Permaculture - Spring 2010
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Inspiration for Self Reliance From the publisher featured on BBC TV’s ‘The Edible Garden’
“An indispensable compendium for a new generation of eco-conscious kitchen gardeners”
“Will appeal to all those who wish to observe and become part of the landscape again”
“Even the smallest back garden can be transformed into a beautiful and highly productive garden ... this is the timeless book which shows you how!”
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Contents Permaculture is...
3 MONOCULTURE ~ PERMACULTURE
The story of how Tim and Maddy Harland created a beautiful edible garden from a bare field.
8 MAKE A ‘BESPOKE’ WIND TURBINE
an innovative framework for creating sustainable ways of living; a practical method for developing ecologically harmonious,
efficient and productive systems that can be used by anyone, anywhere.
A step by step guide to building a wind turbine from a bicycle wheel by Beth Tilston and Wil Harley.
12 TOOLS FOR SELF RELIANCE
Dom Marsh and his girlfriend Nanda cycled into town and found an unexpected treasure trove.
17 LITTLE SHOP OF WONDERS
How Ben Law built a community-owned eco-shop in his local village by Maddy Harland.
23 RECONNECTING WITH LONDON’S
FRUITING HERITAGE Wade Muggleton tells us how the London Orchard Project was set up.
27 ECOVILLAGE LIVING IN RUSSIA
Fedor Lazutin and Dmitriy Vatolin introduce their beautiful ecovillage in the Kaluga region.
33 PM FESTIVAL GUIDE 2010 39 SOLAR ENLIGHTENMENT
Why the buy-back price for micro-generated electricity is about to change by Howard Johns.
41 GETTING (SEED) SATISFACTION
Avante-gardener, Ema Cooper, shares top tips and trials growing unusual fruit and veg.
43 ECLECTIC EDUCATION
Does home education encourage creativity and is it under threat of legislation? Jil Haris reports.
46 NETTLE – KING OF MY PATCH!
Gardener and healer, Rachel Corby, explores the many uses of this versatile weed.
50 AWAKENING AT THE POINT OF NO RETURN
Aran Stibbe asks whether climate change is irreversible and if so how do we adapt? Will our lives ironically become more precious?
A poem by Karen Eberhardt Shelton.
53 SEVEN STEPS TO CREATING COLLECTIVE
INTELLIGENCE Kosha Anja Joubert presents a method to help us build resilient communities and understand our complex 21st century reality more effectively.
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