Winter 2016 (PM 90)
Permaculture – The Next Generation
Teenager, Huw Richards, wants to see kids studying and practising permaculture. He discovered it by chance, but doesn’t want others to rely on luck.
Why Diversity is Important in Permaculture
Bestselling author and activist, Starhawk, explores the vital role of diversity within communities and in the struggle for social justice.
‘The Peculiar People’
Graham Burnett describes how he was invited to ‘exhibit’ a permaculture garden in a prestigious art gallery as part of an exhibition celebrating Radical Essex.
Be The Change, Be Like Soil
Millions of lifeforms in the soil create a much bigger, important ‘whole’. Neil Kingsnorth explores how we can take inspiration from this when facing the challenges of today.
Agroforestry – Transforming Whole Landscapes and Livelihoods
Anthony Melville describes the benefits of alley cropping in agroforestry in the wet tropics to prevent floods, protect from drought and grow mulch, fertility and food.
10 Things You Can Do To Change the World!
We asked celebrated activist, rainforest campaigner and ‘solutionologist’, Nicola Peel, how to make a real difference. Do you do them all?!
Setting Up a Cider Co-op
Jackie Burgoyne tells the story of her local Dorset cider co-op and explains how to set up your own.
Zen in the Art of Permaculture Design
Stefan Geyer explores systems thinking, and how nothing can exist on its own.
A Castle City Garden for Climbers
Ida Fabrizio shares how she helped transformed a derelict urban space into a flourishing forest garden for the Castle Climbing Centre and local community.
Bill Mollison
Celebrating the life of Bill Mollison, the Father of Permaculture.
Earth Restoration Peace Camps
International filmmaker, John D. Liu, explains how eco settlements can train people to regenerate landscapes and communities anywhere in the world.
From Trash to Treasure
Rozie Apps explores the student-led movement that is cleaning up university campuses through zero-waste recycling projects.
Insulating Old Houses
Mukti Mitchell explains the most important con-siderations when renovating old houses and how to reduce fuel bills.
The Soil Rich, Pest Free Garden

Rebuilding Street Kid’s Lives
Anna Kerby and Nicola Sansom tell how former street children built their own recycled classroom from plastic bottles.
Top tips for PC courses
Last year Delvin Solkinson, Annaliese Hordern and friends went on an unforgettable ‘pilgrimage’ to learn from some of the world’s most reputable teachers. Here are their top tips for taking courses.
Autumn 2016 (PM 89)
The Potted Forest
Wade Muggleton shares the multiple benefits of growing a food forest in pots.
Preserving Summer Flavours
No Dig expert, Stephanie Hafferty, shares her tips for the summer garden and how to preserve those flavours for the winter months.
Daniel Christian Wahl says a new generation of designers can design a world in which all can thrive and not just survive.
From Picts to Paradise
James Reid explains how he designed a mulituse permaculture paradise in the temperate climate of Scotland, with veg gardens, fruit trees, live­stock, compost toilets and a sauna.
ReLocalising the Economy
A world beyond fossil fuels can help us regain a sense of place, writes Andrew Walton, founder of a new think tank promoting bioregionalism in the birthplace of industrial capitalism.
The Benefits of Hugelkulturs
The raised bed that retains water, decomposes wood and sequesters carbon.
Designing Your Permaculture Livelihood
Teacher, author and consultant, Aranya, shares his advice on how to join the permaculture economy.
Permaculture in East Timor
Permaculture Timor Leste has had a big impact for a small organisation. Lachlan McKenzie explains why.
The Art of Peening a Scythe
Mowing grass with a scythe makes 100% sense. It is quiet, fossil fuel free, and great exercise. Michelle Lainé explains how to use and maintain a scythe properly.
Reclaiming a Lost Garden
Caroline Aitken describes how she took on a dere­lict nursery and used permaculture techniques to create a productive annual vegetable garden.
Permaculture Design for the Third Age
Richard Webb explores how permaculturists can approach ‘retirement’ realistically, yet creatively.
The Edible Outdoor Classroom
Matt Willer shares how he set up an allotment for his students, creating an inspiring, abundant outdoor classroom.
Permaculture and Indigenous Knowledge
Dr. Alex Aisher and Peter Cow explore how a new wave of ‘people permaculture’ is drawing on the deep historical link between permaculture and indigenous knowledge to understand group dynamics and personal development.
Summer 2016 (PM 88)
Future Food, Urban Style
Relocalising food supply means more urban farms. Rozie Apps visits two cutting edge projects.
Stories in Action at the Zombie Apocalypse Training Camp
Want to prise your kids away from the individious screen? Philip Waters shares his masterful guidance for engaging stories and outdoor play with a difference.
Edible Flowers and why you should grow them
Edible flowers are both a functional and beautiful aspect of the permaculture polyculture. No dig expert, Stephanie Hafferty, explains why they are good for you and your garden’s health.
Beyond Fairtrade and Organics
PM asked Simon Constantine of Lush Cosmetics to describe how permaculture has been a key driver to their successful, regenerative and philanthropic enterprise.
Creating Little Venice – a slug-free crater garden in Ireland
Wind blasted; rain soaked; starved soil and plagued with armies of slugs, Nick Addey starts a vegetable garden on crater islands in the middle of a constructed wetland.
The Potential of Carbon Farming
Runaway climate change signals a dire future. We asked Eric Toensmeier to explain why carbon farming is the most effective way of locking up carbon in the soil and biomass and why it is a vital strategy that can help stabilise our planet.
Reduce Renew Offset
Donnachadh McCarthy argues the case for carbon offsetting.
Music and Permaculture
Georgina-Kate Adams meets the organisations uniting music and permaculture to fight xenophobia, plant trees and reconnect people and planet.
Ansel Oommen explains why the Moringa tree could relieve the suffering caused by malnutrition in the world.
Rewilding Humans in a Regenerative Landscape
Rewilding is an alluring idea – releasing large tracts of land as habitat for wild species. Yet it assumes that humans are excluded. Rebecca Hosking, of Village Farm, explores how we can have our rewilding and permaculture it too.
The Self-sufficient Polytunnel
Ludwig Appeltans describes how to design a permaculture polytunnel to grow food all year round in a cool temperate climate.
Nurturing the growers
It is often not our practical but our inter-personal skills that fail us. Psychotherapist Morwenna Lewis explores the importance of smart communication and well-being on farms, smallholdings and community-based permaculture projects.
Permaculture Solutions for Food Security in Africa
Pierre Moorsom explains how agroforestry informed by permaculture is being used to provide a holistic alternative to conventional agriculture in Malawi.
How to Permaculture Your Life
Ross Mars shares some simple yet effective ‘recipes’ to enhance your health, improve your garden and reduce your energy bills.