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.
 
winter 2011 (PM 70)
PERMACULTURE IN PRISONS
Nicole Vosper shares her unusual pathway to learning permaculture design – in jail – and reports on projects in both the UK and USA that transform lives.
 
ANOTHER POLITICS IS POSSIBLE
Maddy Harland meets Britain’s only Green Member of Parliament to find out why she thinks political engagement is not only worth-while but a natural extension of being green.
 
TALE OF TRANSITION IN TEN OBJECTS
Rob Hopkins tells the story of the evolving Transition movement – a shooting star pointing to a better way of living on this planet.
 
RESKILLING FOR THE FUTURE
Practical skills such as needle and woodwork will need to be passed on if we want to survive Peak oil, argues Georgina-Kate Adams.
 
THE ECO-LOGICAL TOILET
Stuart Anderson disconnects his flush toilet and opts for a compost toilet instead.
 
GROWING IN URBAN SPACES
Alexis Rowell from Transition Belsize explains how permaculture has taken root in an affluent part of north London.
 
HOW TO BE HAPPY
Chris Johnstone unlocks the mystery of how to be happy and discovers it is rarely associated with materialism.
 
A BURNING QUESTION
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Charcoal has a long history of different uses, but could it be an answer to solving escalating climate change, asks Brian Cawley.
 
HOW TO MAKE A POTTERY KILN OUT OF PAPER
Lisa Gledhill explains some easy ways to make your own pottery, without it costing the earth.
 
TASTING THE VISION
Vanessa Spedding senses the potential of natural living in a Shropshire forest garden of Eden.
 
BEYOND URBANIZATION
Chris Smaje argues the case for preserving small-scale farms for food security in both the global north and south.
 
THE CHILDREN'S STRAW BALE HOUSE
Mary Coaten describes how children and parents at Glen House Montessori School designed and built their own straw bale ‘playhouse’ – without a budget.
 
BIOGAS DEMYSTIFIED
Warren Weisman explains what biogas is, how it is made, why it is a viable renewable energy for communities to wean us off fossil fuels in the West and how it can prevent deforestation and health problems in developing countries.
 

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