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.
 
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.
 

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