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Nick Gosman |
Wednesday, 24th April 2019
A morning stroll through the greenwood in early Spring reminds us that even in our crowded little island, where much of the land is managed or farmed, we are surrounded by vibrant communities of animals and plants. A closer look at birds fluttering in the trees, deer stalking through the undergrowth and huge solitary bees humming by like areal... more
 
James Frances White |
Wednesday, 13th March 2019
Over the past few years it has become clear that plants are able to extract nutrients directly from soil microorganisms in their roots. This nutrient extraction process was outlined recently in an article published online in the journal Microorganisms. The process is called the ‘rhizophagy cycle’ (pronounced ‘rye-zo-FAY-gee’). In the rhizophagy... more
 
Permaculture Magazine |
Wednesday, 6th March 2019
We're excited to announce the launch of the second Permaculture Magazine Prize. The Permaculture Magazine Prize 2019 is launched with a fund of £25,000 donated by several generous benefactors. Its aim is to directly help transform communities and regenerate habitats and it will be judged by a prestigious panel of international judges. The prize... more
 
Joanne Walby |
Friday, 1st March 2019
The garden hose rose like a king cobra. A jet of water surged through it and splashed my ankles before I wrestled it toward a parched pear tree. As a new volunteer at Seattle’s Beacon Food Forest, my job was to water the trees, shrubs and plants after a heat wave. Although I lived only a few blocks away, it took a trip to China for me to realize... more
 
Andrew McMillion |
Monday, 25th February 2019
Searching for hardy plants that can adapt to the rapidly changing Norther climates is a challenging but rewarding hunt. The Norwegian Seed Savers have been on this hunt for a decade, lead in large part by the efforts of Stephen Barstow, known as the “Extreme Salad Man” who holds the world record for the salad with the most varieties. Stephen's... more
 
Muneezay Jaffery |
Wednesday, 20th February 2019
In December 2018, Green Shoots Foundation, a UK registered charity, established a training centre for horticulture and rural development on a 0.56 Ha (1.2 acre) piece of land provided by the Provincial Government of an isolated province in the NW of Cambodia. This project has been in the pipeline for 18 months and follows on from horticultural... more
 
Jane Campbell |
Wednesday, 20th February 2019
Women aren’t simply becoming good sustainable builders, these days they are setting up their own companies, leading the way with revolutionary ways to provide affordable green homes to large section of the population and instigating natural building industry standards. We ask them what advice they might have for women aiming to build their own... more
 
Paul Alfrey - Balkan Ecology Project |
Wednesday, 13th February 2019
Encouraged by high yields and high levels of biodiversity that we have been recording in our home gardens, we have extended our research to look at how we can provide nutritious affordable food whilst enhancing biodiversity in polyculture landscapes. We are delighted to be offering a unique opportunity to take part in this study. Would you like to... more
 
Paul Alfrey - Balkan Ecology Project |
Wednesday, 13th February 2019
Last Autumn we tried out a new course format, the 'Design 'n Build', an intensive practical course where we go through the whole design process and complete the build of a project within three days. We had an amazing group join us for our first course and managed to complete the design and build of a 100m2 forest garden consisting of around 120... more
 
Permaculture Magazine |
Wednesday, 13th February 2019
Here is the happiest video of the year from Formidable Vegetable, released on Valentine's Day 2019. 'Grow a Garden' is the new single from their forthcoming album, 'Earth People Fair' (reviewed in the forthcoming PM100), enjoy it and please share it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9wIKpPWq5Y   This gives Permaculture Magazine the perfect chance to grab... more
 

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