Spring 2017 (PM 91)
Open Source Permaculture: How to live well on little
Andrew de la Haye doesn’t think permaculture should be a luxury but should be open source. He describes how he lives well in the alternative economy.
Oiling the Palm of an Industrial Giant
Palm oil production is devastating vast landscapes across southeast Asia and will soon be moving into Africa. Rozie Apps explores the facts and what we can do to minimise its impact.
Regenerative Farming
In the Algarve, Portugal, 43 hectares of abandoned farm with ruined buildings has become a thriving community, Quinto do Vale da Lama, with poly-incomes and a increasingly diverse ecosystem. Walt Ludwick describes the journey.
How to Make Maple and Birch Syrup
Susan Tipton-Fox explains the art if tapping maple and birch for syrup and describes how to make natural taps from sumac.
Will Cuba Remain Organic?
With the potential embargo lift on Cuba from the U.S., will this innovative country retain its urban and rural agriculture that has taught the world so much? Jordan Thomas investigates.
Permaculture Gets Funky
From audiences of military cadets to babies in backyards, Formidable Vegetable Sound System is turning people onto the pure joy of permaculture and regenerative living.
Indigenous Forest Gardening
Steven Elliot Martyn explores the world of wild culturing, green manures and multi-levelled polycultures.
The Rooftop Forest Garden
Tomas Remiarz visits the rooftop forest garden at the Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC), their solution to an educational garden and a leaking roof.
Measuring the Infinite
The produce yields at the Red Shed are easy to measure but measuring the wellbeing of visitors is more difficult. Sandy James explains their system for measuring this.
Make it Yourself: a reaction, revolt and alternative to fast fashion
Making your own clothes from second hand fabrics gives you unique pieces with minimal costs. Ocean Hampson tells you how.
Creating Resilience in Bangladesh
May East, of Gaia Education, explains how permaculture programmes have created sustainable livelihoods and resilience for communities across Bangladesh.
Permaculture Your Body!
Aranya considers how we can apply a permaculture design approach to the one place where we spend our whole lives – in our bodies.
Food a-plenty
Charlie Gray describes a city project that turns waste food int value added products, preserves and ferments.
The World’s most Magical Forest
Alan Heeks shares his experience visiting the Bale Mountains in Ethiopia, and how we can learn from this magical forest.
Winter 2016 (PM 90)
Permaculture – The Next Generation
Teenager, Huw Richards, wants to see kids studying and practising permaculture. He discovered it by chance, but doesn’t want others to rely on luck.
Why Diversity is Important in Permaculture
Bestselling author and activist, Starhawk, explores the vital role of diversity within communities and in the struggle for social justice.
‘The Peculiar People’
Graham Burnett describes how he was invited to ‘exhibit’ a permaculture garden in a prestigious art gallery as part of an exhibition celebrating Radical Essex.
Be The Change, Be Like Soil
Millions of lifeforms in the soil create a much bigger, important ‘whole’. Neil Kingsnorth explores how we can take inspiration from this when facing the challenges of today.
Agroforestry – Transforming Whole Landscapes and Livelihoods
Anthony Melville describes the benefits of alley cropping in agroforestry in the wet tropics to prevent floods, protect from drought and grow mulch, fertility and food.
10 Things You Can Do To Change the World!
We asked celebrated activist, rainforest campaigner and ‘solutionologist’, Nicola Peel, how to make a real difference. Do you do them all?!
Setting Up a Cider Co-op
Jackie Burgoyne tells the story of her local Dorset cider co-op and explains how to set up your own.
Zen in the Art of Permaculture Design
Stefan Geyer explores systems thinking, and how nothing can exist on its own.
A Castle City Garden for Climbers
Ida Fabrizio shares how she helped transformed a derelict urban space into a flourishing forest garden for the Castle Climbing Centre and local community.
Bill Mollison
Celebrating the life of Bill Mollison, the Father of Permaculture.
Earth Restoration Peace Camps
International filmmaker, John D. Liu, explains how eco settlements can train people to regenerate landscapes and communities anywhere in the world.
From Trash to Treasure
Rozie Apps explores the student-led movement that is cleaning up university campuses through zero-waste recycling projects.
Insulating Old Houses
Mukti Mitchell explains the most important con-siderations when renovating old houses and how to reduce fuel bills.
The Soil Rich, Pest Free Garden

Rebuilding Street Kid’s Lives
Anna Kerby and Nicola Sansom tell how former street children built their own recycled classroom from plastic bottles.
Top tips for PC courses
Last year Delvin Solkinson, Annaliese Hordern and friends went on an unforgettable ‘pilgrimage’ to learn from some of the world’s most reputable teachers. Here are their top tips for taking courses.
Autumn 2016 (PM 89)
The Potted Forest
Wade Muggleton shares the multiple benefits of growing a food forest in pots.
Preserving Summer Flavours
No Dig expert, Stephanie Hafferty, shares her tips for the summer garden and how to preserve those flavours for the winter months.
Daniel Christian Wahl says a new generation of designers can design a world in which all can thrive and not just survive.
From Picts to Paradise
James Reid explains how he designed a mulituse permaculture paradise in the temperate climate of Scotland, with veg gardens, fruit trees, live­stock, compost toilets and a sauna.
ReLocalising the Economy
A world beyond fossil fuels can help us regain a sense of place, writes Andrew Walton, founder of a new think tank promoting bioregionalism in the birthplace of industrial capitalism.
The Benefits of Hugelkulturs
The raised bed that retains water, decomposes wood and sequesters carbon.
Designing Your Permaculture Livelihood
Teacher, author and consultant, Aranya, shares his advice on how to join the permaculture economy.
Permaculture in East Timor
Permaculture Timor Leste has had a big impact for a small organisation. Lachlan McKenzie explains why.
The Art of Peening a Scythe
Mowing grass with a scythe makes 100% sense. It is quiet, fossil fuel free, and great exercise. Michelle Lainé explains how to use and maintain a scythe properly.
Reclaiming a Lost Garden
Caroline Aitken describes how she took on a dere­lict nursery and used permaculture techniques to create a productive annual vegetable garden.
Permaculture Design for the Third Age
Richard Webb explores how permaculturists can approach ‘retirement’ realistically, yet creatively.
The Edible Outdoor Classroom
Matt Willer shares how he set up an allotment for his students, creating an inspiring, abundant outdoor classroom.
Permaculture and Indigenous Knowledge
Dr. Alex Aisher and Peter Cow explore how a new wave of ‘people permaculture’ is drawing on the deep historical link between permaculture and indigenous knowledge to understand group dynamics and personal development.