summer 2012

summer 2012 (PM 72)
SUCCESSFULLY DEALING WITH DROUGHT
Peppi Gauci describes a permaculture project in Malta that has transformed a windswept arid landscape into an abundant oasis.
 
FEED THE WORLD
Patrick Whitefield looks at whether permaculture can feed the world whilst reducing our use of fossil fuel derived pesticides and fertilisers.
 
WHY PERMACULTURE NEEDS DESIGN
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Aranya explains why design is central to permaculture and how it enables us to consciously create more harmonious, low impact lives.
 
APPLIED OBSERVATION
Wade Muggleton explains why a cup of tea and a wander is a valuable daily habit for a productive garden.
 
DESIGNING YOUR LIFE WITH PERMACULTURE
Looby Macnamara describes how to become the person you have always wanted to be!
 
HOW TO PROPAGATE A FOREST GARDEN
Pippa Greenwood, explains how to grow your own forest garden from scratch.
 
BUILDING COMMUNITY
Zoë Foster on joining a cohousing community and helping set up an energy saving project.
 
LEARNING BY DOING
Nicole Vosper reports on a permaculture design programme that invites diversity and action.
 
10 REASONS TO DO A PERMACULTURE COURSE
We want to encourage all of our readers to take a Permaculture Design Course: here’s why.
 
FROM FLEECE TO FELT
Rosie Hazleton explains how to dye and felt fleece while working outdoors.
 
PRODUCTIVE PERMACULTURE ON A SMALL SCALE
Anni Kelsey explains why she grows plants all mixed together in her garden
 
ROCKET STOVES IN THE PHILIPPINES
Penelope Reyes describes how rocket stoves are saving fuel and reducing lung disease.
 
DRYLAND PERMACULTURE IN PALESTINE
Last autumn Annie Neligan visited the Marda Permaculture Project in Palestine.
 
THE PERMACULTURE PIGGERY
Kate Fox explains how to set up a small piggery.
 
FIRE AND WILD FOOD COOKERY
Wendy Vickerman describes a school where children have a land based way of learning, much of it practical and hands on.