3 PRINTING OUR OWN MONEY Rob Hopkins tells the story of how Transition Town Totnes launched its own local currency.
7 CO-OPERATION IN THE COMMUNITY Giles Simon explains why co-ops are doing more than just business and describes one co-op’s positive effect on the local community.
11 NOTES FROM A SMALL GARDEN Part Two In PM55, Wade Muggleton described low cost, simple garden projects. Here he introduces how to grow a mini-fruit garden in a small space.
17 ECO-RENOVATION Want to live in an eco-home but can’t afford to build? Andrew Hunt turned his Victorian terraced house into a low carbon reality.
15 Product Review
31 Permaculture News
51 GEN News
65 Classified Exchange
68 Subscriptions & Renewals
21 GREEN, ETHICAL CLOTHING An in-depth look at the environmental and ethical cost of fashion and its alternatives by Georgina-Kate Adams.
27 REVERSING THE ‘GREEN REVOLUTION’ IN MALAWI How permaculturists, Stacia & Kristof Nordin, are encouraging a return to growing and eating local foods and greater self-reliance.
30 PERMACULTURE PEOPLE Permaculture, family, gardening and Transition Towns, Pippa Johns shares her many inspirations.
37 EARTHSHIP FRANCE How Gillian and Kevan Trott created a beautiful home in northern France using waste products and no main services at all.
FRONT COVER PHOTO Flying. Photo: © Studio46, Background: © Shutterstock, Model: Hayley Harland, Shirt & Top: People Tree, Jeans: Howies, Socks: Bam Bamboo.
42 AT THE ROOT OF THE ISSUE Renowned edible landscaper, Robert Kourik, explores the mysterious underground world of roots.
44 SUN & CLAY Leila Dregger reports on a pioneering new build at Tamera ecovillage which combines traditional dome architecture with ground breaking solar design.
47 ALTERNATIVE AMERICA How one community radically reduced its ecological footprint and created a happy, harmonious community.
50 THE SOLAR SCAM As solar panels become the new black, Martin Holme tells the story of one salesman he’d be happy never to see again!
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