Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Now I know it's really spring


The spring issue of World Sweet World is out.

I just love this little DIY magazine, and not because I have articles in it. (It's more like the other way round; I wanted to write articles for it because I love it.)

If I had to sum up World Sweet World in one word, it would be 'friendly'. Reading it makes you feel a part of something good. (It has many other virtues too of course - it looks beautiful, for one.)

I have an article in this issue about making and using solar cookers. I also interviewed children's writer and illutrator Ruth Paul for a second article about wind farms and children's environmental picture books. (They sound like disparate subjects, but somehow it worked. Ruth lives right by the Project Westwind wind farm site - so she has an interesting perspective on wind power.)

The spring World Sweet World also contains a nice bread recipe, an article about eco-friendly coffins, and a lot of other things that I didn't get a chance to look at properly because I was just surreptitiously flicking through a copy in Juniper, while I wait for my free copy in the mail ...

4 comments:

tschick said...

Hey Johanna,

thanks so much for this! We're very happy to have you writing for our magazine - the stories turned out great. Thanks for your kind words ;).

Thomas WSW

maryinnz said...

Hi - I was at Trash Palace today so asked about Wold Sweet World. They didn't have the new issue (Spring) yet but I bought Autumn and Winter. It's a fascinating magazine, and deserves to succeed. I do find some of the print is a bit hard to read - pretty small and not enough contrast with the background.

Ruth said...

Yay, this looks good and positive to read. I want one!
I thought I had lots of puha to make my pesto and then the chickens got to it...stripped it bare apart from a few measly leaves on the tops...oh well, more will spring up about the place no doubt..

Johanna Knox said...

hi Ruth - oh dear! they must really like it. I was visiting a friend who has a couple of chooks a few days ago - and she says that puha is her chooks favourite plant out of their garden too ...