Issue 2 Autumn 2018

Marie writes about the importance of being connected.
What's On
Details of up-and-coming courses and events with the Northern School of Permaculture.
The interview with Angus Soutar continues, and we have a reminiscence with Maureen Boustred about land on the North Downs in East Kent.
Our regular contributors reflect on connecting with the autumn season. Marie looks at the traditions of Samhain and All Hallows, Krysia writes about strenthening the intestines and suggests soups and fruit desserts. Edwina extolls the virtues of rosehips.
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.
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.
Marie reviews a TED talk on the "hounourable harvest by Robin Kimmerer which is about gratitude for our food.
A place to distribute surplus and also ask for help. Features some requests for help developing our resources for the School, together with some notes on security considerations and "open source" working..
News, views and opinion, featuring just a few of the fascinating e-mails that we have received recently. Chris Mallorie reports on the effect of fire on eucalypts around Coimbra in Portugal, Maureen B. on Degrowth in the suburbs, Nigel Stewart highlights "Graines et Vie" and we issue Chris Martenson's Peak Prosperity Resilience Challenge
Krysia visits the site of the Maternity Home where she worked in Fife and reflects on the decline of local buildings and services.