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Karen Osborne |
Tuesday, 22nd September 2020
Who'd have guessed - little ol' me writing my first ever Permaculture article  - all thanks to the moving and truly inspiring words of Maddy Harland (PM guru) now firmly embedded in my psyche. In her powerful Editorial exploration of our potential societal Covid-19 response (Issue 104), Maddy states: "We need to re-gear employment to become... more
 
Tamsin Westbrook |
Monday, 21st September 2020
At the beginning of 2018 I had no idea what permaculture was. But I did have an important decision to make. I had been running my own business for five years, both my children were now in school and I felt it was time for a change. I wanted to do something meaningful, to be active and outdoors and to work alongside others. I was at a loss. I... more
 
Judy Birkbeck |
Friday, 18th September 2020
The honeybees in my last home were mean. Woe betide any bumblebee that dared to land on a borage flower. The borage was the honeybees’ private property, and they would dive-bomb any poor unsuspecting bumblebee that happened to arrive first, quite unnecessarily as there was plenty for all. Hypocritical of me, perhaps, to condemn the greed and... more
 
Chris Evans |
Tuesday, 1st September 2020
The word ‘development’ is like a double-edged sword. It can be a tool to cut your fodder needs, or it can cut your throat. It can mean improvement in quality of life, or it can herald a slide into deterioration of social, economic and environmental systems. Here, we look at the history of the word ‘development’ and explore how permaculture can... more
 
BlinkNow |
Wednesday, 12th August 2020
My journey began in 2005 at the age of 19. During my final year of high school in suburban New Jersey, I decided to put my college plans on hold and travel the world on a gap year. Over the course of my gap year, I lived in Fiji, New Zealand and eventually ended up in North Eastern India, interning at an organization that worked with Nepali... more
 
Permaculture Magazine |
Monday, 3rd August 2020
The Permaculture Magazine Prize is for individuals, communities, businesses, groups and organisations that can demonstrate inspirational work over more than three years. • We encourage entries from anywhere in the world. • The closing date for entries is 31st August 2020, 23:59 GMT. Your entry must have been received by this date! • Organisations... more
 
Permaculture Magazine |
Monday, 3rd August 2020
We are delighted to bring the Youth in Permaculture Prize in house, which for the last two years has been hosted by Abundant Earth Foundation. Youth are truly the future of our planet. In order to recognise and honour their talent and intelligence, this world-wide prize will spotlight young leaders who are dedicating their time to make the world a... more
 
Rowena Bashforth |
Friday, 3rd July 2020
My first glimpse of a community based on environmental values was Hockerton Housing Project in Nottinghamshire. As a thirteen-year-old, it piqued my interest and made total sense to me to live in a low impact way. A seed was sown, and over the last year, that small interest has bloomed into skills and knowledge. While I was involved in a variety... more
 
Linda Eckerbom Cole |
Friday, 19th June 2020
Agnes had to leave her home in the middle of the night when her village in South Sudan was attacked. Two neighbors were killed; pregnant, she ran, with her husband and young child. Today she is living in Palabek Refugee Settlement Camp in Northern Uganda together with 38,000 other refugees from her home country. Her family has since expanded with... more
 
Inga Foundation |
Monday, 1st June 2020
Slash-and-burn subsistence agriculture has fed millions of families over past centuries; today it maintains some 250-300 million descendant families in poverty; and its widespread failure is an underlying cause of rural-urban migration in the tropics. The consumptive process by which forest cover is converted to invasive grassland, over vast... more
 

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