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PM108 Summer 30 April 2021 PM109 Autumn 31 July 2021 PM110 Winter 31 October 2021 PM111 Spring 31 January 2022

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Spring 2021



cover features

4 Self-Sufficiency on a Budget Liz Zorab describes how to set up a productive veggie garden by being creative and resourceful.

8 How to Improve New-Build Gardens Jennifer Lauruol explains how she uses regenerative permaculture to create wildlife-friendly and attractive havens.

17 Designing a Community Farm for a Pandemic Jennifer Macdonald shares how her family set up a land-based business in the pandemic and, through sheer hard work and support, they have thrived.

27 Outlawing Ecocide The global campaign co-founded by visionary lawyer, Polly Higgins, lives on and goes from strength to strength. Leonora Fisher outlines the latest international developments.

37 Young Permaculturists are Changing the World! The 2020 Youth in Permaculture Prize, highlighting three innovative projects that create positive, solution-based change for thousands of people.

41 IBC Tanks Rock Matthew Watkinson explains why IBC tanks are an upcycler’s dream.

cover story

30 Unstink The World! Simon Constantine wants to make business a force for good in the world. Here he explains how entrepreneurship and philanthropy can be a winning combination.

Cover photo: © Jack Plant

A Spirit Bear in the Great Bear

Rainforest, Canada. Learn more on page 30. This image was shortlisted for the British Photography Awards 2021

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