PRI Zaytuna Farm, Australia, Course Update

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The Permaculture Research Institute Zaytuna Farm, Australia, is starting 2014 off with nothing less than a fully accredited Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course. Geoff Lawton will lead a line-up of Zaytuna Farm staff with a specialised 75-hour learning curriculum. It will run for two weeks from Monday the 6th to Friday the 17th of January…. Read more »

Upcoming Permaculture Courses at the PRI Zaytuna Farm, July 2013 Update

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At PRI Zaytuna Farm we run three 10-Week Internship programs per year. In the past five years this Internship Program has included five subject specific courses – a Permaculture Earthworks Course, Permaculture Project Establishment Course, Learn how to Teach Permaculture Creatively Course, Urban Permaculture Design Course and a Sustainable Soils Management Course – which have… Read more »

Please Help a Permaculturist in Trouble – Update

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Tiny Eglington, who has been hospitalised in the Riverside Medical Centre, in Bacolod, in the Philippines for an infection is his leg, is now conscious and out of the Intensive Care Unit. Three days after Geoff’s post, PRI had raised $2174.01 which was sent to Tiny. This was enough funds for him to buy blood… Read more »

What is a Refractometer and Why Do I Need One?

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Refractometers are used for quite a lot of things — drug diagnosis, gemology, veterinary medicine, aquarium upkeep and farming. In gardens and farming it is an all-in-one tool that can be used to test the health of your crops, via a brix rating system. A refractometer uses refractive light passing through plant sap or fruit… Read more »