winter 2013 (PM 78)
Ponds, Pallets and Hugelkultur
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Liz Darley describes how she used pallets to make hugelkultur beds around her new pond.
 
Community Rebuilds
Matching needs to yields is the key to the success of a sustainable housing non-profit organisation based in Utah, in the USA; writes Rebecca Barrett.
 
Growing Soya Beans
Deano Martin describes a three year experiment, inoculating and growing soya beans in polycultures in the UK.
 
How to Choose a Woodburning Stove
Here are Will Rolls’ eight handy hints for selecting the best stove for your hearth.
 
Roundwood Schoolhouse
Rozie Apps reports on Ben Law’s latest project, a multifunctional teaching/play space that the children helped design.
 
Permaculture at the Pub
Graham Burnett describes how a broken down pub yard became a community garden without any formal funding, but with a lot of imagination and fun!
 
Working With Compost
Rick Valley explains how to build a ‘compost tractor’ and recommends tools for gardeners with weak backs.
 
Biochar Stoves
Ed Revill discusses different types of biochar producing stoves and heaters, including his own biochar rocket stove hybrid.
 
Permaculture Kids Zone
Elowen Waters, interviews Charlie Mgee about his life and how he came to compose Permaculture - A Rhymers Manual, plus your letters and more…
 
Restoring Community Spirit
Mike Almond and Sarah Partridge describe how the local community helped renovate a traditional Suffolk barn and spawned a whole training programme of practical building skills.
 
Garden Farming Down Under
How Christian Monahan designed and built a productive garden farm from scratch, with an orchard, swales, veggie beds and chickens. It was hard work but now he is reaping the benefits.
 
Make Your Own Laundry Liquid
Stuart and Gabrielle Anderson describe how to save money by making your own laundry soap.
 
The Life Cairn
How do you come to terms with the widespread devastation of the Earth? Andreas Kornevall suggests we gather together to build Life Cairns.
 
Autumn 2013 (PM 77)
Locking Up Carbon
Albert Bates explores the most effective way to stabilise the global climate.
 
Natural Farming
Joan Bailey visits a farm in Japan that is following in the footsteps of Fukuoka.
 
Five Awesome Transition Ideas
We picked five inspiring, ideas from Rob Hopkins’ new book, The Power of Just Doing It
 
Pigs in Plastic
Stuart Anderson describes how he used recycled plastic to build a durable pig ark
 
Grow Your Own Energy Countrywide
Eoin Craven reports on Austria’s energy revolution which has created energy security, employment and reduced CO2.
 
The Art of Spoon Carving
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Rozie Apps visits her local sweet chestnut coppice and discovers the delights of carving her own spoons.
 
Cider
Wade Muggleton exorts us all to become cider drinkers.
 
Permaculture Science?
Chris Warburton Brown suggests seven key criteria to develop permaculture as a science.
 
Rewilding Children
Charlotte Dean explains how tackling nature deficit disorder in young children helps them to develop empathy and ethics.
 
Eco-Logical Farming
Patrick Whitefield visits a farm which is being designed to work like a natural ecosystem.
 
Garden Remedies
Stephanie Hafferty, explains how to make a variety of garden preparations to feed plants, prevent and treat disease, deter unwanted insects and other animals.
 
A Ray of Light in South Africa
Lili Zandpour explains how permaculture has become a powerful tool to uplift communities and facilitate self-reliance.
 
Mini Forest Garden Greenhouse
Maddy Harland describes how she uses every available space to grow a variety of crops in a small greenhouse.
 
Restoring a Traditional Ecosystem
John Lewis visits family in the Algarve and sees how a derelict smallholding has been transformed with permaculture.
 
Summer 2013 (PM 76)
7 EASY STEPS TO A SUCCESSFUL ANNUAL POLYCULTURE
Vera Greutink on how to grow more vegetables than you can imagine in just 2 square metres.
 
DIY SELF-WATERING CONTAINER GARDEN
Mark Ridsdill Smith explains how to make a genuinely self-watering container garden which can double your yields.
 
BEFORE THE WOODLAND HOUSE
In an extract from his book Woodsman, Ben Law describes how he made a yurt to shelter his family, in the years before his Woodland House was built.
 
POSITIVE MONEY
Can money be a force for good? Francesca Wakefield explores some of the money-changing campaigns and schemes available.
 
DIARY OF A SOLAR PANEL BUILDER
You can make your own photovoltaic panels! Sarah Jasmon shows us how.
 
BUILDING A NON-TOXIC RETREAT
Pauliina Tuominen tells the story of a group of volunteers who built a non-toxic den for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) sufferer, Gillian McCarthy.
 
PROTESTING WITH PERMACULTURE
Nicole Vosper describes how a fracking group applied permaculture design to campaigning.
 
HILL FARMING
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Farmer Katie Shepherd explores why hill farming in Britain is in crisis and how applying permaculture design can help.
 
CULTIVATING RESILIENCE
Wade Muggleton explains why diversifying both crops and varieties can help offset the effects of extreme weather events.
 
BUILDING NATURALLY WITH PEOPLECARE
Phil Moore visits Rancho Mastatal in Costa Rica and finds not only a beautiful collection of natural buildings but also a happy, well thought-out education centre and community.
 
HEALERS OF THE LAND - WOLVES
We have demonised wolves as savage killers, but Eleanor O’Hanlon describes how they alter how herbivores graze in the wild, creating new habitats and boosting biodiversity. Isn’t it time we made friends with them?
 
GROWING GUERRILLAS
Anna Staerbo reports on how permaculture is being used in war-torn El Salvador to help battle against the ravages of increasingly severe weather events
 

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