Winter 2018 (PM 98)
The Enchanted House
Artist Andy O’Doherty was asked to build an enchanted house. We asked him to tell us more.
Growing Waste-free Mushrooms in Buckets
Kirsten Bradley and Nick Ritar share how to grow your own mushrooms at home.
Changing Lives with Permaculture
Paul Yeboah gives an insight into the excellent, regenerative work of the Ghana Permaculture Institute.
Regenerative Agriculture: Empowering Nature
Charles Massy shares the multiple regenerative agriculture techniques that are the future of farming.
Bringing Nature Inside
Kt Shepherd suggests ways for improving access to nature connection if you or someone you are close to finds it difficult to be outdoors due to illness or disability.
How Permaculture Impacts Lives in Prisons
Joannah Metcalfe describes how a life changing illness took her on a path that transforms the lives of prisoners with permaculture.
Redesigning our Enterprise Culture with Soap
Rozie Apps finds out how ZeroSoap in Devon is encouraging entrepreneurship and helping to create organic farms.
The Upcycled Urban Farm
Warren Draper shares the story behind Bentley Urban Farm, a place of refuge, learning and fresh, organic produce in a food desert.
The Future of Fashion
PM speak to Rapanui to learn about their sustainable clothing processes.
Honouring the Next Generation
Hannah Apricot reveals the winner and runners up in the Youth in Permaculture Prize, exploring how their projects all create positive change.
Producing Meat Mindfully
Farmer, Hannah Thorogood, explores how to produce small-scale, ethical meat.
Boost your Biochar
Phil Greenwood explains how to use natural ingredients in biochar to improve soil.
A Twist on Tradition
Laura Pardoe explores the origin of ‘toilet vinegars’ and shares her own natural recipes for healthy, happy skin.
Living on One Earth
Fred Klammt designed his home, WinSol3, to maximise on solar gain, thermal mass and rainwater. Here he explains his design.
Autumn 2018 (PM 97)
The No Dig Palace Garden
Vicky Cooke describes a no dig garden on a palatial scale – the regeneration of Hampton Court Palace’s 17th century walled fruit and vegetable gardens.
Strawbale Building for Beginners
Felicity Lee and Dan Coleman took on a self-build in France with no prior experience. Would they succeed?
The Alchemy of Making Balms
Karen Lawton shares how to make an ‘Ache Ease’ balm from locally grown plants.
The Floating Food Forest
Rozie Apps explains how New York’s edible forest garden on a barge is combating food deserts and changing local law.
Common Lands
Cooperation is proving a resilient and powerful remedy to market failure and austerity across the UK. As a result, the concept of the commons is gaining traction once again.
Sustainable Livelihoods with Permaculture Values
How Kinsale College of Further Education in Ireland is homing in on business.
One Planet Development
Phil Moore and Lauren Simpson explain how Welsh planning policy is pioneering permaculture ethics and principles to give the next generation access to land and livelihoods.
The Virtual Permaculture Office
In the very challenging world of small enterprise, Permanent Publications co-founder, Maddy Harland, describes how new technology and flexible working can help us creatively adapt to change.
Cultivating the Edge
Can marginal spaces encourage biodiversity, food justice and a sense of place, and how does this relate to permaculture? Ollie Cem tells the story of a guerrilla garden in Totnes.
Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services
Richard Webb gives a counter argument to George Monbiot’s review of natural capital.
Permaculture Woodlands
Vikki Mill learnt woodland management from Ben Law. She describes her journey to her own Welsh woodland.
DIY Biofertilisers for the Farm
Chris Evans discovers how James Aitchinson weaned his organic cider apple farm off oil based fertilisers.
Women Who Share the Harvest
Trina Moyles celebrates the stories of women farmers who practice permaculture around the world.
Summer 2018 (PM 96)
The Heritage Bread Revolution
Baker, Michael Hanson, describes exciting new developments in preserving ancient wheat varieties for the health of the land and our guts.
A Manifesto for Our Daily Bread
John Letts sets out the UK Heritage Grain Alliance’s mission to revive a local grain economy for artisanal bread, beers and distillations and our good health.
No Dig Gardening on any scale
Stephanie Hafferty explains the many advantages of growing annual and perennial veg and fruit with no dig on a small and larger scale.
Protecting Our Seas
Plastic pollution, climate change and over-fishing are negatively impacting our seas. Rozie Apps explores the issues and shares some of the solutions to kickstart positive change.
Building & Living in a Tiny Home
Kate Fox shares the process of creating a small portable home and how it led her to the lifestyle she’d always dreamed of.
Cargo Bikes Urban Transport Solutions
Richard Scrase compares cargo bikes for moving everything from timber, a photographic studio, to a cello!
What Hope Can Achieve
Swansea Community Farm was on the brink of closure, but the local community just couldn’t let it happen. Ruth Domoney tells their story and offers lessons for other struggling projects.
Island Permaculture
Island life may seem idyllic but it has its challenges … Roz Rolls describes how a Sark permaculture garden is the first step in designing a more resilient lifestyle.
Lentil and Spinach Burger

The Power of Sound
Mike Edwards explains how he uses music to help people contact the wild recesses of their minds and engage with the more-than-human world.
The Nutritional Birthing Center
Tracy Chait explores how birthing center, Shanti Uganda, educates women in medicinal and nutritional food growing.
Biodynamic Farming and Permaculture
Marina O’Connell explores how these two systems are both challenging and complimentary to each other.
The Permaculture Fruit Tree Nursery
How Tom Adams helped bring back a range of heritage fruit trees on his organic and permaculture designed orchard and nursery.
Restorative Justice
Belinda Hopkins introduces Restorative Justice and Restorative Practice and describes what both can offer us in our communities.
Rites of Passage in a More Permanent Culture
Alan Creedon explores the positive effects of vision quests for both adults and young people.