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Summer 1998 (PM 18)
FENG SHUI – THE ANCIENT ART OF PERMACULTURE?
Author and Feng Shui practitioner, Gill Hale, looks at the auspicious similarities between this ancient art and permaculture.
 
OUR HOUSE
A visit to the passive solar retrofit of the Harlands’ dilapidated 19th century flint cottage in Hampshire.
 
CULTIVATING PLENTY
Chris Evans describes ‘Three Season’ vegetable gardening, which includes the principles of Ayurvedic, bio-intensive and minimum tillage systems, and shows how this can be adapted to local situations and resources.
 
THE BIG GREEN ONE
Andy Waterman tells the story of the establishing of a permanent permaculture demonstration site on the Wiltshire Downs at the site of the Big Green Gathering, one of the country’s largest eco-fests.
 
PERMACULTURE TRAINING WITH THE ‘NEW DEAL’
Nancy Woodhead explains an important new government-sponsored scheme which offers permaculture training in a year-long curriculum with workplace assessment.
 
GRANFER’S GRUMBLE
‘Granfer’s Grumble’ gives you the chance to gripe. In this issue, Patrick Whitefield has his perennial rant, this time about permaculture demonstration sites!
 
HASSLING THE BIG FOUR
Pressure needs to be brought to bear on the ‘Big Four’ supermarkets to label genetically modified foods. Patrick Whitefield calls for a letter writing campaign.
 
MAGICAL WILLOW – Part 2
Willow craftsman, Steve Fuller, describes many practical, beautiful and environmental uses, both old and new, for this most versatile of trees.
 
LETS – A MIDDLECLASS HOBBY OR VIABLE TRADING ALTERNATIVE
Colin C. Williams and Gill Steyfang discover the many practical benefits LETS increasingly offers to a wider cross-section of society.
 
WRIGGLING WITH REALITY
Emma Chapman recounts her experiences with one of those eco-myths – the problem-free indoor worm bin.
 
PERMACREDIT
Dave Kilroy explains how Credit Unions offer an alternative and sustainable way of providing financial services.
 
REDSIGNING MONEY
In the first of a series of articles which explore the possibilities of a sustainable economy John Cant explores the reasons why our current money system does not work.
 
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