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8 forms of capital agroforestry apples beans bees beneficial berries biodigester blackberries blackthorn book review brain budget build building campesino capital Celtic festivals change changes chemical-free chickens circular clay pot climate change climate solutions climbing cob comfrey community compost compost teas connection consciousness conservation cooking coppice coppicing cordial cosmology crafts crisis cultural emergence culture cycles design diary diversity DIY do it yourself earth care Earth's energy economics ecopoetry ecosystem edges education efficiency elements energy ethics fair shares Fairtrade farming feedback feminine ferns figs firewood flowers food food forest forage foraging forest garden forest gardening fruit fruit trees future future care gardening garlic gift economy gin global poverty grapes greenhouse grow grow your own growing guilds habitat harvest harvests hazel hazelnut health healthy soil hedging herbs holistic planned grazing home homestead Hugelkultur humanure IBC tanks Indigenous inexpensive influence jam land landscape life livelihood livestock logs low cost market garden market gardening marmalade mass heater medicinal microbes mimic mindset mitigation money moringa Mother Earth multifunctional mushrooms native plants natural natural building natural fertiliser natural skincare natural swimming pool nature nitrogen no dig no-dig nutrition nuts observe off-grid orchard orchards organic outdoor shower oven oyster pallets pasture-fed patterns people people care perennials permaculture permaculture design permaculture magazine award permaculutre pests pips pizza oven plant profile plants pollinators polyculture polycultures preserving principles propagating pruning psycho-spiritual awareness psychospiritual transformation rainwater raspberries recipe recipes reduce reed beds regenerative agriculture relative location relative matter renewable renewable energy resources reuse revolution rootstock rootstocks roundhouse roundwood runner beans Scotland seasons Sepp Holzer september septic tanks sewage treatment shrubs skincare sloes slugs small solutions small-scale smallholding social justice soil health solar solutions spiritual spring stacking functions straw straw bale sustainable systems temperate terraces thistles timber timber framing toolkit tools trees upcycle urban vegan vermicomposting walnuts waste watering weeds wellbeing wetland wild food wildlife wings winter salads wood stove woodburner woodland woodland management woodlands worms year-round food yield zoning

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8 forms of capital agroforestry apples beans bees beneficial berries biodigester blackberries blackthorn book review brain budget build building campesino capital Celtic festivals change changes chemical-free chickens circular clay pot climate change climate solutions climbing cob comfrey community compost compost teas connection consciousness conservation cooking coppice coppicing cordial cosmology crafts crisis cultural emergence culture cycles design diary diversity DIY do it yourself earth care Earth's energy economics ecopoetry ecosystem edges education efficiency elements energy ethics fair shares Fairtrade farming feedback feminine ferns figs firewood flowers food food forest forage foraging forest garden forest gardening fruit fruit trees future future care gardening garlic gift economy gin global poverty grapes greenhouse grow grow your own growing guilds habitat harvest harvests hazel hazelnut health healthy soil hedging herbs holistic planned grazing home homestead Hugelkultur humanure IBC tanks Indigenous inexpensive influence jam land landscape life livelihood livestock logs low cost market garden market gardening marmalade mass heater medicinal microbes mimic mindset mitigation money moringa Mother Earth multifunctional mushrooms native plants natural natural building natural fertiliser natural skincare natural swimming pool nature nitrogen no dig no-dig nutrition nuts observe off-grid orchard orchards organic outdoor shower oven oyster pallets pasture-fed patterns people people care perennials permaculture permaculture design permaculture magazine award permaculutre pests pips pizza oven plant profile plants pollinators polyculture polycultures preserving principles propagating pruning psycho-spiritual awareness psychospiritual transformation rainwater raspberries recipe recipes reduce reed beds regenerative agriculture relative location relative matter renewable renewable energy resources reuse revolution rootstock rootstocks roundhouse roundwood runner beans Scotland seasons Sepp Holzer september septic tanks sewage treatment shrubs skincare sloes slugs small solutions small-scale smallholding social justice soil health solar solutions spiritual spring stacking functions straw straw bale sustainable systems temperate terraces thistles timber timber framing toolkit tools trees upcycle urban vegan vermicomposting walnuts waste watering weeds wellbeing wetland wild food wildlife wings winter salads wood stove woodburner woodland woodland management woodlands worms year-round food yield zoning

Back Issue - Spring 2014 - (pm 79)


A Visit to Charles Dowding's No Dig Garden
Maddy and Tim Harland visit market gardener, Charles Dowding's no dig garden and are wowed by the yumminess of it all.

Shedding Light on LEDs
John Adams looks at the lighting revolution that can dramatically reduce your bills as well as being kinder to the planet.

Log Now, Burn Later
Will Rolls suggests we should be thinking about next winter's logs to get the hottest, most energy efficient and money saving burn from our stoves.

Sustainable Beekeeping
Monica Barlow describes the fascinating habits of the 'superorganism' that we call bees and explains how we can make beekeeping truly sustainable by using nature as a model.

How Fairtrade was Born
Francisco Van der Hoff Boersma, co-founder of the Fairtrade Movement, describes how it all started in Mexico and explains why it is a vital economic ingredient in the creation of a better world.

Dog Whispering Permaculture-style
Moss was aggressive and a sheep worrier... until Kate McDonald applied permacultural thinking to his behaviour.

DIY Geodesic Growdome
Simon Mitchell, aka SimontheScribe, shares some of his experience of building his experimental, low-cost geodesic growdomes.

Is Learning Permaculture Online Right for you?
Stuart and Gabrielle Anderson compare and contrast online Permaculture Design Courses to the conventional face to face models and explore available online options and what they actually offer students.

Eco-thrifty Baby
Nelson Lebo shows that having a baby doesn't have to stop you living a sustainable lifestyle and that it is an opportunity to motivate you to leave a healthy Earth your children.

Permaculture Kids Zone
by Elowen Waters.

Building Soil with Biochar
In this second of three articles Ed Revill explains how to build soil depth and fertility with biochar.

Caring for Fruit Trees
Wade Muggleton advises on buying fruit trees and how to care for them to ensure healthy specimens and good yields.

Repair Café
Vivienne Johnson reports on a project in that is changing attitudes to our consumer society, one broken item at a time, by mending them.

PM's Guide to Festivals, Fairs & Events 2014
Plan your year with our guide to music festivals, wood fairs and permaculture related events.