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.
 
Autumn 2011 (PM 69)
The Power of International Law to Create the New World
Maddy Harland meets Polly Higgins a barrister who is campaigning for the United Nations to adopt an additional crime against peace: Ecocide
 
Growing With Grace
Annie Neligan describes how an innovative community growing project is reinventing itself to survive the harsh economic climate
 
How Britain Can Feed Itself
Craig Embleton investigates how much organic food could be produced in UK gardens and the environmental benefits that this would bring
 
The Percentage Game
Wade Muggleton explains how a permaculture lifestyle is more about being self reliant than trying to be self sufficient
 
Choosing and Installing a Polytunnel Step By Step
Carl Legge looks at choosing a polytunnel and gives some construction tips and tricks
 
How to Build Roundwood Shelters and Earth Cellars
Sepp Holzer describes how he builds round-wood earth structures for animal shelters and food storage
 
Low Impact Luxury
Steve James tells us how he built his beautiful off-grid ecohome
 
How to get Planning Permission on Non Development Land
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Chrisse Sugden investigates the opportunities for permaculturists and transitioners to live on the land
 
Regenerative Forestry
Darren J Doherty describes a farm-scale permaculture design that has blossomed into a wildlife reserve as well as an economically viable business
 
Backupshifting Into the Mainstream
Celia Compton tells us why her family are returning from an intentional community on a Scottish island, to a house in the Tyne Valley
 
Old Technology, New Life
Pete Bampton tells us the whys and wherefores of installing a hydraulic ram pump
 
People and Permaculture
Many of us seek to answer the question of where we should be placing our efforts so that we can ‘make a difference’ on a real tangible level in society, writes Nicole Vosper
 
34 Uses for Garlic
Rachel Corby describes how versatile garlic is in the kitchen, as a medicine, as part of a beauty regime and in the garden
 
Commonsense Permaculture in Aid Projects
How a permaculture approach makes aid work, where often it doesn’t by Rick Coleman
 
Summer 2011 (PM 68)
RETHINKING, REDESIGNING & REBUILDING THE FUTURE
Round-the-world yachtswoman, Dame Ellen MacArthur talks to Permaculture’s Maddy Harland about why she’s changed tack
 
DESIGNING & PLANTING A PERMACULTURE POTAGER
Vera Greutink-Ichova shows how permaculture growing can be both productive and beautiful
 
HOW TO TURN WASTE WOOD INTO BUSINESS
How one man changed the face of wood recycling in Britain, a report by Stuart Anderson
 
HOW TO MAKE HUGELKULTUR RAISED BEDS
How to make large raised beds using branches or even whole trees, with Sepp Holzer
 
CHAGFORD: WHY WE’RE NOT A TRANSITION TOWN
Nicky Scott reports on a feast of green initiatives in a town that remains outside of the Transition movement
 
FOREST GARDENS IN THE UK
A tour of some favourite forest gardens, both rural and urban with Louise Cartwright
 
GREENING THE SAHARA
Luke Oxlade visits the Sahara and finds an inspirational man who is literally transforming desert into oasis
 
THE GREEN BACKYARD
We revisit a thriving urban community allotment project with Wade Muggleton
 
HERITAGE CRAFTS
Why ancient crafts are relevant today and how to make a living from them, by Beth Tilston
 
LIGHTENING THE LOAD
Cathy Ashley describes how to find help in the garden and how to look after your volunteers
 
ECONOSPACE
A simple method of building affordable, DIY structures that often do not require planning permission, from architect Peter Cowman
 
TREE BOGS
Introducing a low maintenance human manure composting system, by Mary Lewis
 
EIGHT FORMS OF CAPITAL
Ethan C Roland describes how to design a financial system that looks like an ecosystem
 

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