Summer 2013

Summer 2013 (PM 76)
7 EASY STEPS TO A SUCCESSFUL ANNUAL POLYCULTURE
Vera Greutink on how to grow more vegetables than you can imagine in just 2 square metres.
 
DIY SELF-WATERING CONTAINER GARDEN
Mark Ridsdill Smith explains how to make a genuinely self-watering container garden which can double your yields.
 
BEFORE THE WOODLAND HOUSE
In an extract from his book Woodsman, Ben Law describes how he made a yurt to shelter his family, in the years before his Woodland House was built.
 
POSITIVE MONEY
Can money be a force for good? Francesca Wakefield explores some of the money-changing campaigns and schemes available.
 
DIARY OF A SOLAR PANEL BUILDER
You can make your own photovoltaic panels! Sarah Jasmon shows us how.
 
BUILDING A NON-TOXIC RETREAT
Pauliina Tuominen tells the story of a group of volunteers who built a non-toxic den for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) sufferer, Gillian McCarthy.
 
PROTESTING WITH PERMACULTURE
Nicole Vosper describes how a fracking group applied permaculture design to campaigning.
 
HILL FARMING
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Farmer Katie Shepherd explores why hill farming in Britain is in crisis and how applying permaculture design can help.
 
CULTIVATING RESILIENCE
Wade Muggleton explains why diversifying both crops and varieties can help offset the effects of extreme weather events.
 
BUILDING NATURALLY WITH PEOPLECARE
Phil Moore visits Rancho Mastatal in Costa Rica and finds not only a beautiful collection of natural buildings but also a happy, well thought-out education centre and community.
 
HEALERS OF THE LAND - WOLVES
We have demonised wolves as savage killers, but Eleanor O’Hanlon describes how they alter how herbivores graze in the wild, creating new habitats and boosting biodiversity. Isn’t it time we made friends with them?
 
GROWING GUERRILLAS
Anna Staerbo reports on how permaculture is being used in war-torn El Salvador to help battle against the ravages of increasingly severe weather events