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4 How to Grow Beans – 4 Favourites for Healthy People and Planet Susan Young is passionate about growing beans in a cool climate. Discover her tips for producing a homegrown staple from easy to grow varieties.

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8 The Increasing Impacts of Light Pollution David Smith of Buglife looks at the consequences on wildlife, human health and energy consumption.

20 Our Solar Greenhouse In PM109 we featured an article about how to build solar greenhouses. Reader, Steven Golemboski-Byrne tells us how he built his own low cost version.

26 Polytunnel Problems, Polycultures, Hens and Other Solutions Jan Hoyland describes how she overcame a classic growing error: siting a polytunnel in a boggy area.

29 Gardening Early in the Growing Year Liz Zorab shares tips for low maintenance cold season gardening, when to start sowing seeds, and when to simply rest and delight in potential and possibility.

33 Art as Activism From the earliest days, the Arts have been at the cutting edge of influencing how we all live, writes Tony Rollinson. How we use Art to teach and share permaculture and environmentalism is an ever growing resource.

41 How City Farms Are Opening Their Gates To Equity COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement have provoked questions of unequal land access. Ursula Billington reports on some of the urban farms opening their gates to inclusion.

49 The Future of Straw Bale Building Rikki Nitzkin describes the latest techniques and practices in straw bale building for beautiful, low impact dwellings.

59 One Person’s Weed is Another’s Asparagus Omelette Steve West shares how he uses the ‘weeds’ on his 1,000sq.m2 plot in Catalonia, Spain.


1 Editorial 24 Readers’ Solutions

45 Permaculture Market 57 News

72 Reviews 78 Courses 86 Classifieds 89 How to Subscribe editorial deadlines PM112 15th February 2022 PM113 15th May 2022 PM114 15th August 2022 PM115 15th November 2022

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