2018

Summer

Editorial
Marie sets the scene for this first issue and explains what moves us to produce our Journal.
What's On
Details of up-and-coming courses and events with the Northern School of Permaculture.
Pioneers
In this first issue we are interviewing Angus Soutar who is the Principal and Founder of the Northern School of Permaculture. Angus has over 25 years experience of practising and teaching permaculture.
Summertime
Our regular contributors reflect on the summer season and offer some suggestions on how to connect with the natural cycle of events.
Showcase
The featured permaculture design for this issue is Teresa Pereira's Seasonal Wellbeing Blueprint
Here and There
Reports from the Permaculture Scotland Gathering, Pittarthie Farm, and Asmelash Dagne Daiko, together with some other brief news items.
Futures
A look at what is on the road ahead, with a glimpse of our plans for a practical skills training programme that aims to help those who want to become more involved in implementing permaculture designs.
Inspiration
A short review of the film "Inhabit" - an introduction to the gentle, steady and necessary transformation of our world through permaculture design.
Noticeboard
A place to distribute surplus and also ask for help. Features some information about developing our on-line resources for the School.
YourSpace
News, views and opinion, featuring just a few of the fascinating e-mails that we have received recently.

Autumn

Editorial
The importance of being connected.
What's On
Details of up-and-coming courses and events with the Northern School of Permaculture.
Pioneers
The interview with Angus Soutar continues, and we have a reminiscence with Maureen Boustred about land in Kent.
Autumn
Our regular contributors reflect on the autumn season and offer some suggestions on how to connect with the natural cycle of events.
Here and There
Reports from the Permaculture Convergence in Manchester, last summer's gathering in Scotland, the visit to Incredible Farm and other brief news items.
Futures
A look at what is on the road ahead, our plans for this newsletter and for a practical skills training programme that aims to help those who want to become more involved in implementing permaculture designs.
Inspiration
Marie reviews a TED talk by Robin Kimmerer about gratitude for our food.
Noticeboard
A place to distribute surplus and also ask for help. Features some requests for help developing our resources for the School.
YourSpace
News, views and opinion, featuring just a few of the fascinating e-mails that we have received recently.

Winter

Editorial
Let's work together to create the year that we want.
What's On
Details of up-and-coming courses and events with the Northern School of Permaculture.
Winter
Our regular contributors reflect on the winter season and offer some suggestions on how to connect with the natural cycle of events.
Here and There
Graduation at Bury, Localism at The Eight Day, more work at Brindhurst Farm
Inspiration
J B Priestley's essays on "Delight" republished.
Noticeboard
A place to distribute surplus and also ask for help. Features some requests for help developing our resources for the School.
YourSpace
News, views and opinion, featuring Paul Crocker on "Natural Capital" and readers' correspondence.

2019

Spring

Editorial
Let's continue to connect and, through our actions, provide inspiration to others.
What's On
Details of up-and-coming courses and events with the Northern School of Permaculture.
Pioneers
Chris Gathercole talks to Angus Soutar about community projects and the success of local projects in the Lancashire village of Whalley.
Springtime
Our regular contributors reflect on springtime and offer some suggestions on how to connect with the natural cycle of events.
Here and There
Fun at Manchester Road, consultations at The Yard, Jas and Angus go to Burscough, international networking, David Harrison branches out, news from The Black Barn
Inspiration
Marie reviews Stefan Geyer's "Zen in the Art of Permaculture Design"
YourSpace
Maureen B makes Newman-Turner's work available again in the UK, Nigel picks up on some points after seeing Angus's conference interview on YouTube
Foundations
Paula Moses says that it's time that we stopped tinkering with "sustainability" in school curricula and started to remodel them for a more caring world.
Obituary
Angus Soutar pays tribute to Elaine Speakman following her untimely death.

Summer

Editorial
First networking, then action.
What's On
Details of up-and-coming courses and events with the Northern School of Permaculture.
Pioneers
Chris Gathercole talks to Angus Soutar about the challenges of getting going with community projects.
Summertime
Our regular contributors reflect on springtime and offer some suggestions on how to connect with the natural cycle of events.
Noticeboard
A place to distribute surplus and also ask for help. Features some low-waste retail outlets that we like..
YourSpace
Nigel Stewart on the montado system in Portugal and we get some stirring advice from Chris Martenson

Autumn

Editorial
Reviewing the nature of education and how we can integrate this with the patterns of life.
What's On
Details of up-and-coming courses and events with the Northern School of Permaculture.
Pioneers
Chris Gathercole talks to Angus Soutar about starting the Forest Garden in the Lancashire village of Whalley, sharing his experiences of community activity.
Autumn
Our regular contributors reflect on the autumn and offer some suggestions on how to connect with the natural cycle of events.
Here and There
Back at the Parsonage for the PDC, reports from our Autumn "Open House", Lancaster ESTA events and the RHS Bridgewater pre-opening tour.
Enterprise
Two businesses moving in the same direction as we are.
Inspiration
Krysia reviews the film "The Need to Grow"
Noticeboard
A place to distribute surplus and also ask for help. Features some low-waste retail outlets that we like..
YourSpace
Freddie Cannon gives us some observations from his bicycling tour of New Zealand.

Winter

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

2020

Spring

Editorial
Reflecting 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. Krysia compares the polarities of "germ theory" and "terrain theory" in health and offers some tips on nutrition
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.