Our Story


For the past 25 years our mother magazine, Permaculture Magazine, has been a bestselling green magazine in Britain and around the world. Maddy and Tim Harland co-founded it in 1992 and have since then built it into an incredibly influential reserve of practical permaculture information.


With the ever-growing interest in sustainable living, we all knew it was time to expand the network of this permaculture inspiration to North America “officially”. Maddy and Tim have been expanding their efforts worldwide for quite some time now, but didn’t have anyone actually on the ground here to move things forward. That’s where Permaculture, North America comes in! We started the first off-shoot of Permaculture, and published the first issue of Permaculture, North America in the spring of 2016!


We launched a version of the magazine that will focus on issues relating specifically to the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Following in the steps of Permaculturethe new version will offer high-quality educational articles,  reader solutions, examples of permaculture successes, connections to local workshops, and advertisements from regional businesses that operate from a triple-bottom line.


We like to think of Permaculture, North America working as a mycelial network does. Mycelium provides a way for fungi to connect and communicate with each other, offering support, even when they are very far apart. PMNA aims to be precisely that. It is a networking force that connects people and communities across the continent to enable the greater Permaculture Movement to thrive and flourish.


Alright, now onto the actual content of the magazine! That’s what you’re here for, eh?


Permaculture, North America: practical solutions beyond sustainability is an 80 page magazine that will be packed with inspiring articles written by leading experts alongside the readers’ own tips and solutions.


Published quarterly, this pioneering magazine is full of money saving ideas for your home, garden and community. It features thought provoking articles on:
• organic gardening
• food & drink
• renewable technology and green building
• education, health and economics
• transition towns and ecovillages
• personal and community development
• sustainable agriculture and agroforestry
• and much more


It is also full of reviews of the latest books, dvds, tools and products, details of courses and access to contacts who will help you achieve your own goals and dreams.



Click here to meet our team and/or contact us.


*some of this description was originally found here: http://www.permaculture.co.uk/about