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
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.
Winter 2012 (PM 74)
The Moneyless Manifesto
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
John Owen describes his six years living and travelling on the road and explains why this lifestyle is so very permacultural.