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Winter 1996 (PM 14)
A SEWAGE REED BED IN OUR GARDEN
Trevor Davis reveals how he found a reed bed solution to a rural drainage problem in his new garden.
 
LIFE IN CLOVER, OR TRIAL BY GREEN MANURE
Andy Waterman describes his no-dig, green manure, low input system tested on his own allotment.
 
ALLOTMENT FORESTRY: A COMMUNITY INITIATIVE
Geoffrey Sinclair & Adria Pittock tell the story of a set of allotments with a difference – providing a focus for local people, growing useful resources, and creating a place to learn new skills.
 
GETTING SPACE TO BREATH: SETTING UP ECOLOGICAL HOUSING CO-OPS
Rachel Banks tells the remarkable story of three Welsh housing co-ops.
 
THE GARDEN OF LOVE
Ken Fern the founder of Plants For a Future writes of the meaning and beauty he found on a visit to Robert Hart’s forest garden.
 
PERMASCULPTURE: THE FOREST GARDEN AT PENPONT
Morag Colquhoun, one of the first artists in Britain to combine sculpture with forest gardening and ecological design writes about her time as artist in residence at Penpont.
 
PERMACULTURE DESIGNBITE
In part of a series that makes up the essence of permaculture design, Lea Harrison, writer and intellectual teacher looks at the principle of cycling energy.
 
WORKING WITH WOOD
Nowadays, if we want to make something out of wood, most of us buy it from a timber yard or DIY shop. Glennie Kindred gives advice on the types of trees found in the home and garden, selection and seasoning, carving cleaving and whittling.
 
CERAMIC STOVES: PART 2 - FUEL & FUEL CONSUMPTION
Reinhart von Zschock explains how to get the best from a ceramic stove, what wood can be used and gives ideas on how we can benefit from growing our own fuel.
 
THE ECOLOGY OF ANTIBIOTICS
Guy Dauncey looks at the human body as an ecosystem and how the misuse of antibiotics may be causing a resurgence of infectious diseases.
 
VACCINATION: A PERMACULTURE PERSPECTIVE
Faith Easy questions the conventional approach to preventative medicine.
 
A FRIENDLY CRITIQUE OF PERMACULTURE
Peter Harper casts a critical eye on the strong trend of almost mystical naivety in the permaculture world which he feels does harm to the wider sustainability movement.
 
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