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Cecilia Macaulay at the 10th Australasian Permaculture Convergence

I had the honour of presenting the Worldwide Permaculture Network people and projects database to the 10th Australasian Permaculture Convergence (APC 10) with Geoff Lawton. During the breaks, coffee and cookie in hand, I met some really wonderful people. I’d heard about the work of many of these people and felt like I already knew some of them yet I still didn’t know their story. So in keeping with the […]

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Meeting APC Attendees – Rosemary Morrow

I had the honour of previewing the Worldwide Permaculture Network people/projects database to the 10th Australasian Permaculture Convergence (APC 10) with Geoff last week. During the breaks, with coffee and cookie in hand, I met some really wonderful people. I’d heard about the work of many of these people and felt like I already knew some of them yet I still didn’t know their story. So in keeping with the […]

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Weekly Linkfest – Edition 11

Welcome to round eleven of our (normally!) Weekly Linkfest, where we share the good, the bad, the ugly and the just plain interesting from what we’ve seen this week. I would greatly appreciate readers getting involved in this weekly linkfest. Please email editor (at) permaculturenews.org with links (and ideally a summary sentence outlining the key point of each link) to noteworthy articles and news reports on the internet. A big […]

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Interview with Jesse Lemieux, Who is Soon to Teach at Zaytuna!

I had an amazing chat to Jesse Lemieux today and luckily… I recorded it! Jesse is farm-sitting Zaytuna while Geoff’s away and also teaching a PDC there starting on November 21st. With such big shoes to fill I thought I’d pick his brain on all things permaculture to see if he’s up to it. We talked about the newly launched PRI Canada and the permaculture explosion in the region, his […]

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Weekly Linkfest – Edition 10

Welcome to round ten of our Weekly Linkfest, where we share the good, the bad, the ugly and the just plain interesting from what we’ve seen this week. I would greatly appreciate readers getting involved in this weekly linkfest. Please email editor (at) permaculturenews.org with links (and ideally a summary sentence outlining the key point of each link) to noteworthy articles and news reports on the internet. A big thank […]

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Weekly Linkfest – Edition 009

Welcome to round nine of our Weekly Linkfest, where we share the good, the bad, the ugly and the just plain interesting from what we’ve seen this week. I would greatly appreciate readers getting involved in this weekly linkfest. Please email editor (at) permaculturenews.org with links (and ideally a summary sentence outlining the key point of each link) to noteworthy articles and news reports on the internet. Off we go: […]

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A GMO Promoter Didn’t Like My Article

So I’m back in my favourite little trendy organic cafe in Melbourne as I write this, but for those who missed the point of why I would eat here last time I wrote about it I’ll drop the ironic humour. It’s not about being trendy. It’s about being stuck in a food desert devoid of any solid guarantee that what I eat will actually be what I consider to be […]

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Port Kembla Part 1 and 2

Part 1: Geoff put me in touch with Benn Wolhuter, a very active permie from the coal and steel town of Port Kembla. So on my trip through NSW I got in touch and Benn kindly gave me a tour of some impressive Permaculture projects throughout the region. In Part I Benn is talking about the laneway project where a small group of volunteers have taken to the lanes, transforming […]

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Confessions of a Permaculture Aid Worker, Episode 10: Peppi in Malta

Aerial view of Bahrija valley and surrounding cliffs Peppi Gauci ‘Confessions of a Permaculture Aid Worker’ is a weekly podcast show from PRI Australia aimed at documenting the experiences of people out in the field and making more information available about what’s happening in the Permaculture world. This week I’m speaking with Peppi in Malta about his project, Bahrija Oasis, which he setup eight years ago in Rabat, Malta. Click […]

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Weekly Linkfest – Edition 008

Welcome to round eight of our Weekly Linkfest, where we share the good, the bad, the ugly and the just plain interesting from what we’ve seen this week. I would greatly appreciate readers getting involved in this weekly linkfest. Please email editor (at) permaculturenews.org with links (and ideally a summary sentence outlining the key point of each link) to noteworthy articles and news reports on the internet. Off we go: […]

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10 Reasons to Go Organic… beyond being trendy….

When you’re heavily involved in a movement like Permaculture and only interacting with people within those circles it’s easy to think everyone’s on board, but walking the busy streets of Melbourne you promptly get jolted back to reality. It appears clear the necessary goals of Permaculture (and other similar movements) are far from the mind of the masses who are still completely immersed in their individual pursuits unaware of the […]

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Confessions of a Permaculture Aid Worker, Episode 9: Andy in Morocco

‘Confessions of a Permaculture Aid Worker’ is a weekly podcast show from PRI Australia aimed at documenting the experiences of people out in the field and making more information available about what’s happening in the Permaculture world. This week I’m speaking with Andy of Tribal Networks about his project in Morocco and the Irish NGO he’s set up which supports and networks connections to remote areas of the world. Click […]

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