Category: Developments

Get Paid to Share Your Permaculture Passion With the World

How to Help Us Educate the World and Save Our Futures https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TMTgwZIroQ Tongue-in-cheek instructional video Note: This is an update on PRI’s position and direction, and an opportunity for you to get paid to help! The short version: We’re now paying you to write for us! Click here to get started. The background/long version follows: Over the last two years since I took over the running of this site, I’ve […]

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So You Want to be a Permaculture Designer! What’s Stopping You?

Final colour master plan Experience? Well yes, but that’s something that you can learn along the way. You don’t need to be the World’s best Graphic artist or AutoCAD genius, but you do need to be creative, have an eye for landscape patterning and a PDC in hand. I just finished my first Permaculture design commission and I was hoping to share some of the process with you. Within the […]

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Sustainable Hawaii Coming this October

PRI-USA Offers a Unique Series of Permaculture Courses on Isle of Molokai In partnership with Sust`aina ble Molokai and the Ho`ala Hou Program, the Permaculture Research Institute USA is proud to announce an upcoming series of key Permaculture courses on the Island of Molokai, Hawaii. We are offering the following four foundational courses between October and December this year: Permaculture Design Certificate Course with Andrew Jones and Shenaqua Sookhoo-Jones, Oct […]

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Solving All the Problems of the World – in a Garden

This video can be downloaded in high resolution from Vimeo (see ‘About this video’ section on lower right side’). I hope you’ll enjoy this clip on the Jawaseri School Garden Project. More, I hope it encourages you to dare to be different, and dare to have your work noticed. The garden we profile in the video above, as you’ll discover after watching it, has just won a national competition held […]

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The Challenges and Rewards of Implementing Permaculture in Ethiopia

Editor’s Note: This is the most pleasureable part of my work – seeing people soaking up permaculture goodness, being empowered by it, and benefitting from their labours. Alex gives us a great update on his selfless labours in Ethiopia – nicely loaded with documentary images. If you appreciate the work Alex is doing, and haven’t yet taken your Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course, you might want to consider studying in […]

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Confessions of a Permaculture Aid Worker, Episode 9: Andy in Morocco

‘Confessions of a Permaculture Aid Worker’ is a weekly podcast show from PRI Australia aimed at documenting the experiences of people out in the field and making more information available about what’s happening in the Permaculture world. This week I’m speaking with Andy of Tribal Networks about his project in Morocco and the Irish NGO he’s set up which supports and networks connections to remote areas of the world. Click […]

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Notes from a PRI Internship Graduate: Permaculture Boot Camp; a Design Project in Action

Before venturing to Australia and The Permaculture Research institute this past January, I’d found myself answering the same query over and over again “…okay, wait, tell me again, what is Permaculture anyway?” And now, since returning from the PRI to the San Francisco Bay Area, I’ve encountered the same questions from friends and family though now with more of a peppered interest in where Permaculture might lead me. My answer […]

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Permaculture Takes Off in Tanzania!

Editor’s Note: It’s with pleasure I introduce you to a fantastic and fast-spreading permaculture movement in Tanzania, kicked off by Geoff Lawton’s PDC in 2007 (see Geoff’s articles on his experiences and observations there here and here), and organised by our partner the Global Resource Alliance. Below is an excellent documentary looking at their work and its context. From the Mara Soil GRA’s office plot in Musoma, Tanzania GRA was […]

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Chile Update – Permaculture: Designing a Healthy Building with Principles in Mind

Editor’s Note: Below, Grifen Hope gives us an excellent update on progress since my recent trip to Chile to profile and promote the fantastic work under way there. It’s the shortest day of the year in Chile and the rain is coming down. It is cold and wet. As we celebrate the new year and the return of the sun, thousands of people in the surrounding region are living in […]

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Letters from Chile – Building Community Around a Permaculture University

Editor’s Note: This is Part IX of a series. If you haven’t already, be sure to catch Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII and Part VIII! My time in Chile is almost at an end. But, before I go, I want to share with you the present and future plans for transitioning the community here in El Manzano. They are not insignificant.

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Permaculture Indigenous Tree Project in Ghana

The Ghanian branch of the Australian Edge 5 Permaculture company, in partnership with the permaculture network in Ghana, has, since the year 2006, been supporting indigenous tree seed collection, communities tree nursery and forestation, tree plantings in schools and planting trees along rivers in Ghana.

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