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.