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Maddy Harland

Maddy Harland

CO-FOUNDER AND EDITOR

Maddy Harland is the co-founder and editor of Permaculture magazine and author of Fertile Edges - Regenerating the land, culture and hope.

My main interests are beekeeping, forest gardening, being on the land, wild places.

Permaculture for me is more than an ecological design system, for me it is a way of seeing and understanding the world as a whole and responding to it. It is a way of life.

recent content by Maddy Harland

Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 2nd December 2021

We have recently undertaken a process that you might consider very corporate, namely rebranding. But for us, it is just a new way of presenting ourselves to the world, a way that reflects our values rather than tries to sell you even more stuff you don't want.

 
Maddy Harland |
Wednesday, 1st December 2021

When I first read about Jem Bendell’s Deep Adaptation work I didn’t want to face the possibility that humanity would not draw back from the brink of climate catastrophe. I wanted to believe we have the solutions on hand and that growing mass consciousness would tip world leaders into acting wisely. Now we are straying towards a catastrophic tempera-ture rise in a matter of a decades. Solar panels, electric cars and agroforestry are evidently not going to take us beyond net zero in time.

 
Maddy Harland |
Monday, 4th October 2021

Permaculture is a design system based on ethics and a set of principles modelled on Nature. When we consider the millions of years of evolution and adaptation to conditions by species, we can glimpse how Nature has the best R & D lab in existence. A deep observation and an understanding of natural systems can teach us many things.

 
Maddy Harland |
Thursday, 29th July 2021

Every issue of PM is an opportunity to express our gratitude to all our subscribers, readers, contributors, partners, stores and distributors for your continued support in what are challenging times. We have survived by a process of swift adaptation (especially when all of our stores closed in many parts of the world overnight in March 2020), a willingness to adopt new ideas and ways of working, and because of the loyalty of all of you. We thank you.

 
Maddy Harland |
Wednesday, 9th December 2020

COVID-19 has been an extraordinary experience, an event so incredibly difficult and at the same time surreal, in that it has forced everyone to consider what life is about.

 

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