We have an Opportunity to Step up and meet Global Challenges Together

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There are so many fantastic, inspiring permaculture projects around the world. Over the last four weeks we have been sharing the stories of some of the 60+ applicants to an IPCUK scholarship fund. It would make such a difference to support as many of them as we can. The IPCUK scholarships crowdfunding project ends this… Read more »

1st month of PRI Practical Diploma at PRI Sunshine Coast, Australia

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View from the wonderful pond with forest view I have been traveling around the world for the last 5 years working on permaculture projects and communities in several countries. I shared my nomadic journey in 2 articles which you can see here and here . I decided to settle down for a while and bring… Read more »

Ten Grassroots Environmental Justice Campaigns from Around the World

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Community Managed Sustainable Agriculture Andhra Pradesh in India has been called the pesticide capital of the world.  Pesticides cost farmers a lot of money.  To recover these costs the fruit and vegetables the farmers produced had to be expensive too.  This put them out of reach for many poor families.  Not only that, but farmers… Read more »

Transition Towns – Organizing For Resilience (video)

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Rob Hopkins, instigator of the Transition Towns movement, is on tour in the U.S. This video is a 90 minute presentation that was given in Oakland, California, on October 10th, 2013. If you’re U.S.-based, and want to get involved in helping to start a Transiation Town, head here to find out more. There’s no time… Read more »

PRI Networking, the Value of Collaboration, and the Development of More PRI Education/Demonstration Projects

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Do we segregate…? Photos © Craig Mackintosh Most of us are by now wholly cognizant of the fact that the global response to long-brewing trouble has been well short of timely or appropriate. The world as a whole, if I were to be brutally honest, is taking three steps backwards for every few inches it… Read more »

Worldwide Permaculture Network Helps Projects Network and Prosper

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Get yourself (and your project) onto the permaculture map! I just wanted to share one of many expressions of gratitude we’ve received for our building and making the Worldwide Permaculture Network, launched a year ago, available to the world’s permaculturists. Dear Geoff and team, I am writing to advise you about an ambitious new permaculture… Read more »

The PRI Restarts the Permaculture Teacher Registry

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Short Version If you’ve been waiting to apply to be a PRI PDC Teacher, we are now ready to receive your application (English only at this point — but read the rest of the post below to find out more about other languages). To apply, simply log into the Worldwide Permaculture Network, ensure you’ve clicked… Read more »

Geoff Lawton: The Importance of Establishing Self-Replicating Dryland Permaculture Demonstration Sites (IPC10 Presentation – Video)

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Geoff Lawton speaking at the Tenth International Permaculture Conference (IPC10), Amman, Jordan, September 2011 Photograph © Craig Mackintosh After an unintentionally extended lunch break during the IPC10 conference day (dragging 130 hungry people away from their stimulating lunchtime conversations is not an easy task!), Geoff kindly cut his post-lunch talk short so as to put… Read more »