Lisa DePiano

Permaculture and the Myth of Overpopulation

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When teaching permaculture I often start out by doing a giant problems mind map. I ask students to brainstorm all of the major “problems” they see in the world to reflect on what brought them to study permaculture. Nine times out of ten the idea of overpopulation as a root “problem” in the world comes up. Overpopulation describes a situation where there are too many people for the amount of […]

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Permaculture Teacher Training for Women

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ABOUT THE COURSE: REGISTER HERE Description Drawing on the wisdom of ecological systems and indigenous knowledge, Permaculture offers us a vision, design approach, and tools to create a world of health and abundance. Increased inclusion and support of leadership and perspective from women of diverse backgrounds is vital to this vision. In this unique and innovative program, we explore diversity and leadership while building our confidence. We practice teaching Permaculture […]

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Easy Watering for Container Gardens

Lets face it container gardening is a great, practical gardening technique with multiple functions. Not only is it good for renters and city dwellers who have limited space and no permission to garden from their landlords, it is an ideal technique when there may be lead contamination. Considering that lead was legally used in paints up until the 1970’s, if your home was built before then chances are you have […]

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Social Permaculture: Principles in Action

Photo by Lisa DePiano Permaculture as a movement has most of the knowledge, tools and resources that we need to create a regenerative society in the physical sense. Just Google ‘passive solar design’ or ‘aquaculture’ and you will find hundreds of books, articles and how-tos. Certainly we can fine tune and experiment but the harder task lies in transforming our social and invisible systems. This becomes even more crucial when […]

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