The Permaculture Research Institute

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PRI Zaytuna Farm functions as a model farm (in development) and permaculture training facility. Geoff and Nadia Lawton, world-renowned permaculture educators and consultants, lead the project. Much of Geoff and Nadia’s time over the last few years has been spent away from the Institute, consulting and helping set up projects in diverse locales around the world.

Seeing the worldwide demand for knowledgeable permaculture consultants and teachers increase exponentially, as fuel and fertiliser prices skyrocket and the effects of climate change, soil depletion and water shortages begin to hit hard, priority and focus is now shifting back to the Institute, where growing the training program will increase the output of quality teachers to help fill the growing need for them.

Burdock – Build your Blood, bones and Nervous System

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Burdock root contains awesome nutrition. It is an excellent source of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, and C as well as the minerals calcium, phosphorous, potassium, iron, manganese, chromium, selenium, silicon, and zinc. Is it any wonder it is known for its great blood, bone and nervous system building and purifying properties. Its roots even resemble the branches of the nervous system or bones when cleaned. The roots contain an […]

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Sprouting Good’s Aquaponics

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We would love to introduce you to the wonderful world of Aquaponics. Aquaponics is the cultivation of plants using the waste water from fish or aquatic creature which supplies the nutrients for the plants. Those using Aquaponics at home will be able to deliver fresh healthy chemical free produce in their backyard with the benefit of having access to fresh fish. Our specially designed education centre has been teaching students […]

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PRI – Natural Fertilisers and Nursery

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Lori Morris takes you on a tour of Zaytuna Farm’s diverse fertiliser composting systems. Nursery Manager Laurie Duniam explains the number of different methods of composting that occur on the site and she also describes the process of implementing fertiliser into the nursery system at the PRI Zaytuna. This is an interesting look at some of the systems that we have running at the Permaculture Research Institute. Come and learn […]

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Permaculture: Design For Living

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Bill Mollison is a living legend. He’s known as the genius of permaculture, “the David Brower of Australia,” or a crusty old curmudgeon, depending on the source. But whether it’s glowing admiration or sneering dismissal, reaction to Mollison is invariably strong. He is clearly one of the most interesting specimens of the human species – which he has spent years studying from a naturalist’s behavioral perspective.

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Premier Launches Program to Give SA The ‘Green Edge’ In Education

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South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has launched (on March 4) a program offering world leadership in environmental education. CQUniversity’s Adelaide-based Graduate Certificate in Permaculture Design has a world-leading faculty, a cutting-edge digital presence and is the first permaculture program to be accredited by an internationally recognised university. CQUni Associate Vice-Chancellor (Adelaide) Professor Drew Dawson says a new breed of Permaculture Design specialists will help foster sustainability in South A and […]

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DIY Antbiotics

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With antibiotic resistance becoming a bigger and bigger issue have you ever wondered if there was there anything else you could do, or are you stuck with what big pharmaceuticals put out? There are alternatives and these alternatives are actually much better! Watch this short 2:31 video by backyard food production expert and author Marjory Wildcraft on DIY antibiotics. Most people will want to do this in their backyards, on […]

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The Worlds Best Ultra Athletes Grow Their Own Energy Drinks

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The Tarahumara Indians are recognized as the world’s fastest ultra marathon runners. One key to their success? The energy drinks they consume while running trail. And it is a drink they make themselves. Find out how in this video. Backyard food production expert and author Marjory Wildcraft will host a free online event, which features 30 backyard farming experts who will reveal secrets to growing your own gorgeous organic fruit, […]

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Self-watering And Self-fertilizing Apple Tree Growing System

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Hate to drag hoses and tired of lugging compost? Check out the video below with super simple system the Tarahumara Indians use to grow apples with almost no work. Learn all these cool techniques for yourself by hopping over to the Home Grown Food Summit with over 30+ presentations from March 7th to 13th, 2016. Backyard food production expert and author Marjory Wildcraft will host this free online event, which […]

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Age of the Farmer

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Age of the Farmer was directed by Spencer MacDonald in collaboration with photojournalist Eva Verbeeck. It is a beautiful six-minute documentary on a growing numbers of young farmers reclaiming American soil. Enjoy! Farms featured in the film include: Earth Candy Farm Plenty Wild Farms Skyberry Farm Hoe Down CSA at Tulaberry Farm Yummy Yards Growing Veterans Beacon Food Forest

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3 Types Of Tarahumara Indian Corn And What They Are Used For

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Marjory WIldcraft travelled to the Copper Canyons of Mexico to spend time with the Tarahumara Indians. These Indians are the fastest ultra-marathon runners in the world and part of their incredible athleticism is because they grow their own food. Watch this video and learn the three most common types of corn that they grow. Hank Will from Grit Magazine will be doing a presentation on all things corn at this […]

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How To Use Squash Pits To Get Bigger Garden Yields

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If you’ve never heard of a squash pit then you might be thinking “but squash have seeds, not pits!”. True, true, but check out this fun video. To see more great compositing ideas check out the extreme composting videos by David Goodman at the Home Grown Food Summit. Over 7 full days, you’ll enjoy 50+ hours of video interviews with the “who’s who” of the sustainable food movement. They’ll be […]

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Why Go Barefoot And The Best Minimalist Shoes Are Home Made

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If you’ve been wondering about the whole barefoot movement than we’ve got a video for you. Doug Simons has been walking barefoot for over 20 years. In the video below Doug and Marjory Wildcraft discuss the pros and cons of walking barefoot. And there are some “con’s”; when and where do barefooters need to wear shoes? And what kind of shoes do barefooters wear when they wear shoes? If you […]

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