Issue 9 Summer 2020

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.
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.
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.
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.
Paula interviews George Bate and they celebrate raised beds and low maintenance gardening.
Sara Steeles finds delight at the edge, enjoying her pond and explaining the importance of Edge in permaculture.