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winter 2011 (PM 70)
PERMACULTURE IN PRISONS
Nicole Vosper shares her unusual pathway to learning permaculture design – in jail – and reports on projects in both the UK and USA that transform lives.
 
ANOTHER POLITICS IS POSSIBLE
Maddy Harland meets Britain’s only Green Member of Parliament to find out why she thinks political engagement is not only worth-while but a natural extension of being green.
 
TALE OF TRANSITION IN TEN OBJECTS
Rob Hopkins tells the story of the evolving Transition movement – a shooting star pointing to a better way of living on this planet.
 
RESKILLING FOR THE FUTURE
Practical skills such as needle and woodwork will need to be passed on if we want to survive Peak oil, argues Georgina-Kate Adams.
 
THE ECO-LOGICAL TOILET
Stuart Anderson disconnects his flush toilet and opts for a compost toilet instead.
 
GROWING IN URBAN SPACES
Alexis Rowell from Transition Belsize explains how permaculture has taken root in an affluent part of north London.
 
HOW TO BE HAPPY
Chris Johnstone unlocks the mystery of how to be happy and discovers it is rarely associated with materialism.
 
A BURNING QUESTION
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Charcoal has a long history of different uses, but could it be an answer to solving escalating climate change, asks Brian Cawley.
 
HOW TO MAKE A POTTERY KILN OUT OF PAPER
Lisa Gledhill explains some easy ways to make your own pottery, without it costing the earth.
 
TASTING THE VISION
Vanessa Spedding senses the potential of natural living in a Shropshire forest garden of Eden.
 
BEYOND URBANIZATION
Chris Smaje argues the case for preserving small-scale farms for food security in both the global north and south.
 
THE CHILDREN'S STRAW BALE HOUSE
Mary Coaten describes how children and parents at Glen House Montessori School designed and built their own straw bale ‘playhouse’ – without a budget.
 
BIOGAS DEMYSTIFIED
Warren Weisman explains what biogas is, how it is made, why it is a viable renewable energy for communities to wean us off fossil fuels in the West and how it can prevent deforestation and health problems in developing countries.
 
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