Spring 2020 (PM 103)
Pies, Ale & Camping
With traditional English pubs closing every week, one enterprising couple, Marie Smith and Mark Sealey, describe how they combined real ale with eco-camping to create a thriving community hub.
The Ecological Gardener
Garden designer, Sid Hill, describes how combining a wildflower meadow with an edible forest garden is a game changer, establishing habitat, biodiversity, beauty and resilience for more extreme climate events.
When Fashion Becomes Activism
Linda Thomas designs stunning clothes from waste materials. She also uses fashion activism to highlight the need for us to stop littering our beautiful planet with plastic.
The Greenest School in the World?
A new eco-built school in Nepal is utilising climate-sensitive technology fit for a changing world – and raising a new generation of Nature protectors. Georgina-Kate Adams shares Part 1 of the story.
Tomorrow’s Leaders
2019 Permaculture Magazine Prize runners up, Marcela Casaus and Lupita Salazar, describe how their land-based Northern Youth Project is creating the community’s leaders of the future.
Fair Shares on the Farm
Rebecca Hosking explains how she and the late Tim Green applied the third permaculture ethic of Fair Shares on Village Farm.
Coppicing Trees for Medicine
Anne Stobart shares some experience of growing and harvesting medicinals at Holt Wood, a forest garden in Devon.
Grow Your Own Kombucha
Kombucha is now super trendy and becoming very expensive. Known for its healing properties, Susan Tipton-Fox explains how to make your own.
Nurturing Your Soils with Compost Teas
Eric Fisher shares a simple compost tea recipe to increase the health of your soil.
Regenerative Permaculture – An Alternative to Business as Usual
Simon Constantine tells the story of one of his favourite permaculture projects: the restoration of rainforest in an area once populated by orangutans, rhinos, elephants and tigers.
How to Create a Culture of Collective Intelligence
Looby Macnamara says that culture naturally evolves, and that we can speed up and positively steer this process in our personal and collective lives.
The Woodcraft Folk – education for social change
Joseph Sallis delves into a movement that teaches young people the importance of cooperation, peace and friendship, while offering a safe space to share.
How to Find Land for Your Tiny House
A Tiny House can seem like a great way to overcome high rentals or a crippling mortgage. Pamela Palongue investigates how to find a site.
WWOOFing and Permaculture – Let’s Build a Guild
Scarlett Penn describes how World Wide Opportunities on Working Organic Farms (WWOOF) transforms lives.
Carbon Neutral Composting
Eleanor Strangways reveals the latest technology combatting excessive food waste.
DIGITAL ARTICLE: Deep Adaptation on the Farm
Julie Kunen volunteers on a Kenyan farm that is adapting to climate change by changing its way of growing crops. Salutary lessons for us all.
Winter 2019 (PM 102)
Rewilding the Land and Ourselves
Kara Moses describes a rewilding project in Wales and how it can deeply affect all species, including humans.
Planning a Productive Garden
No Dig expert, Stephanie Hafferty, shares her winter tips and practical seasonal tasks for a fruitful garden and a happy gardener.
Winter in the Vegetable Garden
No Dig master gardener, Charles Dowding, weighs up the pros and cons of mulch vs green manure.
Towards Zero Waste
How do we move ourselves and society towards zero waste using permaculture design principles? Féidhlim Harty takes up the challenge.
Rescuing the Planet’s Coral Reefs
Coral reefs are dying at an unprecedented rate. Nik Bertulis outlines the challenges and reports on some of the innovative solutions.
Building for One Planet Living
Ben Gill and Tanya Babaeff look at the success of White Gum Valley, a highly sustainable mixed-use development in Western Australia, and consider how the lessons learned here can be applied to housing development worldwide.
Nurturing the Displaced
African Women Rising share how they transform the lives of refugees using permaculture. The lessons learnt about soil, water and building social capital can be applied the world over.
Restoring an Ancient Paradise
John D. Liu introduces Bayoudha village in Jordan, an exemplary permaculture project regenerating landscape and community.
Celebrating how Young People are using Permaculture to Make a Difference
Abundant Earth Foundation’s second annual £5,000 Youth in Permaculture Prize honors the passion, dedication, and innovative solutions from those who have the most at stake: the youth.
Permaculture Design in Practice
In times of crisis, Jasmine Dale suggests we get strategic and expand our capacity for design to become more engaged and effective in our lives.
Returning Land Back to the Commons
Graham Truscott tells the story of how a committed group bought a redundant cabbage field and turned it back into biodiverse, fruitful community-owned land.
Biomimicry – the Language of Nature
Hannah Apricot Eckberg describes how to design more resilient social structures with Biomimicry
8 Forms of Capital – Self-learning with Media
Matt Shaw, a content creator at the ethical and campaigning cosmetics High Street company, Lush, explores how having adopted permaculture principles, Lush has added publishing and film-making to its repertoire of successful ways to communicate what matte
Voices from the Wood
Alan Heeks describes his unexpected journey with Hazel Hill Wood, once a conifer plantation, now a biodiverse, vibrant woodland educational centre.
The Healing Life of Cows
How can a humble herd of cows turn tragedy into healing. Dave Mountjoy tells his story.
DIGITAL ARTICLE: Extracting Minerals from Plant Ash
Nathanael Szobody shares how nations without salty seawater can extract salt from plants.
Autumn 2019 (PM 101)
Low Impact, Off Grid Permaculture
Pat Bowcock tells the story of how her smallholding has evolved over 20 years with the help and support of family and community.
Marine Permaculture
Rozie Apps explores the new world of ocean farming and how various techniques are being used to restore large ecosystems.
Natural Capital – the language of oppression?
Ecologist, Miles King, argues that quantifying Nature with a financial value is the wrong way to address the destruction of our natural world.
Can Permaculture Play a Positive Role in International Development?
What is ‘development’? Can it be a force for good? Chris Evans reports.
Changing Lives in Ugandan Refugee Settlements
Steve Jones describes a pioneering training project in South Sudan where one million refugees have gathered, providing transformative, practical skills and knowledge.
Growing Winter Salads
Charles Dowding and Stephanie Hafferty share how to grow salad leaves through autumn and winter.
DIY Cow Poo Wall Render
Cow pats are full of water-resistant enzymes. Tom Keeling describes how this traditional resource can be used to make an effective render on a cob home.
Regenerating Agriculture, Regenerating Communities
Tracy L. Barnett visits Vía Orgánica and discovers how the ranch has transformed damaged lands and is now working with the Ecosystem Restoration Camps movement to extend the work into neighboring farms.
Salt Air, Shelter and Seaweed
Anthony Harris describes an evolving permaculture project on a small, magical island in the Atlantic and the challenges of growing in a wild climate.
Growing Resilience Inside Ourselves
Chris Johnstone introduces a design framework for building inner resilience at a time of climate crisis.
Why Permaculture is So Much More than Gardening!
Though the garden is the backdrop, Simon Lacey explains how permaculture adds a new dimension to horticultural therapy.
Creating Resilient Soil With Microbes
Rozie Apps explores how Ballagh Micro Farm in Devon is bringing Korean Natural Farming to the UK, where beneficial microbes are being used to create healthy soil through powerful natural fertilisers.
Back to the Future with the Green New Deal
Jay Abrahams time travels to the future and reviews the fruits of the Green New Deal.
Medina Tenour Whiteman visits La Loma Viva, a pioneering farm on the Mediterranean coast.