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Community Rebuilds
Matching needs to yields is the key to the success of a sustainable housing non-profit organisation based in Utah, in the USA; writes Rebecca Barrett.
 
Growing Soya Beans
Deano Martin describes a three year experiment, inoculating and growing soya beans in polycultures in the UK.
 
How to Choose a Woodburning Stove
Here are Will Rolls’ eight handy hints for selecting the best stove for your hearth.
 
Natural Farming
Joan Bailey visits a farm in Japan that is following in the footsteps of Fukuoka.
 
Five Awesome Transition Ideas
We picked five inspiring, ideas from Rob Hopkins’ new book, The Power of Just Doing It
 
Pigs in Plastic
Stuart Anderson describes how he used recycled plastic to build a durable pig ark
 
DIY SELF-WATERING CONTAINER GARDEN
Mark Ridsdill Smith explains how to make a genuinely self-watering container garden which can double your yields.
 
BEFORE THE WOODLAND HOUSE
In an extract from his book Woodsman, Ben Law describes how he made a yurt to shelter his family, in the years before his Woodland House was built.
 
POSITIVE MONEY
Can money be a force for good? Francesca Wakefield explores some of the money-changing campaigns and schemes available.
 
Compact Living
Michael Guerra introduces us to a sustainable design idea ... that of living more compactly
 
Optimise Your Health
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Flo Scott applied permaculture thinking to develop a good quality of life.
 
Farming in a Changing Climate
Ben Lambert describes how Crapes Fruit Farm has developed new methods to cope with an ever more variable climate.
 
Scavenger Technology
Cathy Ashley takes us on a tour of her permaculture home – an ‘evolving’ council house on a quest to become a farm!
 
Wwoofing Around The World
Rebecca Huntley tries her hand at range of jobs on organic farms and gardens, while travelling on a budget.
 
Rocket Mass Heaters
John Adams looks at the potential of these stoves for heating your home, workshop or communal space.
 
Permanent Horticulture
Deano Martin experiments with John Jeavons’ biointensive growing methods and other aspects of permanent horticulture.
 
Making a Solar Food Dryer
John Adams describes how he made a solar food dehydrator and how it performed in a less than typical British summer.
 
Nurture and Nature
Lusi Alderslowe wanted her son to learn from nature so she set up her own Earth Education group. She explains how and why!
 
FEED THE WORLD
Patrick Whitefield looks at whether permaculture can feed the world whilst reducing our use of fossil fuel derived pesticides and fertilisers.
 
WHY PERMACULTURE NEEDS DESIGN
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Aranya explains why design is central to permaculture and how it enables us to consciously create more harmonious, low impact lives.
 
APPLIED OBSERVATION
Wade Muggleton explains why a cup of tea and a wander is a valuable daily habit for a productive garden.
 
DIY SOLAR ELECTRIC BIKES
Michel Daniek explains how to transform your humble steed into a solar powered electric bike.
 
PEOPLECARE SKILLS
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Looby Macnamara focuses on how our biggest challenge is also our greatest opportunity.
 
IS SOLAR STILL WORTH IT?
Solar photovoltaics are a big investment. Wade Muggleton and John Adams explore the financial and environmental benefits.
 

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