Spring 2011 (PM 67)
Sepp Holzer's Permaculture
Sepp explains how he uses permaculture principles to grow an incredible variety of food on his farm high in the Austrian Alps
If the cap FiTS
John Adams explores the down to earth reality of fitting solar photovoltaics cost effectively
Fruitful hedges
Vera Greutink-Ichova reveals how edges and vertical spaces can produce food where space is limited
Build your own sauna
Natural swimming pool builder, David Butler, explains how to make your own small-scale sauna
Community allotments in the inner city
Two dynamic urban allotment initiatives are featured by Louise Cartwright
How permaculture is proving a vital tool in disaster relief, by Corrie Brennan
Rock star winter roots and new green shoots
Olivia Heal describes some unusual tasty winter vegetables and easy to forage spring shoots to fill the hungry gap.
Fantastic figs
Cathy Ashley enthuses about this lip-smackingly delicious and easy to grow fruit
Hop it!
Sarah Cussom writes in praise of the productive and versatile hop
Turning ideas into action
Paul Allen introduces a plan to create a Zero Carbon Britain through a new educational programme
Tropical breezes in the Rockies
Mari Korhonen describes four solar greenhouses high in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado which use no oil
Festival guide 2011
Permaculture Magazine's guide to the best green festivals of the year
Winter 2010 (PM 66)
Winter Immune Boosters From Kitchen & Garden
Julie Bruton-Seal and Mathew Seal explore the useful remedies to be found close at hand
DIY Natural Swimming Pool
David Butler recounts the experience of creating his own
Outdoor Cooking In Winter!
Trish MacCurach extols the virtues of cooking alfresco, even in the depths of winter
Education For A Handmade Future
Maddy Harland explores the stunning new Woodland Classroom built by Ben Law
A Wolf In Dog's Clothing
Rebeca Hosking and Tim Gren, makers of the highly respected 'A Farm For The Future' film screened on BBC2 in 2009, turn their attention to the health of our domesticated dog population
Choosing A Woodburning Stove
Maddy Harland explains the benefits of a woodburning stove and the decision-making process she went through to choose the stove of her dreams
Sacred Forestry
Reforestation of the sacred mountain of Arunachala, in South India, has been resoundingly successful. John Barie Buton explains his permacultural approach to the challenge
How To Grow Food In Winter
Janet Renouf-Miler explains how you can create a harvest of fresh, nutritious food throughout the cold months
The Sitting Room Sessions
Brian Boothby sings the benefits of taking live music back home
Growing Together
Louise Cartwright describes a way of growing food on a large scale, as a community
Desert To Oasis
Karen Olsen tells the story of living permaculture legend, Scott Pittman
Autumn 2010 (PM 65)
Transition Trees
Ben Law on roundwood timber framing and the importance of planting the right tree species for use in a post oil future
Perennial Vegetables
Perennial vegetables are worth cultivating and keeping - Patrick Whitefield identifies his favourites
Useful Trees in Public Spaces
Wade Muggleton on reinvigorating the culture of the commons
From Basement to Banquet
A magical story of good fortune and ethical enterprise, told by Imogen Oxley
Thinking Globally, Acting Locally
Patrick Whitefield explains why modest local meat consumption is the key to sustainable agriculture
Earth Restoration
In what way does humanity have the power to heal the earth and effect meaningful change in the world? Alan Watson Featherstone explains
Can You Grow Happiness?
Chris Johnstone thinks so. Here he describes seven strategies for cultivating good mood
Saving Seed & Preserving Culture
Lidia Montemurri visits the Basudh research station in north eastern India
Art & Permaculture
Do the artist and the permaculturalist share the same vision? Adam Wolpert explores the two perspectives
Small Farm Permaculture
Chris Smaje describes the design of his permaculture holding and explores how farms may look in a post oil future
Twist and Twang
How to make useful structures using roundwood, polypipe and tensegrity building techniques, by Steve James
A Benign Extravagance
Simon Fairlie opens the debate about food localisation in a transition culture, and discusses its wider implications
Making Ceremony, Creating Community
Jackie Singer extols the importance of ceremonial gathering