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
 
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.
 

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