Keyline Design as an Organizing Pattern for Permaculture Design, Part 3 (Sweden)

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This is the third of a series of articles looking at design considerations for our Cold Climate Permaculture site using the Keyline Scale of Permanence as a organizing framework, as well as an informative read for anyone interested.

Keyline Design as an Organizing Pattern for Permaculture Design, Part 2 (Sweden)

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This is part 2 of a series of 5 articles looking at design considerations for our Cold Climate Permaculture site using the Keyline Scale of Permanence as a organizing framework, as well as an informative read for anyone interested. The aesthetic curves of the Keyline layout at ridgedale PERMACULTURE The previous article introduced some basic… Read more »

Keyline Design as an Organizing Pattern for Permaculture Design, Part 1 (Sweden)

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Having spent the past few years on a busy international schedule Richard Perkins has purchased a farm in Sweden where he is establishing ridgedale PERMACULTURE. This is the first of a series of five articles looking at design considerations for this cold climate Permaculture site using the Keyline Scale of Permanence as a organizing framework,… Read more »

Reflections on Dryland Water Management in Portugal

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A reflection following a great time finding solutions for dryland water management in Portugal by Richard Perkins I’m enjoying working on a job connecting up extensive irrigation in the mountains of Extremadura, Spain, and relaxing for a couple of days after a successful and effective Dryland Water Management intensive at the budding Permaculture Institute, Vale… Read more »

The Need for Data and Documentation to Move Permaculture Forward

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Bec Helouin, France. Photos and article by Richard Perkins A month into our epic family global film trip and we arrive at the beautiful and incredible La Ferme biologique du Bec Hellouin, an experimental organic farm being adapted according to permaculture principles. Bec Hellouin is home to Charles and Perrine Herve-Gruyer. Farmyard buildings are mostly… Read more »

Living Freely – Valuing the Marginal and Recycling Energy

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Plukrijp Community, Belgium Photos and article by Richard Perkins Wheat We are now a month into our epic global family film journey documenting active and replicable solutions in all areas of permaculture design. Our recent trip to the Plukrijp community has left a strong impression on us, an account we feel moved to share. Situated… Read more »

Permaculturists in Sunday Times – Living Fluidly

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(IM)PERMANENCE film was noticed by the Sunday Times who featured our family in an article regarding "living fluidly". by Richard Perkins In case you didn’t catch the article in the Sunday Times last week, our family was featured in an article about living fluidly, how a generation of people are now forging new ways to… Read more »