Autumn 2006 (PM 49)
Putting my house in order
Green auditor, Donnachadh McCarthy , describes the joys and pitfalls of installing renewable energy
A very ordinary house
Wade Muggleton shares tips on how he did the DIY eco-renovation of his ex-council house with recycled materials
Make your own triple compost bin
John Adams explains how to build an excellent composting system out of scrap
From overwhelm to engagement
Learn how to turn fear for the future into positive, balanced action
What to do with oil drums
Rob Hopkins shows how creative permaculture-style DIY can be
Let the waters flow and the fruits grow
How an arid landscape is being lovingly restored in southern Portugal
Permaculture and peace in the Middle East
Sarah Irving reports on permaculture projects in this troubled region
Permaculture people
Be inspired by two permaculturists who have created a rich and enjoyable existence
Autumn foraging
More seasonal food from the wild (with sumptious pictures!) from Steve Andrews
Eats fruit and leaves
Ann Stanier describes how she and her husband made a traditional orchard viable with Community Supported Agriculture
Ye olde cider club
Make merry with Nottingham’s community cider club at Hungerhill allotments
Bedzed and Findhorn
Jonathan Dawson takes a tour and compares two very different eco-communities
Being where you are
Gene Marshall explains why bioregionalism is a key to ecological and planetary harmony