Darren Doherty

Polyface Farm Documentary Campaign

Trailer of ‘Polyfaces’ For the last two years we have been filming a documentary on Joel Salatin’s renowned Polyface Farm and its broad community of 5000 families that lie within a three hour ‘Foodshed’ of this unique operation in Swoope, Virginia. We do not need Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) to feed the world, and this farm is a wonderful example of how to do it without the use of harmful […]

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This Year’s Australasian Permaculture Convergence (APC10) and PDC Shaping Up to Be a Hit!

From a few days ago: HOLLYWOOD star Daryl Hannah flies into Cairns tomorrow while Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson’s eccentric nephew, Ned RocknRoll hits town today. The environmentally minded duo plan to spend a month in the Far North for a two week permaculture design course and the Australasian Permaculture Convergence. The events will be at Kuranda. Mr RocknRoll, the head of marketing promotion and astronaut experience at Virgin Galatic […]

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Keyline Design – Mark IV

‘Soil, Water & Carbon for Every Farm’ – Building Soils, Harvesting Rainwater, Storing Carbon by Abe Collins & Darren Doherty Introduction Keyline Design was first developed by the great Australian, P.A. Yeomans (1904-1984), in the late 1940s & 50s initially as a practical response to the unpredictable rainfall regime he found on his new property, ‘Nevallan’, to the west of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Soil Conservation, as developed by […]

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Carbon Economy & Farming Courses USA 2009

We are pleased to announce another world 1st! We have designed and organised three ‘Carbon Farming Courses’ and one ‘Carbon Economy Course’ to be convened across the US during 2009. The course modules include: Holistic Management, Soil Food Web, Broadacre Permaculture, ZERI, Fungi, BioChar, Energy Systems, Natural Building and Pathways to Relocalisation. To deliver these modules we have some of the world’s most experienced and respected facilitators and practitioners including:

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Making Contour Maps on the Cheap

by Darren Doherty of Permaculture.biz An example of the results Click for larger view I developed a technique in 2007 during a Keyline Design Course at Tuscon, Arizona for making a contour map using cheap available materials. One of our students didn’t have the cash to get a surveyor to do the job on his 40 acres, so I came up with this solution on the whiteboard and have since […]

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