Summer 2016 (PM 88)
Future Food, Urban Style
Relocalising food supply means more urban farms. Rozie Apps visits two cutting edge projects.
Stories in Action at the Zombie Apocalypse Training Camp
Want to prise your kids away from the individious screen? Philip Waters shares his masterful guidance for engaging stories and outdoor play with a difference.
Edible Flowers and why you should grow them
Edible flowers are both a functional and beautiful aspect of the permaculture polyculture. No dig expert, Stephanie Hafferty, explains why they are good for you and your garden’s health.
Beyond Fairtrade and Organics
PM asked Simon Constantine of Lush Cosmetics to describe how permaculture has been a key driver to their successful, regenerative and philanthropic enterprise.
Creating Little Venice – a slug-free crater garden in Ireland
Wind blasted; rain soaked; starved soil and plagued with armies of slugs, Nick Addey starts a vegetable garden on crater islands in the middle of a constructed wetland.
The Potential of Carbon Farming
Runaway climate change signals a dire future. We asked Eric Toensmeier to explain why carbon farming is the most effective way of locking up carbon in the soil and biomass and why it is a vital strategy that can help stabilise our planet.
Reduce Renew Offset
Donnachadh McCarthy argues the case for carbon offsetting.
Music and Permaculture
Georgina-Kate Adams meets the organisations uniting music and permaculture to fight xenophobia, plant trees and reconnect people and planet.
Ansel Oommen explains why the Moringa tree could relieve the suffering caused by malnutrition in the world.
Rewilding Humans in a Regenerative Landscape
Rewilding is an alluring idea – releasing large tracts of land as habitat for wild species. Yet it assumes that humans are excluded. Rebecca Hosking, of Village Farm, explores how we can have our rewilding and permaculture it too.
The Self-sufficient Polytunnel
Ludwig Appeltans describes how to design a permaculture polytunnel to grow food all year round in a cool temperate climate.
Nurturing the growers
It is often not our practical but our inter-personal skills that fail us. Psychotherapist Morwenna Lewis explores the importance of smart communication and well-being on farms, smallholdings and community-based permaculture projects.
Permaculture Solutions for Food Security in Africa
Pierre Moorsom explains how agroforestry informed by permaculture is being used to provide a holistic alternative to conventional agriculture in Malawi.
How to Permaculture Your Life
Ross Mars shares some simple yet effective ‘recipes’ to enhance your health, improve your garden and reduce your energy bills.
Spring 2016 (PM 87)
Growing Winter Veg for Optimum Health
Charles Dowding explains how to grow and store vegetables for winter wellbeing and why preparation needs to start early.
Understanding and Embracing Transformational Change
John D. Liu on why the future of our planet need not be bleak.
The Secret Garden of Marizá
How Marsha Hanzi created an edible paradise using regenerative agriculture techniques.
Installing Small Scale Solar
Fitting solar panels to your campervan or other off-grid structure needn’t be daunting. John Adams guides you through the planning stage and presents a case study of a typical installation.
Making Small Farms Work
Richard Perkins describes the second season of setting up a permaculture holding in Sweden.
Creating Sanctuary
Ben and Sophie Margolis welcome displaced people and survivors of torture into their smallholding.
Green Building and Permaculture Design
Bryn Thomas from Brighton Permaculture Trust shares how permaculture design can be applied to the built environment.
Growing with Mycorrhizae
Jacob Whitson explains why mycorrhizal fungi are essential for healthy plant growth and how we can encourage them.
Shower for Free
Steve Hanson explains how to make enough heat for five showers a day from a pile of compost.
The Living Soil
Joel Williams describes the biology of healthy soil and why fungi play such an important role in carbon sequestration.
What! No Rocket Stove?
Daimen Hardie describes a very different international development model from the conventional ‘colonial’ approach.
Living Willow Bridge and Dam Project
John Baker explains how he made a dam and bridge from living willow to help manage water and create habitat.
Permaculture Solutions in the Indian Drylands
Raya Cole on how to reverse the damage caused to Indian farmers by GM and industrialised agriculture.
Perennial Grain Research
Winifred Bird asks Timothy Crews of Land Institute what is the future of perennial grains in agriculture?
Winter 2015 (PM 86)
Rocket Stove Hot Tub
Alicia Taylor and Jamie Ash explain how to build a wood fired hot tub with the added efficiency of a rocket stove.
The Great Green Wall of China
Award winning filmmaker, John D. Liu, visits an extraordinary project where ecosystem based adaptation is delivering real results.
Make a Bentwood Chair
Ben Law describes how to construct attractive and comfortable garden chairs from small diameter coppiced roundwood.
Crop Protection
Stephanie Hafferty looks at the net gains of pest and climate control as part of her food crop growing regime.
The Energy Revolution
Howard Johns argues that we are at the beginning of the fourth great revolution in human history – one which is taking place on all continents of the world.
Farming in Tanzania
Heather Tomlinson shares how organic farming in Tanzania is creating healthy food, increasing incomes and restoring damaged ecosystems.
Multifunctional Microgrid
Diana Leafe Christian describes how Earthaven, a rural mountain ecovillage, has developed a responsive offgrid power system.
What is Permaculture?
Maddy Harland explains the three ethics of permaculture: Earth Care, People Care and Fair Shares.
Made in Hackney
Rozie Apps describes how a food project that is teaching local people how to forage and source and cook healthy, affordable food.
Straw Bale Gardening
Liquid gold, slug trap crops, companion planting ... Susanne Lumsden got far more than she bargained for when she started a straw bale garden.
Alternatives to Peat
John R. Lamont and Dr. George C. Elliott report on a case study that tests non-peat potting mixes.
Granny’s Bread
Ryan Blosser tells his story of going back to the land and how his mother-in-law’s bread became the great levener, bringing two families together.
No Dig Adventures
Nicolas Rouchon puts no dig gardening methods to the test on his French plot.
Permaculture and the Five Elements
Katie Shepherd describes how she uses the five elements to design her outer and inner life.