Winter 2015 (PM 86)
Rocket Stove Hot Tub
Alicia Taylor and Jamie Ash explain how to build a wood fired hot tub with the added efficiency of a rocket stove.
The Great Green Wall of China
Award winning filmmaker, John D. Liu, visits an extraordinary project where ecosystem based adaptation is delivering real results.
Make a Bentwood Chair
Ben Law describes how to construct attractive and comfortable garden chairs from small diameter coppiced roundwood.
Crop Protection
Stephanie Hafferty looks at the net gains of pest and climate control as part of her food crop growing regime.
The Energy Revolution
Howard Johns argues that we are at the beginning of the fourth great revolution in human history – one which is taking place on all continents of the world.
Farming in Tanzania
Heather Tomlinson shares how organic farming in Tanzania is creating healthy food, increasing incomes and restoring damaged ecosystems.
Multifunctional Microgrid
Diana Leafe Christian describes how Earthaven, a rural mountain ecovillage, has developed a responsive offgrid power system.
What is Permaculture?
Maddy Harland explains the three ethics of permaculture: Earth Care, People Care and Fair Shares.
Made in Hackney
Rozie Apps describes how a food project that is teaching local people how to forage and source and cook healthy, affordable food.
Straw Bale Gardening
Liquid gold, slug trap crops, companion planting ... Susanne Lumsden got far more than she bargained for when she started a straw bale garden.
Alternatives to Peat
John R. Lamont and Dr. George C. Elliott report on a case study that tests non-peat potting mixes.
Granny’s Bread
Ryan Blosser tells his story of going back to the land and how his mother-in-law’s bread became the great levener, bringing two families together.
No Dig Adventures
Nicolas Rouchon puts no dig gardening methods to the test on his French plot.
Permaculture and the Five Elements
Katie Shepherd describes how she uses the five elements to design her outer and inner life.