Issue 10 Autumn 2020

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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
Saleema reviews some of the positive reports about social eating during the coronavirus pandemic, including Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and Pulp Friction.
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.
Correspondence from Adam about the One Planet Development initiative in Wales and how he and his family want to you to join in.
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.
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.