Contents Permaculture is...
3 PERMACULTURE, PEAK OIL
& THE FUTURE OF FARMING Rebecca Hosking, maker of BBC2’s ‘A Farm For The Future’, looks at the challenges to conventional farming and how permaculture can help overcome them.
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.
8 ETHICS IN PERMACULTURE
Maddy Harland writes about how ethics can underpin good design and right action in permaculture.
The story of a highly successful community allotment scheme that practically helps people grow and pick their own food.
18 BUILDING A SIMPLE WOOD FIRED OVEN
& COOKING IN IT Urban forager, Chris Southall, shares his outdoor cooking design – build and eat!
21 THE 100 MILE DIET
How foodie, Beth Tilston, ate close to home for almost a year and fell in love with her landscape.
23 CHICKENS IN A SMALL GARDEN
Meet Pebbles and Bambam and find out how they fit into Tracy Chandler’s family and their small town garden.
27 ALCHEMY OF LAND & WOOD
Fuggo King describes the journey she and her partner, Geoff, made from subsistence crofting to combining art with permaculture.
35 10 TIPS FOR GREEN DAYS OUT
Fun family days out that won’t break the bank or ruin your carbon footprint, with Alison Bayne.
38 THE TALE OF AN ECO-SEMI
How David & Ann Bowdler, renovated an ordinary house and halved their eco-footprint.
41 EARTHCARE, PEOPLECARE, SKINCARE
Star Khechara shows us how to make natural beauty potions and products and save money too.
47 THE MAGIC OF GREEN WOODWORKING
Mike Abbott explains why green woodworking has an important place in the 21st century.
51 SMART AGRICULTURE
With food prices rising all over the world, Chris Evans describes how farmers have increased rice yields simply by sharing information.
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