice and a sense of place, and how does this relate to permaculture? Ollie Cem tells the story of a guerrilla garden in Totnes.
Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services
Richard Webb gives a counter argument to George Monbiot’s review of natural capital.
Permaculture Woodlands
Vikki Mill learnt woodland management from Ben Law. She describes her journey to her own Welsh woodland.
DIY Biofertilisers for the Farm
Chris Evans discovers how James Aitchinson weaned his organic cider apple farm off oil based fertilisers.
Women Who Share the Harvest
Trina Moyles celebrates the stories of women farmers who practice permaculture around the world.