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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. The science... more
 
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... more
 
Abu Gbori |
Monday, 5th July 2021
Sierra Leone is made up of districts and chiefdoms (as of 2017 there were 190 chiefdoms) where chiefs and the ruling families have the power to raise taxes, control the judicial system, allocate land and resources in the area. The Konike chiefdom in Tonkilili District is the main beneficiary of Friends of the Environment (FOTE).  When I arrived in... more
 
Steve Jones - Sector39 |
Thursday, 24th June 2021
I have the belief that the world needs leadership from Africa to take us out of the ecological disaster we have created; they have experts in low impact development ready to get to work!  Solving the ecological and climate crisis will take the co-ordinated effort by many millions of people; luckily, this process has already begun. As much as we... more
 
Sarah Queblatin, Green Releaf Initiative |
Friday, 11th June 2021
“What if we changed the narrative of Disaster Risk Reduction or DRR, into that of Design for Resilience and Regeneration?” This is what inspires our design as Green Releaf Initiative. It started in 2009 when I was helping pack relief goods full of plastics and processed food. Looking at the massive pile of carbon packed to respond to the floods... more
 
Sustainable Beekeeping and Human Development |
Friday, 11th June 2021
Our purpose is to promote achievement of sustainable human development for the vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in the present and for future generations.   The SuBeHuDe is focused on training in sustainable commercial beekeeping, practical permaculture, eco-entrepreneurship, environmental and biodiversity conservation, natural resource... more
 
Rozie Apps |
Monday, 7th June 2021
“While Earth has survived radical climactic changes and regenerated following mass extinctions, it’s not the destruction of Earth that we are facing, it’s the destruction of our familiar, natural world and our uniquely rich human culture. “It may sound frightening, but the scientific evidence is that if we have not taken dramatic action within the... more
 
Rozie Apps - Permaculture Magazine |
Friday, 4th June 2021
If you've been reading Permaculture Magazine, you'll know that permaculture offers the tools for small and large-scale ecosystem restoration.  The planet's ecosystems are being lost at an alarming rate, and humans depend on these ecosystems being healthy for our survival. The United Nations (UN) state that over 4.7 million hectares of forests (... more
 
Cynthia Robinson |
Thursday, 3rd June 2021
When my husband and I first came to Peru in 2001 we were greeted by the most loving, warmest, and down-to-earth people, who despite having very little, were able to rejoice with the simple life because of tightly knit communities and ancestral ways to relate deeply with each other. Over the years however we’ve observed that original native culture... more
 
Rob Squires |
Monday, 24th May 2021
It’s funny the way life has a habit of going full circle on you. In the early ’90s as a young adult, I found myself ‘up north’, volunteering in the regeneration of a 80 hectare (200 acre) spoil heap, created from a coal mine in Bold, near St. Helens. This was a flagship project for the very first Groundwork Trust, set up in the town to clean up... more
 

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