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cover features

10 Harvests from a Cool Climate Food Forest Alan Carter describes some of his favourite crops from his forest garden in Scotland.

14 The Year-round Solar Greenhouse Lindsey Schiller explains the seven principles of designing a solar greenhouse to create year-round food.

17 The Children’s Forest Jim Hindle introduces a new initiative that inspires the next generation to take a practical environmental role and harness the power of the imagination.

21 The Grassroots Community Ecosystem Ian Solomon-Kawall shares how he’s used permaculture to design an ecosystem that helps local people to grow food, connect with the Earth, learn new skills and eventually find employment.

31 Exposing Glyphosate Stephanie Seneff presents the latest research on the devastating effects of glyphosate.

38 Citizens Are Designers Anna Locke explores how we can move from being consumers to citizens, where we design and create the future we want.

43 Refugia Documentary Highlights Crises PM’s exclusive interview with Britannia actress Liana Cornell celebrates people and communities dedicated to nurturing Nature.

49 Orchards For All Wade Muggleton explains how easy it is to grow your own fruit trees, from pots on the patio or stepovers in the back garden, to hundreds of heritage varieties in an orchard.

57 Ecoretrofitting and Beautifying 1960s ‘Brutalist’ Buildings The traditional approach of ‘knock it down and start again’ has been challenged at the Sustainability Centre. Christine Seaward explains how they achieved an energy efficient, creative upcycle.

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