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Autumn/Winter 1997 (PM 16)
WELCOME TO THE FEAST OF DEAN
The forest food directory is a new initiative to celebrate the production of food within the Forest of Dean. Matt Dunwell writes on a practical project which ties together the issues of sustainable land management, health, transport, recycling, employment
 
HOW TO GROW MUSHROOMS
Keen amateur mycologist, Richard Scrase describes the life-cycle of fungus and explains how to grow mushrooms on wood and in compost.
 
PEST CONTROL WITHOUT POISONS
Introducing the first in a practical series of articles by the team at the Henry Doubleday Research Association who share with us their knowledge and experience in growing food organically. Richard Smedley writes.
 
PLANTS TO PIG OUT ON – Part 2
Roots, Leaves and Flowers. Ken Fern entices us to experiment with edible roots, leaves and flowers in part two of his insights into edible plants.
 
GROWING NUTS IN BRITAIN – Part 2
Ray Brown, of Nutwood Nurseries, has been experimenting with growing as many kinds of nut trees as possible in Cheshire, England. Here in part two he describes growing the less well known (and perhaps more useful) species and varieties of nut trees and ho
 
PERMACULTURE DESIGNBITE
Working with, not against, natural forces. Lea Harrison develops the principle of ‘Accelerating Succession and Evolution’ which is part of a series that together makes up the essence of permaculture design.
 
GREENLEAF CURD & NON-ANIMAL PERMACULTURE
Is it necessary to use animals as nutrient recycling mowers that feed us? Can the world afford such inefficiency? Is it good for our health? Is it fair on farm animals? Michael Cole addresses these questions and offers an alternative protean source, Green
 
BEYOND OUR OWN BACKYARD: CONTAGIOUS URBAN OASES
Judith Hanna relates her experiences in urban conservation projects in Tottenham, gardening in the city outside the backyard.
 
A MOST IRREGULAR COLUMN: “THEY CAN’T ALL BE RIGHT!”
Patrick Whitefield relates his quest to find the right answers about growing fruit trees on shallow soil over chalk or limestone.
 
TRAVELS IN TANZANIA
Maintaining, Sustaining & Regenerating Land & Community. In January 1997 Stuart Norgrove visited the sub-tropical region of Tanzania. He brings home an evocative and inspiring tale of the challenges and initiatives taking place in this beautiful country.
 
TORCHIS WALLING FOR THE ‘COMPOSTABLE’ HOUSE
In the mountains of the Ariege in Southern France, Michael and Victoria Slakey are building by hand what they call a ‘compostable house’. It is a house made solely from materials found around their property – stone, clay, wood and hay. John Cant, Ian Ruth
 
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