Meet the Authors: Maddy Harland
Maddy Harland is a co-founder and editor of Permaculture magazine International: practical solutions beyond sustainability, a magazine which offers practical, innovative solutions and global perspectives.
2017 is the magazine’s 25th Anniversary Year. Maddy is an activist, publisher, gardener, teacher, community leader, Queens’ Award winning entrepreneur, mother and ground-breaking woman.
She co-founded Permanent Publications in 1990, a publishing company specialising in practical ecological solutions, and the Sustainability Centre in Hampshire, UK, once a military base, and now a thriving immersive learning centre.
She is a founding member Gaia Education who developed the Ecovillage Design Education course endorsed by UNESCO.
Maddy is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and is a Visiting Knowledge Exchange Fellow of the Institute of Theological Partnerships at the University of Winchester in the UK.
Books by Maddy
Amid a wealth of permaculture’s solutions and the ecocide of ‘business as usual’, Maddy interfaces practical permaculture and global transformation with deep ecology. This is a potent and entertaining cocktail. She writes of regenerative culture, earth restoration and social permaculture, long before they become core permaculture ideas and practices. Her deep connectivity with the natural and human worlds – a love for the changing of the seasons, of landscapes and species – and all that our differing cultures and spirits have to offer one another add another dimension of heart to this book.
The Song of the Earth is the attempt to create an integral picture. It is the call to explore the marvellous web of life on our planet. It asks that we consciously design gentle, sustainable lifestyles and communities that honour diversity in all forms.