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
 
Spring 2013 (PM 75)
Message in a Bottle
Christopher and Sheila Cooke and Ludwig Appeltans explore why permaculture can become the next step in our evolutionary development.
 
Compact Living
Michael Guerra introduces us to a sustainable design idea ... that of living more compactly
 
Optimise Your Health
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Flo Scott applied permaculture thinking to develop a good quality of life.
 
Farming in a Changing Climate
Ben Lambert describes how Crapes Fruit Farm has developed new methods to cope with an ever more variable climate.
 
The Permaculture Polytunnel
Carl Legge describes how he made an infertile site into a weed-free and fertile space suitable for growing crops throughout the year.
 
Agro-ecology in the Mayan Rainforest
Phil Moore visits a permaculture research farm in Belize and discovers an agroforestry system more biodiverse than its neighbouring nature reserve.
 
Living Willow Screens
Dave Jackson explains how to keep bees on an allotment by using living willow screens to reduce the normally associated problems.
 
Building a Cob Greenhouse
Cassie Lishman describes how she and a group of friends built a thermally efficient, seven metre greenhouse on a tight budget.
 
Festival Guide 2013
Plan your summer with PM’s guide to festivals, fairs and events. Includes Greener Festival Award winners internationally.
 
Return of the Working Horse
Lucy Lant is campaigning for the return of the working horse to restore a relationship that has largely been forsaken for the tractor.
 
Making Cider From Scratch
Peter Willis explains how to build an apple scratter and a press to make cider.
 
Super Fruits
John Samuels describes the appeal of novel crop fruit species of the Solanaceae family, and their suitability for cultivation in temperate climates.
 
Growing a Productive Landscape
Dave Boehnlein travels to an Amazonian project which aims to become a model for sustainable production of food, fibre, fuel and medicines.
 
Winter 2012 (PM 74)
The Moneyless Manifesto
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Mark Boyle describes how we can free ourselves from that ravenous beast – The Economy.
 
Scavenger Technology
Cathy Ashley takes us on a tour of her permaculture home – an ‘evolving’ council house on a quest to become a farm!
 
Wwoofing Around The World
Rebecca Huntley tries her hand at range of jobs on organic farms and gardens, while travelling on a budget.
 
Rocket Mass Heaters
John Adams looks at the potential of these stoves for heating your home, workshop or communal space.
 
Demystifying Permaculture Design
Aranya explains how to make the many pieces of the permaculture jigsaw fit!
 
No Dig Experiments
Charles Dowding compares the yields and health of dug and undug soil on his market garden.
 
Funding Your Pemaculture Project
Georgina-Kate Adams explains how to find empowerment in an alternative finance model, crowdfunding.
 
Growing Food In Small Urban Spaces
Juliet Kemp offers some tips for keeping you growing in the cold winter months.
 
How To Make Your Own Soap
Stuart and Gabrielle Anderson share their recipe for success for producing your own sweet-smelling bubbly bars.
 
Ecological Land Co-op
Shaun Chamberlin describes a co-operative that helps people gain access to affordable low impact smallholdings.
 
Building A Mass Stove Heater
Nicolette Keizer and Baya Salmon Hawk describe how they build an efficient ‘mass’ stove that also heats their water.
 
The Wonder of Wetlands
Lucy Elkin discovers a wetland habitat teaming with biodiversity which provides flood protection as well.
 
Making Space For Zone 00
Amelia Lake takes a journey from the outer zones of practical permaculture to the controversial inner zone.
 
Cashing In On Creation
Dr Joanna Boehnert explains why Rio+20’s Green Economy program is more of a problem than an ecological solution.
 

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