Issue 4 Spring 2019

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.
Chris Gathercole talks to Angus Soutar about community projects, Transition Clitheroe, and the success of local projects in the Lancashire village of Whalley.
Our regular contributors reflect on springtime and offer some suggestions on how to connect with the natural cycle of events. Marie celbrates Beltane, Krysia on how to care for our livers with recipes for spring. Edwina provides recommendations for the use of hawthorn, nettle, and cleavers and we do some seasonal gardening with Teresa on polycultures for spring.
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
Marie reviews Stefan Geyer's "Zen in the Art of Permaculture Design"
Maureen B makes Newman-Turner's work available again in the UK, Nigel picks up on some points after seeing Angus's conference interview with Dan Halsey and he traces built-in obsolescene to the 1933 book "Consumer Engineering".
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.
Angus Soutar pays tribute to Elaine Speakman following her untimely death.