12th Australasian Permaculture Convergence (March 2015, Tasmania, Australia)

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“Honouring the Past, Transforming the Future: The Challenge to Permaculture” What: 12th Australasian Permaculture Convergence Where: Northwest Environment Centre, Penguin, Tasmania, Australia When: Monday, 9 March 2015 at 6:00pm — Thursday, 12 March 2015 at 10:00pm (AEDT) Event details: The concept of Permaculture was developed in Tasmania in the late 1970s by Bill Mollison and… Read more »

Regenerative Farm Enterprise Planning Workshop (Virginia, USA, October 18-23, 2014)

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What: Regenerative Farm Enterprise Planning Workshop Where: Shannon Farm Community in Afton, Virginia, USA When: October 18-23, 2014 Who: With Eric Toensmeier, Rafter Sass Ferguson, and Elizabeth Ü Register through Blue Ridge Permaculture. Scaling up ecological agriculture is one of the critical challenges we face in addressing climate change and the global food crisis. Integrated… Read more »

Get an Invite to Richard Branson’s Necker Island: Become a Permaculture Designer, and You Might

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Permaculture designers Mark Garrett and actress Daryl Hanna, Soneva Fushi, Maldives Meeting Mark Garrett I can always recall the moment I first meet someone, the impression they made. But not Mark Garrett. How many years since I met him? I just can’t say. He’s one of those understated people, always chipping away at things in… Read more »

Using Practical Permaculture Principles to Help Us Think Like an Ecosystem

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At Hill Top Farm the functions and dynamics of healthy natural ecosystems provide the framework and inspiration for our on-farm decision-making, as well as the structure and content of our Permaculture courses. Nature has had millions of years to fine tune the process of designing sustainable self-maintaining ecosystems. Natural ecosystems, whether they are rainforests or… Read more »

The New 4-Week Permaculture Specialised Work Experience Certificate (PRI Zaytuna Farm, NSW, Australia)

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Geoff Lawton above Zaytuna Farm All photographs © Craig Mackintosh General information The Permaculture Research Institute Zaytuna Farm is now offering practical hands on learning, in the field experience. This Certificate is replacing the 10-week Internship Program. A total of 24 successful applicants will learn on the job within their chosen section for 4 weeks… Read more »

Establishing a Food Forest 3-Hour Session with Geoff Lawton (Calgary, August 14, 2014)

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Geoff Lawton, the internationally beloved permaculture teacher, is headed to Calgary to film our site, so we couldn’t help but ask him to teach for us. Join us for this exclusive opportunity to learn from Geoff himself in this 3 hour session: “Establishing a Food Forest”! What: Establishing a Food Forest 3-hour session with Geoff… Read more »

Regenerative Farm Enterprise Planning Workshop (Virginia, USA, October 18-23, 2014)

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What: Regenerative Farm Enterprise Planning Workshop Where: Shannon Farm Community in Afton, Virginia, USA When: October 18-23, 2014 Who: With Eric Toensmeier, Rafter Sass Ferguson, and Elizabeth Ü Register through Blue Ridge Permaculture. Scaling up ecological agriculture is one of the critical challenges we face in addressing climate change and the global food crisis. Integrated… Read more »

Superadobe Workshop (Moe, Victoria, Australia, 11-17 October, 2014)

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This workshop will be held at an experimental sustainable building property near Moe, Victoria, Australia. On the property already is a mini earthship and a beautiful cob cottage, each built from previous workshops exploring sustainable living practices. You are invited to grab a tent and head down for a wonderful week of education through doing…. Read more »

Permaculture Design Course in Marda Village, Palestine (Sept 25 – 10 Oct, 2014)

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The village of Marda at sunset, with olive trees for as far as the eye can see. Photo © copyright Craig Mackintosh Join us September 25th – October 10th, 2014, for another exquisite opportunity to learn about permaculture principles and techniques from permaculture specialists Klaudia Van Gool, Leslie Buerk and Murad Al Khuffash, whilst experiencing… Read more »

Integrated Ecological Design With Brad Lancaster and Eric Toensmeier (Colorado, 25 July – August 8, 2014)

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What: Study integrated ecological design with two of the foremost instructors and practitioners in permaculture. When: Friday July 25-Sunday August 8th Where: Woodbine Ecology Center, Colorado, USA Longevity. Abundance. Regeneration. Oases. Beauty. Bounty. Plant the Rain. Garden Like a Forest. Design With Natural Patterns. Learn water harvesting and earthworks techniques, and how to create edible… Read more »