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Drew Dellinger |
Monday, 22nd July 2019
Fifty years ago, humans left Earth’s orbit for the first time, travelled far enough to bend the horizon into a circle, and saw the planet as it looks from space: the Whole Earth. A spheroid shining in silence; a numinous symphony of ocean, cloud, and conti-nents, dizzy with life; the creativity of the cosmos pouring through a portal. The... more
 
Graham Truscott |
Monday, 22nd July 2019
There’s a story that runs along the lines of a wise woman (or possibly man or person of transgender) being asked what she was planning to do the following day. The response, allegedly, was “Plant a tree”.  When asked why she would plant a tree, she is supposed to have responded that it would be the right thing to do. Moreover, it would be good... more
 
Laura Pardoe - Field Fresh Skincare |
Thursday, 27th June 2019
I was thrilled to be invited by Permanent Publications to the Weleda Insight Day – an invitation made to all readers of Permaculture Magazine. It proved a day to surpass expectations. I hesitate to use ‘magical’ terms for fear of detracting from the factual base and deep-thinking that contributes to the biodynamic approach, but the garden was... more
 
Permaculture Magazine |
Tuesday, 21st May 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. As of May... more
 
Dorothy Morganna |
Tuesday, 7th May 2019
Six days before Earth Day, the banana stalk in the front yard fell over, spilling out unripe green bananas. That’s when I knew: a party was in order.  Some people say, “Every day is Earth day, so why celebrate?” So, those six days before Earth day were all Earth day too. Dozens of green bananas were boiled and fermented (that’s called fufu and it’... more
 
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
 
Simon Lacey |
Friday, 19th April 2019
At Headway Cambridgeshire, we use permaculture in our work with people who have had a brain injury. Before I go on to say more about this work, it’s worth saying a little about what brain injury is. Brain injury can happen to anyone at any time resulting from a simple fall to a major stroke, and it affects people in as many different ways as you... more
 
Maddy Harland |
Wednesday, 10th April 2019
In facing the problems of the world head on and seeking solutions, we are frequently told that we need to develop a new narrative. This can seem quite abstract and even a tall order as so much needs to be changed and so quickly if we are to slow down the great challenges of our time like climate chaos and the Sixth Mass Extinction. It may seem... 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
 
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
 

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