Community Projects, Courses/Workshops, Demonstration Sites, Education Centres — by Jamie Nicol May 22, 2013
Permaculture and sustainability have rooted in the Spanish hills of Collserola near Barcelona and formed a partnership with a global project, the Green Fabrication Laboratory.
Innovation and creativity are part of the lifeblood of Barcelona. Picasso and Dalí began their artistic careers here and Gaudí and Miró have left their own mark on the progressive spirit of the city. The new Sustainability Centre of Valldaura follows this inventive character by offering the combination of technologies, old and new, to meet the tasks of an uncertain future.Comments (0)
Courses/Workshops — by Amadeus DeKastle May 20, 2013
What: Permaculture Design Course
Where: Location: Keiin Institute, Ivanovka, Kyrgyzstan (40 minutes from Bishkek)
When: June 24 – July 5, 2013
Teachers: Amadeus DeKastle and Calvin Lawrence
PDC Course Fees: Foreign price is 450 Euros, local price is 5000 som (see below for more information)
Included in Fees: PDC training, transportation from Bishkek to Ivanovka and back to Bishkek, morning and afternoon tea, and lunch.
Not Included in Fees: Accommodation, breakfast, and supper.
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Take a PDC with Geoff & Nadia Lawton – in Barcelona, Spain, June/July 2013 (Plus Optional 3-day Practicum)
Courses/Workshops — by Bonnie Freibergs May 17, 2013
This is a unique opportunity to take a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course with renowned permaculture designers, consultants and educators, Geoff and Nadia Lawton, in Barcelona, Spain. In addition, after the PDC, there will be an optional 3-day Dryland Strategies and Earthworks practicum.
Click here to find out more, and register!Comments (0)
I was invited up to Bandusia, near Sydney, by Penny Pyett, to take part in International Permaculture Day and do some work on the site. The work was mainly on infrastructure, which is one of my strongest skills. Having spent some years working in the building and construction game, I developed a varied skill set and can turn my hand to most things. I also went to check out the site for some future workshops and courses we are planning there.
International Permaculture Day was a great success, with a turnout of 40 plus people who came to look and hear us talk about the little steps we can take to make a change.Comments (0)
Building, Courses/Workshops — by Danielle Wolff-Chambers May 9, 2013
We are very excited to announce the finishes workshop for Australia’s first Earthship in Queensland, Australia. The Earthship design concept and systems have been applied to the subtropical climate of the area. Come and see the rammed earth tyres, the can walls, the earth berm, the hempcrete roof and all other components of this Earthship.
The Earthship was started in January this year. We ran a 3-week construction workshop on our residential permaculture plot. Our Earthship Finishes Workshop gives detailed attention to bottle walls, botanical cells and many more creative applications for the flooring, walls and the bathroom fit out.
Come and stay on this beautiful piece of land, learn with experienced Earthship crew members and work on a common goal.Comments (0)
Permaculture on the Mine Site and Next to the Railroad: A Free Two-Day Permaculture Workshop in the West Virginia Coalfields – a How-To and Lessons Learned
by the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute (Crystal Allene Cook, Edward Marshall; photos by PDC graduate Amanda Joy)
Participants in the We Are All Farmers free permaculture workshop
in Mingo County, West Virginia.
Why should you care about Mingo County, West Virginia?
You probably haven’t heard of Mingo County, West Virginia in the United States. And if you have recently, it may be for its new series of ATV trails named for the mythologized fighting of two local families, the Hatfields of West Virginia and the McCoys of Kentucky. In the case of the Hatfields and McCoys, land displacement, political differences, and resource extraction (timbering) fueled the disagreement between these two families; their fighting grew out of far more than any purported heritage of feuding. This is also the area of the United States famed for stuffing ballot boxes leading to John F. Kennedy’s election. Or, maybe you know of Mingo County’s Battle of Matewan, when coal miners shot it out with thugs hired to suppress the miners’ union. Family, timber, state lines, land, politics, and coal — certainly a complicated mix.Comments (0)
Courses/Workshops — by Geoff Lawton May 8, 2013
Hi, it’s Geoff here again.
Today I’ve got something really special for you all.
My complete online permaculture earthworks course is yours for free when you register for my online permaculture design course.Comments (2)
Hi, it’s Geoff here.
Last Sunday was International Permaculture Day and the launch of my new online permaculture course.
We had a lot of people visit my farm on Sunday and a lot of people decided to do an online course with me. In fact some of them turned up to meet me.
Check out this YouTube video of the farm tour and get a sneak peek at what’s going on inside my new course. We have already had over 1500 comments from people doing the course and watching all the videos and commenting how much they love it.
