As we are learning more about permaculture we are discovering that we have been practicing permaculture methods and did not realize it. We called it natural living or simple living.
We have read Mother Earth News since its beginning in the late 70's although current trends with this magazine would probably lead it more to yuppie living than permaculture. IMHO this magazine has done a 180 on the principles it began with.
We also read CountrySide magazine which is a little better.
Are there any magazines that any of you read that are more permaculture based?
I suscribe to "Acres" which is along permaculture lines. I take everything in it with a grain of salt though. its a little far out for me in some respects (outside of scientific method that is) but I enjoy reading it and it can be useful source of information or at least get the thoughts rolling
I really like the Permaculture Activist, it's a permie magazine for the U.S. and often has articles by people you'll meet in the permaculture movement, and more locally based (or north carolina based, but closer than UK). They also tell you what topics/issues are coming up so that people can contribute to the topic.
The permaculture magazine is nice, but it's based in the U.K., so I get more out of reading the Activist.
and then there's some even more local fun stuff that is often in a good permaculturist's kitchen. Yes magazine, and Seattle Tilth newsletter, to name a few.
Permaculture is about sustainable living. Backwoods has had some articles that do a helluva lot in that direction. I'm thinking in particular about adding thermal mass to a wood stove: there has been an ocean of basic, simple things in that space that any permaculture person would enjoy.
The two subjects merge in many many ways! I think alot of people seek the "homesteading life" because they wish to be better stewards of the land and live a more sustainable lifestyle. sustaining us means sustaining our enviroment! I can't wait for the issues to arrive. Backwoods home has everything from recipes to gardening to guns. Right up my alley. Acres is ok but you are right about the editorial aspect.