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Autumn 2019


cover features

9 Planning a Productive Garden No Dig expert, Stephanie Hafferty, shares her winter tips and practical seasonal tasks for a fruitful garden and a happy gardener.

17 Towards Zero Waste How do we move towards zero waste using permaculture design principles? Féidhlim Harty takes up the challenge.

20 Rescuing the Planet’s Coral Reefs Coral reefs are dying at an unprecedented rate. Nik Bertulis outlines the challenges and reports on innovative solutions.

37 How Young People are Using Permaculture to Make a Difference Abundant Earth Foundation’s second £5,000 Youth in Permaculture Prize honours the passion, dedication and innovative solutions from those with the most at stake.

49 Returning Land Back to the Commons Graham Truscott tells the story of how a committed group turned a redundant cabbage field back into biodiverse, fruitful community-owned land.

53 Biomimicry – the Language of Nature Hannah Apricot Eckberg describes how to design resilient social structures with biomimicry.

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4 Rewilding the Land and Ourselves Kara Moses describes a rewilding project in Wales and how it can deeply affect all species, including humans.

Cover photo: European gray wolf (Canis lupus lupus), howling wolf, Germany ©Alamy

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