autumn 2012 (PM 73)
Incan Agriculture Revisited
Matthew Seal and Julie Bruton-Seal take an excursion into the ancient Andean agriculture of the Incas.
 
Permanent Horticulture
Deano Martin experiments with John Jeavons’ biointensive growing methods and other aspects of permanent horticulture.
 
Making a Solar Food Dryer
John Adams describes how he made a solar food dehydrator and how it performed in a less than typical British summer.
 
Nurture and Nature
Lusi Alderslowe wanted her son to learn from nature so she set up her own Earth Education group. She explains how and why!
 
Treating Waste Water Naturally
Maddy Harland looks at the positive benefits of an ecological waste treatment system installed at the Sustainability Centre in Hampshire.
 
River of Flowers
Sophie Housley describes how a social enterprise is creating urban wild flower corridors to help rescue our declining bee population.
 
How to Survey a Site
Whether it is a plot of land, a business, or social enterprise, Aranya describes the critical process of surveying to produce an effective design.
 
Biomatrix Water
Lisa Shaw and Galen Fulford describe how they transform polluted waterways into lush water-front parkways using biomimicry.
 
How to Make a Pallet Shed
Urban dweller Liz Darley describes how she and her partner made a garden greenhouse/shed from waste materials.
 
Cultivating Communication Skills
Looby Macnamara offers some simple yet effective principles to help us become better communicators and listeners.
 
Multi-Functional Hedges
Tim Green applies permaculture thinking to hedgelaying and comes up with a stock proof, multi-functional design.
 
Permaculture in Panama
Joanna and Franck Marion visit Panama’s permaculture pioneer, John Douglas, and learn the art of ‘lazy’ farming.
 
Peak Oil Transport
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John Owen describes his six years living and travelling on the road and explains why this lifestyle is so very permacultural.
 
summer 2012 (PM 72)
SUCCESSFULLY DEALING WITH DROUGHT
Peppi Gauci describes a permaculture project in Malta that has transformed a windswept arid landscape into an abundant oasis.
 
FEED THE WORLD
Patrick Whitefield looks at whether permaculture can feed the world whilst reducing our use of fossil fuel derived pesticides and fertilisers.
 
WHY PERMACULTURE NEEDS DESIGN
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Aranya explains why design is central to permaculture and how it enables us to consciously create more harmonious, low impact lives.
 
APPLIED OBSERVATION
Wade Muggleton explains why a cup of tea and a wander is a valuable daily habit for a productive garden.
 
DESIGNING YOUR LIFE WITH PERMACULTURE
Looby Macnamara describes how to become the person you have always wanted to be!
 
HOW TO PROPAGATE A FOREST GARDEN
Pippa Greenwood, explains how to grow your own forest garden from scratch.
 
BUILDING COMMUNITY
Zoë Foster on joining a cohousing community and helping set up an energy saving project.
 
LEARNING BY DOING
Nicole Vosper reports on a permaculture design programme that invites diversity and action.
 
10 REASONS TO DO A PERMACULTURE COURSE
We want to encourage all of our readers to take a Permaculture Design Course: here’s why.
 
FROM FLEECE TO FELT
Rosie Hazleton explains how to dye and felt fleece while working outdoors.
 
PRODUCTIVE PERMACULTURE ON A SMALL SCALE
Anni Kelsey explains why she grows plants all mixed together in her garden
 
ROCKET STOVES IN THE PHILIPPINES
Penelope Reyes describes how rocket stoves are saving fuel and reducing lung disease.
 
DRYLAND PERMACULTURE IN PALESTINE
Last autumn Annie Neligan visited the Marda Permaculture Project in Palestine.
 
THE PERMACULTURE PIGGERY
Kate Fox explains how to set up a small piggery.
 
FIRE AND WILD FOOD COOKERY
Wendy Vickerman describes a school where children have a land based way of learning, much of it practical and hands on.
 
Spring 2012 (PM 71)
REFORESTING THE WORLD
WeForest are planting over 150 million trees to lock up carbon and create food forests for indigenous peoples
 
DIY SOLAR ELECTRIC BIKES
Michel Daniek explains how to transform your humble steed into a solar powered electric bike.
 
PEOPLECARE SKILLS
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Looby Macnamara focuses on how our biggest challenge is also our greatest opportunity.
 
IS SOLAR STILL WORTH IT?
Solar photovoltaics are a big investment. Wade Muggleton and John Adams explore the financial and environmental benefits.
 
NATIVES AND ALIENS
Patrick Whitefield asks if permaculture can work without introducing exotics.
 
TREATING GREYWATER
How to treat your wastewater gracefully by Stuart Anderson
 
SACK GARDENING
Simon Hart describes how students have been experimenting with growing vegetables in sacks.
 
THINK LIKE A PEASANT
Wade Muggleton’s eight tips to reduce your bills, find resources and fill your stomach.
 
BIG SCALE PERMACULTURE
Darren J Doherty applies permaculture design to an extensive Australian cattle station.
 
AN EDIBLE URBAN EDUCATION
Jo Homan from Transition Finsbury Park describes a project that is inspiring people to grow their own food in the heart of the city.
 
OFF GRID SOLAR
Nigel Harrison goes off grid on Vancouver Island and describes how he installed his own solar system on a tight budget.
 
CAN WE FEED THE WORLD
Five experts give their views on the best methods of eco-farming.
 
10 MONEY SAVING TIPS
The PM team share their top tips to help you save money and live a greener, healthier life.
 
ELIXIR OF BEETROOT
Annie Levy celebrates the healthy, healing, glorious beet.
 
FESTIVAL GUIDE 2012
Plan your summer with PM’s guide to UK festivals, fairs & events.
 

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