Spring

Editorial
Marie reflects on the recent virus pandemic and what we can learn from it
What's On
Details of up-and-coming courses and events with the Northern School of Permaculture.
Springtime
Marie reflects on the interplay between the polarities of "masculine" and "feminine" energies during the design process and the transformation of our relationships with Nature. Krysia compares the polarities of "germ theory" and "terrain theory" in health and offers some tips on nutrition to help the immune system.
Innovation
Design in action during the current virus pandemic: the Community Mask Coalition from Suay Sew Shop and innovation at Bradford Royal Infirmary.
Here and There
Angus Soutar "lectures" at Lancaster University. Asmelash Dagne visits Bury and is awarded his diploma. Bury PDC starts and promptly continues on-line. With more updates and a trip down memory lane to Wiston Lodge.
YourSpace
Peter Fearon tells us about his work with market gardens, biodiversity and more plans for Quinta da Estrelinha.
Foundations
Elsa Little writes a fond remembrance of her grandparents in Oregan, and highlights some of the important lessons they taught her.

Summer

Editorial
In the midst of a virus pandemic and a national lockdown, we can see signs of the dawn of a new era.
What's On
Details of up-and-coming courses and events with the Northern School of Permaculture.
Pioneers
Chris Gathercole discusses his approach to community activity with Angus Soutar. In Part 5 we discuss Transition Towns, John McKnight, and the Whalley Forest Garden team of Trevor and Martin.
Summer
Our regular contributors reflect on the season and offer some suggestions on how to connect with the natural cycle of events. Krysia continues her work on our internal "terrain" and looks at the magic of the process of giving birth. Edwina celebrates the wonderful elderflower plant.
Here and There
Northern School moves on-line, Rob Watson gets some chickens, Mike Kelly sends news of a housing project, the Whalley Wynnes celebrate a new arrival. And a trip down memory lane with a reminiscence of our first PDC in Chorley.
Futures
Where next for SARS-CoV-2? The latest policy statement from the Northern School of Permaculture concerning the virus outbreak, and a personal experience of face masks from Jennifer Wainman.
Inspiration
Paula interviews George Bate and they celebrate raised beds and low maintenance gardening.
Foundations
Sara Steeles finds delight at the edge, enjoying her pond and explaining the importance of Edge in permaculture.

Autumn

Editorial
As we progress through to the end of a challenging year, we prepare for change and look to enhance our resilience.
What's On
Details of up-and-coming courses and events with the Northern School of Permaculture.
Pioneers
Chris Gathercole discusses his approach to community activity with Angus Soutar. In this final part, we discuss how to go about establishing a community project.
Autumn
Krysia reflects on the ancient oriental descriptions of "soil" and "metal" energy and how, in health terms, this means care for the lungs and large intestine. She shares some reflections on language from the native American leader Tiokasin Ghosthorse. Finally, she provides us with an autumn-winter recipe for a meal from the store cupboard. Edwina offers us some herbal medicine for late Autumn.
Design
Suzanne suggests that peace of mind starts with the things that we carry every day.
Here and There
Northern School moves on-line, Asmelash escapes from Europe and we uncover some photos of the Native Oak Group PDC on the Isle of Man in 2008.
Futures
Angus reports on the latest discoveries about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and explains how these are informing the Northern School policy on how, where and when we can get back together. Maintaining a strong immune system is always the best line of defence and Angus includes some research on this important personal "policy".
Inspiration
Saleema reviews some of the positive reports about social eating during the coronavirus pandemic, including Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and Pulp Friction.
Noticeboard
Maureen Boustred offers some Newman Turner books. Also featuring some low-waste retail outlets that we like, wirh a short feature on Windmill Wholefoods in Liverpool.
YourSpace
Correspondence from Adam about the One Planet Development initiative in Wales and how he and his family want to you to join in.
Enterprise
Rob Squires shows landowners how they can benefit from contributing to the global drive for "one trillion trees" by taking advantage of the Woodland Carbon Code project.
Reviews
Once you have finished reading Northern Edge, the long winter evenins will still stretch out. The Northern School team offer their favourites for reading and listening over the winter.