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Kate Fox |
Friday, 16th March 2018
It was whilst on holiday kayaking and camping in the Scilly Isles, off the southwest coast of England, just after a small series of incidents in our life (including flood, theft and vandalism), that we (myself and partner Andy) suddenly had the revelation that we could change what we were doing and start again. We could sell our conventional two... more
 
Bethan Lewis |
Friday, 2nd March 2018
For my ninth birthday my parents gave me a copy of a book called Lark Rise to Candleford. It was written by an English woman called Flora Thompson, and was first published in 1945. “I’d like to read this out loud to you in the evenings,” said my mother,” but I know it’s going to make me cry.” She was right – as far as I remember, she read most of... more
 
Permaculture magazine |
Wednesday, 28th February 2018
To celebrate World Book day, March 1st, the team here at Permaculture Magazine have put together our 10 Classic, Must-have Permaculture books. To learn more about these books visit: www.green-shopping.co.uk/books/world-book-day-classic-permaculture-books.html * Permaculture Design: a step-by-step guide by Aranya The ultimate guide to design. *... more
 
Ross Spollin |
Monday, 12th February 2018
Permaculture is an innovative framework for creating sustainable ways of living based on the ethics of earth care, people care and fair share. The International Permaculture Convergence (IPC) is a biennial event where permaculture activists from across the planet come together to share and learn. From mid October to early December 2017 I was... more
 
Ellie O'Grady |
Friday, 19th January 2018
This is Rock Rose (Cistus ladanifer). This sticky-sapped shrub looks like unobtrusive rocky scrub spattered across the Portuguese landscape, until you come across a bush in full bloom. Sensuous, sprawling white blossoms splashed amongst the large waxy leaves, petals splayed open to reveal markings of yellow and black, it invites the eye to come... more
 
Andrew McMillion - Food Studio |
Monday, 8th January 2018
Surfers instinctively know when they are aligned with their environment. Like a church-bell that resonates with all its overlapping frequencies at precisely the right volume, they ride waves of energy with effortless ease. At a different frequency and a much slower pace, plants in a sense are also surfers trying to catch waves as their leaves... more
 
Marina O'Connell |
Wednesday, 3rd January 2018
In PM96, Marina O'Connell, co-director of the Apricot Centre, explores the similarities and differences between permaculture and biodynamics.  Here we have a brief comparison of the two. Permaculture principles Biodynamic Principles Earth Care Work with nature rather than against it People Care Be  socially connected Fair Share Be... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Friday, 15th December 2017
In November 2017, I was given one of the greatest of honours: to welcome India's foremost spiritual leader, Amma (Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi) to the UK on the 30th anniversary of her first visit and in the company of the Indian ambassador, Dinesh K. Patnaik (second left), and the renown film director and artist, Shekhar Kapur (far right). Why... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Friday, 1st December 2017
St Ethelburga's Centre for Peace and Reconciliation in London says spiritual ecology “...is about sticking our hands in the soil – feeling into the roots of social and environmental issues – cultivating a deeper relationship with life that reflects the interconnectedness of all life.” They list four principles: Interconnectedness Reverence for... more
 
Paul Alfrey - Balkan Ecology Project |
Friday, 24th November 2017
This is the third year of our Market Garden Polyculture Study. Our trials include a comparison between growing vegetables in polycultures and growing them in more traditional blocks as well as our experimentation with annual vegetable polycultures. Below you will find an overview of the trial garden and the polycultures we are growing, a... more
 

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