Issue 7 Winter 2019-20

Editorial
In the stillness of winter we reflect on the challenges that the next year will bring. Is this a time for "sublime madness"?
What's On
Details of up-and-coming courses and events with the Northern School of Permaculture from Spring 2020.
Pioneers
Chris Gathercole discusses his approach to community activity with Angus Soutar. Part 4 includes Ernesto Sirolli and enterprise facilitation, also Peter Checkland and rich pictures.
Winter
Our regular contributors reflect on the season and offer some suggestions on how to connect with the natural cycle of events. Marie - Imbolc and the era of the Wild Boar. Krysia - care of our kidneys and a recipe for aduki bean pie. Edwina - the power of deep roots, including the uses of comfrey and dandelion.
Here and There
Another successful PDC at Bury, Peter Fearon on mushroom trials and eucalyptus at Quinta Da Estrelinha, report from Asmelash Dagne Datiko in Ethiopia. With updates on Deborah Crook, Maureen Boustred and Freddie Cannon.
Inspiration
Marie reviews the recent (2019) William Blake exhibition at Tate Britain.
Noticeboard
Maureen Boustred offers some Newman Turner books. Also featuring some low-waste retail outlets that we like.
YourSpace
Correspondence from Helen Mary Braithwaite and Nigel Stewart