Spring 2013

Spring 2013 (PM 75)
Message in a Bottle
Christopher and Sheila Cooke and Ludwig Appeltans explore why permaculture can become the next step in our evolutionary development.
 
Compact Living
Michael Guerra introduces us to a sustainable design idea ... that of living more compactly
 
Optimise Your Health
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Flo Scott applied permaculture thinking to develop a good quality of life.
 
Farming in a Changing Climate
Ben Lambert describes how Crapes Fruit Farm has developed new methods to cope with an ever more variable climate.
 
The Permaculture Polytunnel
Carl Legge describes how he made an infertile site into a weed-free and fertile space suitable for growing crops throughout the year.
 
Agro-ecology in the Mayan Rainforest
Phil Moore visits a permaculture research farm in Belize and discovers an agroforestry system more biodiverse than its neighbouring nature reserve.
 
Living Willow Screens
Dave Jackson explains how to keep bees on an allotment by using living willow screens to reduce the normally associated problems.
 
Building a Cob Greenhouse
Cassie Lishman describes how she and a group of friends built a thermally efficient, seven metre greenhouse on a tight budget.
 
Festival Guide 2013
Plan your summer with PM’s guide to festivals, fairs and events. Includes Greener Festival Award winners internationally.
 
Return of the Working Horse
Lucy Lant is campaigning for the return of the working horse to restore a relationship that has largely been forsaken for the tractor.
 
Making Cider From Scratch
Peter Willis explains how to build an apple scratter and a press to make cider.
 
Super Fruits
John Samuels describes the appeal of novel crop fruit species of the Solanaceae family, and their suitability for cultivation in temperate climates.
 
Growing a Productive Landscape
Dave Boehnlein travels to an Amazonian project which aims to become a model for sustainable production of food, fibre, fuel and medicines.