S e e R e v i e w sp. 5 7 5 8
for Self Reliance
The long awaited book on how to understand and read the landscape by world renowned permaculture teacher & author, Patrick Whitefi eld. Develop an in-depth appreciation
of nature and the countryside.
A whimsical, illuminating and funny testament. One man’s attempt to survive economic meltdown, tackle climate change and enter the kingdom of heaven by making
his own Y-fronts.
An inspirational tour of an edible garden that can be recreated in the smallest of places. Captures the spirit of a new generation of eco-conscious gardeners unafraid
to bend the rules.
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3 MY KITCHEN GARDEN
Emma Cooper describes the summertime flourishings of her prolific urban patch.
6 RECONNECTING LAND & PEOPLE?
Why is planning so hard to get for genuine low impact development? Mike Hannis visits projects and explores what needs to change.
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.
10 SUSTAINABLE BEEKEEPING
With global honeybee populations plummeting, David Heaf offers a possible solution in the form of the Warré hive.
17 CYCLING FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Juliet Kemp’s useful tips for ditching the car and converting to pedal power for our daily transport.
20 A STITCH IN TIME
How climate change and peak oil has inspired John-Paul Flintoff to shun the fashion industry and make and mend his own clothes.
22 PERMACULTURE PRINCIPLES
Maddy Harland takes a fresh look at the principles that underpin permaculture design.
27 CREATING HARMONY
Michiyo Furuhashi introduces a Japanese ecovillage that is almost entirely self-sufficient and is teaching sustainable agriculture to its neighbours.
35 THE ART OF READING THE LANDSCAPE
Understanding landscape is not only fun, it is a vital way of understanding sustainability and reconnecting with the Earth. Patrick Whitefield explains why.
38 A NEW WOODSMAN’S TALE
How PM made Ian Varley’s mid-life crisis definitely worth having, enabling him to live his dream and make a living working with wood.
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41 CHAMPION THE LUMBER HORSE
Mike Abbott describes how to make a modern, efficient shaving horse from mainly scrap materials in just a couple of hours.
45 LES PORCS IN PERMACULTURE
How to be happy keeping pigs in permaculture. Stuart & Gabrielle Anderson share their experience of raising pigs on their smallholding in France.
49 CATCH ‘N’ STORE WATER
With climate change threatening drought as well as flood, Daniel Halsey explains how to design resilience into your orchard or farm.
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