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Autumn 1996 (PM 13)
COMMUNTIY COMPOST NETWORK
The Department of the Environment charges a minimum of £400 per year for a Waste Management Licence. This has discouraged many small-scale community composting schemes. The Community Composting Network aims to change all that, writes Rebekah Hoyland.
 
LIGHT ON THE HORIZON
Madeleine Harmond reports on the Tweed Horizons Centre For Sustainable Technology, pioneers of economic and cultural regeneration.
 
SPUDS IN TYRES
Michael Guerra offers some useful tips on growing potatoes in old car tyres.
 
POLLUTION SOLUTION
Julian Abrahams explains how Wastes such as sewage, farm slurries, silage liquor, dairy wastes and wash-down water can be converted into useful, valuable or at least non-polluting products through Wetland Ecosystem Treatment systems.
 
THE 'OWN ROOT FRUIT TREE' PROJECT
Permaculture designer, Phil Corbett writes about his innovative project growing fruit trees which do not require grafting.
 
PERMACULTURE DESIGNBITE
Lea Harrison and Maddy Harland continue this series on the essence of permaculture design with a look at biological resources.
 
GETTING PLANNING PERMISSION FOR RURAL PERMACULTURE PROJECTS
Imagine... you find a beautiful piece of affordable land in the countryside, prepare a design for the site which includes ecological housing, reforestation, orchards and autonomy for sewage treatment, water and electricity, only for planners to refuse you
 
RAINFOREST SOLUTIONS
Ali Sahrif comments on the advances made at Permacultura America Latina (PAL) based in Ecuador.
 
FISH, FRUIT & ANACONDAS
Martin Butt travels to a project in South America to report on permaculture in the Peruvian Amazon.
 
PURE GENIUS
The 'Land Is Ours' campaign highlights the debate on land rights on many derelict sites in Britain, Lynn Hunt reports on the occupation of the derelict Guinness owned land in Wandsworth, London.
 
CERAMIC STOVES: PART 1
Reinhart von Zschock examines the two ways in which we heat our homes and the environmental implications, both for personal and planetary health.
 
PERMA-POTTERY
At Beau Champ in the south-west of France John Cant rekindles the use of local clay.
 
BACK TO THE GARDEN
Chris March writes on his discovery of permaculture in the garden, and calls for a garden-based revolution.
 
ERRAID
Cathy Whitefield takes a look at community life on a Hebridean Island.
 
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