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Monday, 11th August 2014
Charles Dowding is the king of no-dig gardening. His 30 years experience has given him a successful market garden without the use of any machinery. Our editor, Maddy Harland, visited Charles at the end of 2014 in his new home and found an abundant edible garden that had been created in less than a year. This beautiful fruit and vegetable garden... more
 
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Wednesday, 9th July 2014
The team here at Permaculture enjoy a day out, and you can't beat exploring beautiful gardens filled with colourful flowers and plants. What better place to find all of this, than RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Myself and editor Maddy Harland spent the day investigating. Every year the show has noticeable themes and this year it is obvious... more
 
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Thursday, 26th June 2014
In it's seventh year, the Environmental Photographer of the Year competition has brought thousands of people, problems, suffering, environmental issues and solutions together. Open to the public, the exhibition shares thousands of artists' striking images, encouraging us all to take action and find solutions to the many environmental issues in the... more
 
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Wednesday, 4th June 2014
Small-scale farmers are using just one quarter, 25%, of the world's farmland to feed the world! This atonishing figure comes from a new report by GRAIN, a small international non-profit organisation. They also discovered if China and India are taken out of equation, this figure drops to one fifth!  The extensive report explores farming across the... more
 
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Thursday, 15th May 2014
The sun is beginning to appear and festival season is approaching. Here at Permaculture magazine we love the festival season - getting to meet amazing new and diverse people, eating a huge variety of culinary delights, relaxing in the summer sunshine to good music and being surrounded by beautiful landscapes. It is a time for learning, relaxation... more
 
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Friday, 11th April 2014
"While we tend to think of money as the prime mover of the economy, in fact it is energy that gets things done. More and cheap energy translates to a more complex society with a growing economy; less energy, and more expensive energy, translates to a stagnant or shrinking economy that sheds complexity." To me, this sums up Snake Oil: How Fracking'... more
 
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Saturday, 29th March 2014
Turn your light off for one hour! Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organised by the WWF. People from across the globe turn their lights of as symbol of their commitment to the planet. All around the world, in homes, offices and famous landmarks, the lights will go out from 8.30pm to 9.30pm local time! Earth Hour supports projects across the... more
 
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Friday, 21st March 2014
For those who live in urban environments, growing space is often limited. Growing vertically is a great way to make the most of the space you do have. Here are five easy ways to help you grow your own fruits and vegetables in small spaces. 1. Create a salad tower It is possible to buy vertical planters online or from nurseries and garden centres,... more
 
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Friday, 14th February 2014
Utility bills are continually on the rise and it is getting more expensive to maintain a warm and healthy home. There are a wide range of solutions to making your home warmer and more energy efficient, but a lot of these can either be too expensive or, if you rent, not an option. Our favourite way to keep warm without using too much electricity is... more
 
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Saturday, 11th January 2014
Occupy Love is a journey that reveals how love can bring people together and change our lives on a global scale. Award winning director, Velcrow Ripper, takes the audience with him as he travels the world meeting the different movements that are striving for change. From the Arab Spring to the Occupy Wallstreet and Occupy Movement as a whole that... more
 
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Sunday, 15th December 2013
Meghalaya in northeastern India has been regularly named the rainiest and wettest place on earth by the Guinness book of records.  The Khasi and Jaintia hills in the region are crisscrossed with fast flowing rivers. For the local Khasi tribes, these powerful rivers make it difficult to travel the area. But for many years now, the Khasis have... more
 
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Saturday, 7th December 2013
Christmas tends to cost a lot of money - there's the food, presents and decorations.  Here at the Sustainability Centre where Permaculture magazine is based, we have a beautiful Christmas tree in the foyer, which has been made from recycled and reused items, making it completely FREE! Julie who made the tree and decorations, didn't want to buy a... more
 
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Wednesday, 6th November 2013
It is fairly frequent that predictions of what our world will be like in 30, 40, 50 years are scary, depressing, pessimistic and devastating. We are always hearing how through greed and human neglect of the planet, future generations will suffer. Ecosystems are being destroyed, animals are becoming extinct and climate change is having greater and... more
 
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Friday, 1st November 2013
Hot compost is a quick and easy way to get through your waste. A hot compost pile can reach temperatures of 49-77 degrees Celsius (120-170 degrees Fahrenheit) in just a few days, and if you get it right, you can compost your organic matter in around four weeks. You can even use these high temperatures to heat your water, home or greenhouse. The... more
 
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Wednesday, 23rd October 2013
There is a huge variety of fungi out there and not all of it edible. Then there are the edible fungi that can be easily confused with those not so edible ones. Warning: Please take great care before you eat any fungi. Take a course and research the subject properly! Here is a guide to some of the most common species that are easier to identify.... more
 

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