Winter 2006 (PM 50)
Powerdown and permaculture
Rob Hopkins asks how permaculture can influence the mainstream and introduces Transition Town Totnes
War gardening
How living history is teaching kids to grow food in Essex by Graham Burnett
PM business
Maddy Harland , tells the story of Permanent Publications and the permaculture design thinking behind the company
Raised vegetable gardening
How to design and make productive raised beds by Patrick Whitefield
Something for nothing
Introducing Freecycle, the free community exchange system that really works
10 strategies for avoiding burnout
Working hard and feeling the pace? How to stay healthy and effective with Dr Chris Johnstone
Transition culture
Fritjof Capra speaks to Rob Hopkins about learning how to live in an uncertain future
Education in the jungle
Jennifer Gray visits a Krishnamurti school in Tamil Nadu and explores its green credentials
Permaculture people
Introducing Dr Jimmy Altham , permaculturist and former university lecturer in philosophy
A few acres in the country
Chris Smaje describes how his family cleverly integrated the advantages of town and country
The magical soils of El Dorado
The story of Terra Preta, the highly fertile selfsustaining ‘black earth’ of the Amazon
Far from woolly thinking
How one PM article has launched a new social enterprise in rural Somerset
Extreme salads
One man’s quest to grow as many edible salad plants as he can near the Arctic Circle in Norway
Growing positive young adults
Sami Grover reports on a permaculture project that is changing young lives in down town Durham, North Carolina