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THE IDEAL HOME
Patrick Whitefield considers where the best place is to live in a sustainable way.
 
SOWING SEEDS IN THE CITY
Our roving reporter, Emma Chapman, reveals the successes of a dynamic community initiative in London.
 
KNOW YOUR FARMER, KNOW YOUR FOOD
Genetic Engineering, Organics & Permaculture - Farmer, Matt Dunwell, takes a penetrating look why permaculture offers a practical alternative to genetic engineering.
 
OUR HOUSE
A visit to the passive solar retrofit of the Harlands’ dilapidated 19th century flint cottage in Hampshire.
 
CULTIVATING PLENTY
Chris Evans describes ‘Three Season’ vegetable gardening, which includes the principles of Ayurvedic, bio-intensive and minimum tillage systems, and shows how this can be adapted to local situations and resources.
 
THE BIG GREEN ONE
Andy Waterman tells the story of the establishing of a permanent permaculture demonstration site on the Wiltshire Downs at the site of the Big Green Gathering, one of the country’s largest eco-fests.
 
CAN WE AFFORD TO IGNORE GENETIC ENGINEERING
In this passionately argued article, Siobhan Mitchell explains why the subject of genetic engineering is too important to be ignored.
 
HERITAGE TOMATOES
Sue Stickland gives adventurous treatment to the heritage of tomatoes. History and growing tips for all kinds of tomatoes.
 
GROUND COVER PLANTS FOR FOREST GARDENS
Patrick Whitefield explores the pitfalls and possibilities in reducing work and maintaining yield using good ground cover.
 
HOW TO GROW MUSHROOMS
Keen amateur mycologist, Richard Scrase describes the life-cycle of fungus and explains how to grow mushrooms on wood and in compost.
 
PEST CONTROL WITHOUT POISONS
Introducing the first in a practical series of articles by the team at the Henry Doubleday Research Association who share with us their knowledge and experience in growing food organically. Richard Smedley writes.
 
PLANTS TO PIG OUT ON – Part 2
Roots, Leaves and Flowers. Ken Fern entices us to experiment with edible roots, leaves and flowers in part two of his insights into edible plants.
 
IN THE RAW: A HIGH ENERGY DIET
Steve Charter provides some nourishing thoughts on permaculture diet and lifestyle.
 
GOWING NUTS IN BRITAIN: PART ONE
Ray Brown, of Nutwood Nurseries, has been experimenting with growing as many kind of nut trees as possible in Cheshire, England. Here in the first of two articles, he describes commonly grown nut trees.
 
THE CARDBOARD REVOLUTION… HOW TO MAKE A NO-DIG, WEED FREE, WATER CONSERVING GARDEN

 
LIFE IN CLOVER, OR TRIAL BY GREEN MANURE
Andy Waterman describes his no-dig, green manure, low input system tested on his own allotment.
 
ALLOTMENT FORESTRY: A COMMUNITY INITIATIVE
Geoffrey Sinclair & Adria Pittock tell the story of a set of allotments with a difference – providing a focus for local people, growing useful resources, and creating a place to learn new skills.
 
GETTING SPACE TO BREATH: SETTING UP ECOLOGICAL HOUSING CO-OPS
Rachel Banks tells the remarkable story of three Welsh housing co-ops.
 
LIGHT ON THE HORIZON
Madeleine Harmond reports on the Tweed Horizons Centre For Sustainable Technology, pioneers of economic and cultural regeneration.
 
SPUDS IN TYRES
Michael Guerra offers some useful tips on growing potatoes in old car tyres.
 
POLLUTION SOLUTION
Julian Abrahams explains how Wastes such as sewage, farm slurries, silage liquor, dairy wastes and wash-down water can be converted into useful, valuable or at least non-polluting products through Wetland Ecosystem Treatment systems.
 
PERMACULTURE GOES TO SCHOOL
Stephen Froom, permaculture designer tells the story of how permaculture went to school with sponsorship from the Devon Wildlife Trust.
 
CLOSE TO THE LAND & HOLDING YOUR GROUND
David Crouch describes the changing culture of allotments, the reasons for their decline and their vital place in permaculture.
 
THE MINIMALIST GARDEN – Part 3
In the last of a series of three articles, Patrick Whitefield looks at how to establish and maintain his favoured system of gardening – highly productive with minimal effort.
 

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