P.S. I have a very exciting free bonus I’m going to be releasing tomorrow. This is something that I’ve always wanted to do and it’s worth more than the price of the entire course and my other 6-pack of Geoff Lawton Permaculture DVD bonuses in their own right. It’s going to be yours absolutely free when you do my new online permaculture course.
You’re not going to believe what it is!
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Courses/Workshops, Fermenting, Processing & Food Preservation — by Albert Bates May 7, 2013
by Albert Bates
Sandor Katz lives a couple hours across Tennessee from us, so on a delightful April weekend we decided to spend four days attending his Wild Fermentation Intensive. Sandor is quite the celebrity these days — after profiles in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and Michael Pollan’s new book, Cooked, Sandor’s own encyclopedia, The Art of Fermentation, still in hardcover, has galloped through several printings for Chelsea Green. Readers of Resilience will find scores of references to Sandor over the past few years, as sustainability bloggers have come to recognize the importance of fermentation to sustainability.Comments (2)
PRI Accredited 72h Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Plus 4-Week Internship Courses: Konso, Ethiopia (September, 2013)
Courses/Workshops — by Alex McCausland May 6, 2013
This 13-day practical and demonstrative PDC will take place in Konso, south Ethiopia, from September 2nd to 14th, 2013, at Strawberry Fields Eco Lodge. It has a focus on application of Permaculture to communities in the developing world; however as a PRI accredited PDC the syllabus covers all the major topics in Mollison’s Designer’s Manual and will equip participants with the conceptual tools to design for any bioregion. The PDC will also be followed by a 4 week group internship which will give participants the chance to gain practical experience of application of the knowledge and skills gained during the PDC.
Lead Facilitator: Alex McCausland
Co-facilitator: Abel Teshome
PDC Dates: September 2 – 14, 2013
Internship Dates: September 16 – October 12, 2013
Location: Konso, South Ethiopia
Venue: Strawberry Fields Eco Lodge
PDC Cost: See bottom of this page.
Internship Cost: See bottom of this page.
Cost Includes: Course fees, food and camping for the period of the course (accommodation upgrades are available, see pricing below)
Excludes: Transport, accommodation en-route, travel insurance, etc.
- Internship: Application Form for Registering (130kb PDF)
- Internship: Welcome and Orientation (60kb PDF)
Consumerism, Courses/Workshops, Education, Ethical Investment, Society, Village Development — by Kenton Zerbin May 4, 2013
All photos © Craig Mackintosh
In my previous article I stressed how there is no sounder thing to invest in than a) Yourself and B) Community.
In this article I want to share some of the simple ways one can invest in oneself. For some this may translate and lead to finding meaning, a career and community — after all what we are ultimately talking about here is finding connection. For some this will serve as one more swift kick in the butt to get out the door and be the change you want to see in the world. No matter who you are, I hope you find this hopeful, inspiring and informative.
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Commercial Farm Projects, Courses/Workshops, Land, Livestock, Rehabilitation, Soil Conservation, Water Harvesting — by Owen Hablutzel May 3, 2013
Though too often vilified, both ‘cows’ and ‘plows’ have proven to be among our most effective and available tools for restoring healthy ecological and eco-agricultural systems in our landscapes. Bucking the trend in conservation that has denounced these tools from early on was Aldo Leopold – perhaps best known for his influential Land Ethic from 1948. In his earlier, groundbreaking book about working with ecosystems and wildlife, Game Management (1933), his preface made the visionary but provocative claim that “Game can be restored by the creative use of the same tools which have heretofore destroyed it — ax, plow, cow, fire, and gun.”Comments (2)
Courses/Workshops — by Nick Burtner April 27, 2013
OMG! That is internet speak for Oh My Goodness! The first day at the internship was something no one could prepare me for: the open air, the cattle, the horses, chickens, food forests, pasture, correctly built structures that harmonize with the sun, swales, ponds, dams, and embarking on a journey and communal living with people from all over the world. “A far cry from my native North East Texas – and I am so grateful!” was what I thought while setting up my tent in the middle of this small shire in The Channon, NSW, Australia. I was to call this truly awesome place my home for the next 10 weeks.Comments (1)
Courses/Workshops — by Robert Cork April 25, 2013
Following the success of our 2012 PDC, FoodWaterShelter is pleased to offer you the chance to join USA based instructor Steve Whitman and a team of local teachers in Arusha, Tanzania from June 17th to 28th 2013 for two weeks of intensive learning and an incredible networking opportunity. Click here to find out more and to register.Comments (0)