Spring 2019

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Spring 2019 (PM 99)
Gentle Living to Extinction Rebellion
Ele Waters describes how she awakened from her permaculture ‘sleep’ to become a peaceful yet civilly disobedient activist
 
From Desert to Food Forest
Grant Curry set up the Permaculture Provision Project to create fresh food on the Navajo Nation’s Reservation, a vast desert. He wants to inspire others and awaken the US to the need for permaculture. The Permaculture Provision Project is one of the four
 
Spring Growing Tips
Stephanie Hafferty shares her sowing and growing tips for beetroot and parsnips, as well as sowing times for the spring months.
 
Walking with Trees – First Stirrings
Glennie Kindred shares how trees can reconnect us to Nature, and help us to become healthier, more empowered and engaged with the world.
 
A Zero Cost Upcycled Bee Box
Beekeeping can be an expensive hobby, so Maddy Harland decided to teach herself how to build ‘nuc’ boxes to attract swarms.
 
Building a Sacred Space
Ness Woodcock-Dennis built her own upcycled small shelter after being inspired by Finland’s ‘Laavus’ and how they connect people to Nature.
 
Revive Your Body in Spring
Natural cosmetics are expensive, but we can easily make them. Laura Pardoe shares her tips and recipes to awaken the body with Nature’s gifts in spring.
 
Greening the Desert
Neal Spackman shares the story behind the Al Baydha Project in Saudi Arabia, where regenerative agriculture is greening the desert. The Al Baydha Project is one of the four 2018 Permaculture Magazine Prize runners up.
 
Extend Your Growing Season
No dig gardener, Vera Greutink, shares her methods for extending her growing seasons.
 
Wonderful Weeds
Tracy Chandler delves into her garden to find an array of medicinal herbs.
 
From Field to Fashion
Babs Behan tells the story of the Bristol Cloth, a bioregionally sourced and manufactured cloth, bringing non-toxic regenerative textile production back to Britain.
 
The DIY Caravan
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Lisa Morgan explains how she built a camper van on a budget, to suit her needs.
 
Spring Herbal Vinegars
Spring leaves are packed with nutritious minerals. The Seed SistAs share how to extract these using herbal vinegars.
 
Cleaning Effluent With Plants
Féidhlim Harty explains how to clean up household effluent with willow in special percolation areas rather than wasting nutrients and polluting groundwater.
 
A 10 Year Retrospective
Jasmine Dale reflects on the design and implementation process of her smallholding Berllan Dawel at Lammas ecovillage and the tragic demise of their ecohome, destroyed by fire.
 
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