Issue 7 Winter 2019-20

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.
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.
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.
Marie reviews the recent (2019) William Blake exhibition at Tate Britain.
Maureen Boustred offers some Newman Turner books. Also featuring some low-waste retail outlets that we like.
Correspondence from Helen Mary Braithwaite and Nigel Stewart