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3 PAINT Maddy Harland discovers how to choose, use and make natural paint.
7 LIVE EARTH We preview the event and look at what you can do to make a difference once the music is over and the dancing has stopped.
9 CARE IN THE COMMUNITY Ashley Walker presents an innovative solution to institutional daycare that also engages the wider community.
17 HOW TO MAKE A MEDICINE HERB WHEEL Maureen and Keith Robertson explain how to design and plan a medicine herb garden.
21 WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS The story of how Rachel Shiamh fulfilled her dream to build her own house even though she had no previous experience and not much of a budget.
23 COHOUSING Alan Heeks introduces cohousing and how it can radically reduce your carbon footprint – and make you happy too.
27 CHILDREN & COHOUSING Hildur Jackson describes the positive effects of this 40 year experiment and how it all began.
30 PERMACULTURE PEOPLE Graham Burnett tell us why permaculture can so effectively turn a problem into a solution.
37 LIVING WELL BEYOND THE GRID Microgeneration from low flow technology proves it’s easy to make electricity from very little water... plus DIY ram pumps explained.
42 AFTER THE FLOOD Starhawk talks to Maddy Harland , describing how permaculture design has enriched her life and speaks about her work in New Orleans.
FRONT COVER PHOTO Planet Earth. Earth photo: © Shutterstock/N Edmund; Starfield photo: © Shutterstock/J Rawsterne. Back Cover Photo Credit: © Shutterstock/C Paguin.
46 CAUCASIAN SPINACH Stephen Barstow introduces a rare perennial plant from the cool temperate North. Abundant and shade tolerant, it may become a forest garden favourite.
48 5,000 YEARS OF TRADITIONAL AGROFORESTRY Ed Hammer explains how a millennia of practice has created a beautiful and productive edible landscape in the Mexican cloud forests.