Reconnecting land and people
Why is planning so hard to get for genuine low impact development? Mike Hannis visits projects and explores what needs to change
Sustainable beekeeping
With global honeybee populations plummeting, David Heaf offers a possible solution in the form of the Warré hive
Cycling for sustainability
Juliet Kemp’s useful tips for ditching the car and converting to pedal power for our daily transport
Ethics in permaculture
Maddy Harland writes about how ethics can underpin good design and right action in permaculture
The story of a highly successful community allotment scheme that practically helps people grow and pick their own food
Building a simple wood-fired oven and cooking in it
Urban forager, Chris Southall, shares his outdoor cooking design – build and eat!
National treasure grows organically
Stephanie Boucher visits Sissinghurst Castle and discovers how the estate is relocalising its food supply and embracing sustainable principles on the whole estate
How to have a green wedding
A reader’s guide to having an inexpensive yet chic wedding. Jenny Larby shows us that tying the knot doesn’t have to unravel the planet
Foraging for spring greens
After a long, cold, dark winter, Steve Andrews shares the pleasure of foraging for simple foods in springtime
Planning and planting a container garden
Jackie Kemp describes how to grow food in urban spaces, however small
Two women, an eco-build and a full-time job
How mother and daughter, Jenny and Maggie Pickerill, built an ecohouse together
Wild medicine foraging
Rachel Corby describes common garden and wild plants that have the power to heal acute ailments and save you money
Sharing the journey
Worried about rising fuel prices? Maddy Harland checks out a liftshare scheme that could save you £1,000 a year
Fire escape gardening
PM’s Penny Rose describes her rather vertically challenged urban container garden
Ethical, green shoes
In PM56 Georgina-Kate Adams investigated green clothes. Here she checks out green shoes and the PM team tests them for you
Co-operation in the community
Giles Simon explains why co-ops are doing more than just business and describes one co-op’s positive effect on the local community
Notes from a small garden, part II
In PM55, Wade Muggleton described low cost, simple garden projects. Here he introduces how to grow a mini-fruit garden in a small space
Want to live in an eco-home but can’t afford to build? Andrew Hunt turned his Victorian terraced house into a low carbon reality
Turning down the heat
After Paul Allen’s article, Patrick Whitefield looks at practical actions we can take as individuals to reduce global warming
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Notes from a small garden, part I
Small garden, big permaculture ideas?! Wade Muggleton shows you how to create an inexpensive edible Eden
What future for traditional gardening?
Julian Rose explains why keeping small mixed farms alive is vital for all our futures and explains why Poland holds so much promise
Crafting an alternative yule
Learn how to make your own seasonal decorations for a more creative and grounded Yule with Glennie Kindred
The outdoor permaculture classroom
A forest garden can be a richly multifunctional and diverse edible learning space for schools! Dave Richards explains why