Carbon Farming Course, Winter 2015 (NY, USA)

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Registration is now officially open for the 2015 Carbon Farming Course, to be held February 3-22, 2015 at the Taconic Retreat Center in New York’s Hudson Valley, USA. Based on your survey responses, the Carbon Farming Team chose a top-notch palette of topics and trainers for the event. Workshops include: Holistic Management & Grazing Keyline… Read more »

Report on 5-Day Permaculture Workshop for the Etse Fewus Herbalists Association in Fitch, North Soha, Ethiopia: Part 2

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Continuing from Part 1. Sunday 21/09/14: Day 4 The group were very happy with the biole preparations we did on day 3. They were amazed that we could make fertilizer out of basic farmyard trash when they had all been paying though the nose for imported chemicals for the past years. So riding this wave… Read more »

A Chance to Dig For Permaculture Gold in Tasmania With Ringo (Earthworks Courses, February 2015)

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I first met Paul ‘Ringo’ Kean sometime during the early portion of 2009 while staying at Zaytuna Farm. That year, we had the good fortune of being given the opportunity to take a number of courses being offered with both Geoff Lawton and Paul Taylor as instructors. From my time becoming acquainted with Ringo –… Read more »

Take a PDC with Rhamis Kent in Marrakesh, Morocco (December 22, 2014 – January 5, 2015)

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We will be running a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course between December 22nd to January 5th, 2015! This 15-Day intensive course follows the standard accredited 72-hour course and will include several hands-on sessions including making Bio-vital compost, bio fertilizer, actively aerated compost tea, vegetable beds and organic gardening, land surveying, natural building and much more!… Read more »

Online PDC Has Me Talking to Myself

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No… that is not an over-zealous 4.5 meter diameter plumbago bush monster you have to remove from your garden there. It’s a wind break, self-mulching trellis when you cut a path through the middle, perhaps line with an arched walkway for access if you want to get fancy and plant a hardy kiwiberry and black… Read more »

Permaculture for Development Aid: 5-day Course with Alex McCausland at PRI Zaytuna Farm, NSW, Australia (19-23 January, 2015)

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What: Permaculture for Development Aid: 5-day Course When: 19-23 January, 2015 Where: PRI Zaytuna Farm, NSW, Australia Are you interested in using Permaculture to assist development in the third world? If so, then this is the course for you. This course addresses the basics of where to start, how to plan and what to do… Read more »

Permaculture Essentials for the Pacific NW, 36-Hour Class (October, 2014, Oregon, USA)

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Permaculture Essentials for the Pacific NW, 36-hour class, only $5 per hour — schedules vary by location. Photos © Kerry McQuaid Permaculture is “Earth Care, People Care, and Return of Surplus,” combining traditional and innovative methods that are sustainable and energy saving, enriching to the soil and all life. Design a system to feed your… Read more »

A Report on the April 2014 PDC at the “Greening the Desert Sequel” Site (Jordan)

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I am in Jordan, where the monthly average wage is 300 Jordanian dinar. To put that into perspective, a phone card for one month cost me five dinar. But buying a car is the same as it is everywhere. Their major issue here is water. They have little rain, with an average of under 300mm… Read more »

Greening the Desert Site (Jordan) PDC with Geoff and Nadia Lawton – Early Bird Offer Extended

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The Jordan Valley Permaculture Proejct (aka ‘Greening the Desert – the Sequel’) in November 2013 We are pleased with the overwhelming response we’ve had in bookings for the PDC we are starting on October 4th, 2014, at the ‘Greening the Desert’ project in the Dead Sea Valley in Jordan. We have a few places still… Read more »