Permaculture magazine #115 (Spring 2023) – single issue
25 Years Off Grid
Tony Wrench reflects on designing and building his own low impact roundhouse – a story of vision and determination that has changed planning policy.
The Rhythm of the Gardening Year
Liz Zorab has discovered how a seasonally sensitive approach to gardening has transformed her harvests and her personal energy, making growing less work and more attuned to natural cycles and patterns.
When Dreams Come True
In just six years Ecosystems Restoration Camps has grown from one man’s dream to a global movement. John Liu tells of many inspiring projects from Hollywood to Somalia that are literally changing lives and restoring whole ecosystems.
A Lost Farming Culture
Growing seeds adapted to our own soil and weather conditions ensures resilient and more reliable crops. Katie Hastings tells the story of rediscovery, from black oats to machinery design to tasty dishes.
Designing and Building an Ethical Livelihood
Julie Plumridge and Clive Brandon explain the design decisions behind their award-winning Green Tourism woodland cabins.
The Bamboo Bike Club
James Marr was searching for a more comfortable cycling experience made from sustainable materials when he hit on the idea of reviving bamboo bicycles but with modern components.
Can we have our wildflower meadows and eat them too? Sid Hill thinks so!
Growing Beans for a Healthy Gut and Planet
Shelled beans create a healthy gut microbiome and are a key to sustainable food systems globally. Susan Young explains why.
Can a Hybrid Masonry Stove Replace Oil or Gas Central Heating?
Maddy Harland tests out a hybrid masonry stove to see how easy it is to run, how much wood it needs, and how much heat is provided.
Community Food on a Small-Scale
PM editor, Rozie Apps, tells us her about her no dig garden which feeds the farm community where she lives.
The Healing Power of Natural Building
Bryher Bloor explain how when we combine practical skills and people care with ecobuilding, beautiful things happen.
How to use Green Manures in the No Dig Garden
Stephanie Hafferty clears up a common misconception that green manures and no dig can’t work together and explains how they boost fertility.
Integrated Pest Management
Rosemary Morrow describes how to garden and farm well without pest infestations destroying your crops.
Permaculture Chicken Systems
Laurence Manchee describes a chicken forage and compost design for happy birds and minimal work.
Forest Garden Tours
Chris Warburton Brown, Katie Bloom, Tomas Remiarz and Karina Ponton present their learnings from a 12 year study of temperate forest gardens.