Issue 11 Winter 2020-21

Reflecting on the challenges we are facing in the current pandemic.
What's On
Details of up-and-coming courses and events with the Northern School of Permaculture.
Our regular contributors reflect on the season and offer some suggestions on how to connect with the natural cycle of events. Krysia reminds us to look after our kidney energy and gives some attention to the femine principle that is so important to many cultures. Edwina writes about the heavenly angelica.
Here and There
Northern School "down the line", Jakub Drew reports from the Czech Republic, Dr Dugdale has a new publication on education and sustainability, Sooty mounts a takeover bid.
From Sheffield
Saleema Imam reports from the city built on seven hills where there are many interesting community projects. In this issue she looks round Burngreave and Pitsmoor with their diverse family cultures and a common desire to improve the neighbourhood.
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. Those who can should maintain their own strong immune system as the front line of our defences.
Maureen Boustred offers some Newman Turner books. Also featuring some low-waste retail outlets that we like.
Maureen writes about the Maori and Boyd muses on water as a currency and floating homes from a 3D printer.
Once you have finished reading Northern Edge, there is still lots out there to feed your appetite for good writing. The Northern School team offer more of their favourites. Robert Harris, Murray Bookschin, and Vivian Tuffney on nettles.