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Spring 1998 (PM 17)
GETTING THERE
Swimming against the tide. Anna Glanville-Hearson describes the joys of car-free living.
 
CAN WE AFFORD TO IGNORE GENETIC ENGINEERING
In this passionately argued article, Siobhan Mitchell explains why the subject of genetic engineering is too important to be ignored.
 
HERITAGE TOMATOES
Sue Stickland gives adventurous treatment to the heritage of tomatoes. History and growing tips for all kinds of tomatoes.
 
GROUND COVER PLANTS FOR FOREST GARDENS
Patrick Whitefield explores the pitfalls and possibilities in reducing work and maintaining yield using good ground cover.
 
A REMARKABLE PLACE
Lessons from a small rural Town. David Henshaw looks into the past of Castle Cary in Somerset drawing forth lessons for future communities.
 
PERMACULTURE DESIGNBITE
As part of a series which makes up the essence of permaculture design, Lea Harrison develops the principle of working with, not against natural forces.
 
LIVING LIGHTLY ON THE LAND
Emma Chapman explores the insights into living sustainably offered by the Tinker’s Bubble community in Somerset.
 
MAGICAL WILLOW
In the first of two articles, Steve Fuller describes the many traditional and modern uses for the magical willow, how to grow it and how to use it in the garden.
 
APPLE PEST & DISEASE MANAGEMENT
Maggi Brown from the Henry Doubleday Research Association (HDRA) shares a well tested organic management plan for successful apple production.
 
PERMACULTURE METHODS OF PEST CONTROL
Maddy Harland divulges some methods of pest control, including using Ducks, chickens, tyres and living mulch.
 
ARCTIC RASPBERRIES
Clive Simms, pioneering edible plant nurseryman, describes a completely new fruit, recently available, which is particularly suited to cold conditions.
 
A MOST IRREGULAR COLUMN… “CAN WE GROW IT HERE?
Patrick Whitefield looks into the problem of growing exotic plants in chilly British weather conditions.
 
ACTION SPEAKS – PERMACUTURE IN LESOTHO
Joanne Tippett, permaculture designer and trainer spent two years from 1994-6 designing affordable housing schemes, ecological vernacular housing and permaculture based school grounds in the mountainous region of Lesotho in South Africa. In this article s
 
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