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Welcome

THE PHILOSOPHY OF FARMING

Human-scale farming methods are the most sustainable, the most compassionate and the most pleasurable.

Frontline

YOU ARE NOT MY ENEMY

Building Bridges for Peace is bringing together young people from Palestine and Israel.

PEOPLE'S PRESIDENT •

Evo Morales is Bolivia's first-ever indigenous president.

CYCLE STATIONS •

The Cycle Station Project is developing places of rest along the UK's National Cycle Network.

COTTONING ON • &

Arguments for Fairtrade and organic cotton.

AMBASSADORS OF PEACE •

Friends for Peace organise Canada's annual Peace Song Circle and Peace Prayer Day.

Current Affairs

SUBSIDISED THEFT

The US government pays huge subsidies to US farmers at great cost to the health of humans and the global economy and to the stability of our climate.

THE NEW GASTRONOMY •

Slow Food: agriculture, the land and the table are totally interconnected.

Undercurrents

WHICH WAY CHINA?

Dongtan, the world's first eco-city, is leading the way in urban sustainability.

BUILDING MILES

Sourcing materials locally will enable us to build more efficiently.

EARTH DWELLINGS • &

Cob building encompasses the spirit of simplicity and elegance: wabi-sabi.

SECURING THE FUTURE

People's Pension Funds: making our savings work for people and planet.

Keynotes

COMMON SENSE •

Healthy ecosystems are fundamental to healthy business.

MAKING ROOM FOR BEAUTY •

Politicians need to realise that beauty and sustainability are two sides of the same coin.

The Arts

NOBLE DESIGNS •

Guy Martin's furniture attemps to make an aesthetic expression of ecological principles.

STATE OF PLAY

Sandy Brown's new work in clay is inspired by the eternal dance of life.

MOVEMENTS AND MAGIC •

An interview with belly-dancer Sam Hasthorpe.

Regulars

Gardening - IN FULL FLOWER •

The delights of peonies, poppies, honeysuckle and lilac.

Deep Spirit - BATHROOM RITUALS

A bath is a 'solution' in which the problems of life are soaked and sorted.

The Occasional Didymus - WRINKLY GREEN •

A modest contribution to saving the planet from global warming.

Notes From The Underground - THE UNDERGROWTH OFFENSIVE

London's vegetation is adopting the tactics of guerilla warfare.

A Sense of Place - HIGH CHURCH •

The monastery of Abba Yohannis in Ethiopia.

Voice From The South - IN THE NAME OF DEVELOPMENT

Development' has become a camouflage for capitalist growth.

Visionaries - MAUDE BARLOW •

A global activist is resisting Canada's loss of sovereignty.

Sensible Solutions - TIME FOR CHANGE •

Small ways to make a big difference: cars, trans fats, smart electricity meters, saving envelopes, water efficiency.

Perspectives

Paper, holidays, domestic energy, recycling vs virgin wood pulp, biodegradable mobile phone cases, nuclear power stations, golf courses.

Letter from America - THE POWER IN OUR POCKET •

Choosing how we spend our money is a tool for transformation.

Letter from Key West - OUR FATE IS YOURS •

Every serious writer must be a radical environmentalist.

Poetry - CLARE BEST •

Poems by a writer-in-residence on an organic farm and the children she inspired.

Letters to the Editors - ANIMATE EARTH

Reviews

THE BIG PICTURE: Vanishing Act

Review of How animals use the art of camouflage. From Vanishing Act by Art Wolfe.

In My Own Words: ANIMATE EARTH

Review of Animate Earth by Stephan Harding

EDEN EXAMINED

Review of Fencing Paradise by Richard Mabey

ART & RELIGION

Review of Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art (eds) Jacquelynn Bas and Mary Jane Jacob

BACK TO THE FUTURE

Review of Architecture in Wood by Will Pryce

THE LABOURERS' CHAMPION

Review of The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett

A MYTH OF PROGRESS

Review of Outgrowing the Earth by Lester Brown

REDESIGNING CAPITALISM

Review of Capitalism As If the World Matters by Jonathon Porritt

NOSES TO THE GRINDSTONE •

Review of Willing Slaves by Madeleine Bunting

BANKING ON CORRUPTION •

Review of Confessions of an Economic Hitman by John Perkins

WE ARE WHAT WE EAT •

Review of Not on the Label by Felicity Lawrence

Web Exclusives

Review - EGO-LED vs. EGO-LESS •

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Review - GROWN-UP SCIENCE •

Review of Pathways of Chance by F. David Peat

Review - THE CREATIVE IMPULSE •

Review of On the Nature & Significance of the Crafts by Brian Keeble

Review - VOCIFEROUS WORLD •

Review of Animism by Graham Harvey

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