Transitioning While Winter Reigns Supreme

As I write this, there is still snow on the ground in Montana. It has been a record-breaking winter here, and I have welcomed every last bit of it. This has been my first winter back in Montana after living in California for several years, so I was looking forward to experiencing the four seasons again. Ironically enough, it has […]

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The Evolution of PMNA

As we take time to enjoy the melting snow, the buzzing bees, the sprouting buds, and the harmonic sounds of a rushing stream, we pause to appreciate the beauty and healing power of nature’s transitions. Permaculture is about working with nature, observing her cycles, and mimicking them in all aspects of our lives. When we started this magazine, we took […]

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Restoring Sustainable Culture

2017 is likely to go down as a year of great change and great loss for many people. Our hearts grieve for the victims of the hurricanes, fires, floods, and other disasters striking throughout the world. The startling, cruel ferocity that these disasters can hit with, places everyone at risk. Though nature tends to rebound on its own, the aftermath […]

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The Problem is the Solution

Happy Fall! Once again we arrive at that beautiful time of year when things start to slow down after a long summer, the bounties of the land have come to fruition, and tables are full of our harvests and smiles. As permaculturists, we are deeply connected to the seasons, especially during this special time when we harvest, store, and prepare […]

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Our 1-Year Anniversary

A few days ago, we took a break from the bustle of magazine production to get some fresh air. We ended up just laying in the grass for awhile, not saying much, just soaking everything in. It was one of those perfect spring days – where the sun is so close to being too hot, but since there is a […]

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We Dedicate This Issue to Toby Hemenway

  Editorial From PMNA Issue 04:   We dedicate this issue to Toby Hemenway, a friend, a mentor, and a hero of ours. On December 20, 2016, he passed away during the night. Toby was an influential permaculture teacher, a kind-hearted person, and a modern-day renaissance man. The way he could blend science, cosmology, ecology, and philosophy in an eloquent […]

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Farewell to Bill Mollison

On September 24, 2016, the world lost a true maverick and legend, Bill Mollison. He was larger than life, rough around the edges, and full of deep insight. While compiling the quotes for our tribute to him, it re-emphasized just what an enormous effect he had on this world. He will be missed by countless people around the world whose […]

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An Abundant Future

A few months ago I had a powerful personal experience. During this past year, my anxiety issues escalated to an all-time high and my heart was struggling big time from it. I was trying so hard to cultivate self-love while actively trying to fix all of my problems because I didn’t want to be stagnate. I wanted to grow, I […]

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PMNA is born!

To those of you who are hearing about permaculture for the first time, we offer you a big WELCOME! To those of you who are seasoned experts, we also offer a big WELCOME! — for this is our premier issue of Permaculture magazine, North America! It is our intention that everyone who reads this magazine will find inspiration to help […]

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