Loam is accepting submissions for Spring 2017: Permaculture In Practice. Slated for release in early March, this carbon neutral print issue seeks to celebrate diverse makers who are bringing the principles of permaculture to life through creative channels.
Permaculture is a holistic approach to farming that merges landscape design, sustainable agriculture practices, and ecological philosophies to nourish thriving ecosystems. As Christopher Shein writes in "The Vegetable Gardener's Guide To Permaculture," the twelve principles of permaculture are:
- Observe and interact
- Catch and store energy
- Obtain a yield
- Apply self-regulation and respond to feedback
- Use renewable resources
- Produce no waste
- design from pattern to details
- Integrate rather than segregate
- Use small and slow solutions
- Use and value diversity
- Use the edges
- Creatively use and respond to change
For this issue, we're interested in stories, visual art, prose, non-fiction narratives, photo ethnographies, and poems that reconsider the ways in which diverse individuals and initiatives are applying the principles of permaculture to their work. It's not just about permaculture as a farming practice—it's about permaculture as a way of life.
We will be accepting submissions through December 31st, 2016 (photographers, just note that we only accept hi-resolution images). Send your final work and/or any questions that you may have to Nicole and Kate at connect@loammagazine. We're so looking forward to checking out your gorgeous work!