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PM 100 Summer 30 April 2019 PM 101 Autumn 31 July 2019 PM 102 Winter 31 October 2019 PM 103 Spring 31 January 2020

Spring 2019



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14 Spring Growing Tips Stephanie Hafferty shares her sowing and growing tips for beetroot and parsnips, as well as sowing times for the spring months.

4 Gentle Living to Extinction Rebellion Ele Waters describes how she awakened from her permaculture ‘sleep’ to become a peaceful yet civilly disobedient activist.

23 A Zero Cost Upcycled Bee Box Beekeeping can be an expensive hobby, so Maddy Harland decided to teach herself how to build ‘nuc’ boxes to attract swarms.

28 Building a Sacred Space Ness Woodcock-Dennis built her own small shelter after being inspired by Finland’s ‘Laavus’ and how they connect people to Nature.

9 From Desert to Food Forest Grant Curry set up the Permaculture Provision Project to create fresh food on the Navajo Nation’s Reservation, a vast desert. He wants to inspire others and awaken the US to the need for permaculture. A PM Prize runner-up.

33 Revive Your Body in Spring Natural cosmetics are expensive, but we can easily make them. Laura Pardoe shares her tips and recipes to awaken the body with Nature’s gifts in spring.

43 Extend Your Growing Season No dig gardener, Vera Greutink, shares her methods for extending her growing seasons.

51 From Field to Fashion Babs Behan tells the story of Bristol Cloth, a bioregionally sourced and manufactured cloth, bringing non-toxic regenerative textile production back to Britain.

Cover photo: 120 acre demonstration site looking south west towards the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation. The mountain in the distance is The Sleeping Ute Mountain. © Kathy Curry

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