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Spring 1997 (PM 15)
PLANTS TO PIG OUT ON: PART ONE, FRUITS
Ken Fern gives pemaculture magazine readers an insight into his favourite edible plants. In this, the first of two articles, Ken tempts us with some of his favourite less usual fruits
 
IN THE RAW: A HIGH ENERGY DIET
Steve Charter provides some nourishing thoughts on permaculture diet and lifestyle.
 
GOWING NUTS IN BRITAIN: PART ONE
Ray Brown, of Nutwood Nurseries, has been experimenting with growing as many kind of nut trees as possible in Cheshire, England. Here in the first of two articles, he describes commonly grown nut trees.
 
THE CARDBOARD REVOLUTION… HOW TO MAKE A NO-DIG, WEED FREE, WATER CONSERVING GARDEN

 
A RE-TYREMENT HOME: NEW BARN’S EARTHSHIP
Neville Dear describes the building of his experimental summerhouse which combines self sufficient Earthship technology with traditional regional techniques.
 
HOT WATER FROM SUNBEAMS: D-I-Y SOLAR WATER HEATING SYSTEM
Paul and Judith Otto write about the realisation of their dream of living in a house where energy is supplied by the surroundings instead of factories hundreds of miles away.
 
CARL SMITH: OBITUARY
Permaculture in Britain recently lost one of its leading lights when Carl Smith passed away from cancer at age 32. Jamie Saunders pens this tribute to the life and works of this trustee of the Permaculture Association.
 
BUILD A BIKE TRAILER FOR £25
If you want to buy a bike trailer, they can be quite expensive. Howard Johns offers a step by step guide to constructing your own.
 
TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN
Patrick Whitefield waxes lyrical on the restrictive conditions attached to government grants for permaculture projects.
 
INVESTMENT AND ETHICS
Historically, fund managers investing in stock markets have had a single aim; that of producing the highest return for the investors. Peter Lang debates the need to consider ethical and environmental issues too.
 
STAND BY FOR THE SOLAR AGE & THE COLLAPSE OF THE ANTARCTIC
Drive a car, starve a whale. Does that make sense to you? It will soon, if the changes happening at the poles of our planet are any indication of the impending climate change writes Guy Dauncey.
 
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