We'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
For us here at Permaculture magazine and Permanent Publications, 2017 has been a fantatstic year.
We've celebrated Permaculture magazine's 25th anniversary, with 94 issues under our belt. We are thankful to all of our subscribers who help keep us going, but also help spread permaculture far and wide. The more subscribers, the more people there are learning how to live greener, practical and ecological lifestyles, which in turn means happier and healthier communities, care for our planet and care for future generations.
Our magazine subscriptions reach people, businesses and communities across the world, which means the benefit of permaculture is global. All our subscriptions also have digital access to all our back issues, so every subscriber can search through 25 years of issues, finding any topic they need.
Subscriptions are also available for libraries and institutions, so if you know somewhere that would benefit from a subscription, do put them in touch. We have more information on institutional subscriptions here: www.permaculture.co.uk/subscribe-permaculture-inst
A year of books
In 2017, we published six books;
Forest Gardening in Practice by Tomas Remiarz, the first review of forest gardening designs and techniques ever published, with case studies from all over the temperate world.
No Dig Organic Home and Garden by Charles Dowding and Stephanie Hafferty, a veritable blockbuster of information for beginner or veteran No Diggers!
Resilience, Community Action and Societal Transformation by Dr. Thomas Henfrey, Gesa Maschkowski and Dr. Gil Penha-Lopes, a collection of essays from social change thinkers and Activists in Europe.
Fertile Edges - Regenerating Land, Culture and Hope, a collection of writings by our editor and co-founder, a remarkable history of permaculture, sustainability and resiliency ideas from the past two decades with a lot to to inspire new ways of thinking and actions that can help build a more resilient, lighter touch and compassionate world.
Permaculture Guide to Reed Beds by Féidhlim Harty, a brilliant, detailed book about the design and build of these natural treatment systems.
The Minimalist Gardener by Patrick Whitefield, a collection of pioneering writings. A blueprint for any gardener to follow for an incredibly nutrient dense, high yield garden.
At the Garden Media Guild Awards, No Dig Organic Home and Garden won Practical Book of the Year. An amazing feat to win at a mainstream awards event.
"The judges were bowled over by the sheer volume of useful information in this comprehensive book. Written with obvious passion by people who practice what they preach, it's full of immensely logical and clear explanations that don't baffle with technical terms. The useful key tables and clear, informative photos all add to this hugely practical book that is perfect for anyone interested in growing their own veg and making the most of their harvests without needing to dig." www.gardenmediaguild.co.uk/awards/winners-2017/
We'd also like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your support over the years.
Being a small-scale publisher in a declining publishing world is difficult, but with your support, we can stay on top, and as 2017 showed, we can even break through into the mainstream.