Permaculture Takes Off in Tanzania!

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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 a trailer for an upcoming documentary, and… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »

Letters from Chile – Building Community Around a Permaculture University

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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… Read more »

Permaculture Indigenous Tree Project in Ghana

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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.

Thinking Outside the Square In Wagga Wagga: Thoughts on Contour

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Permaculture solutions have come to life at a Wagga Wagga farm in the midst of a heated debate over water. What Kevin Rudd Claim’s will help the Murray Darling River system and the Lower Lakes region has some farmers in the area fuming. Farmers and residents throughout the Murray Darling region have larger concerns over… Read more »

Confessions of a Permaculture Aid Worker, Episode 2 – Ringo in Afghanistan II

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‘Confessions of a Permaculture Aid Worker’ (CPAW) is a new 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. You can subscribe to CPAW podcast feeds here! A local girls school started by Mahboba’s Promise… Read more »

Keeping Heart in Pine Ridge

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Editor’s Note: This is Part II of a series. Read Part I of Cory’s series here. Many good things came from the Permaculture Design Course we held last September at the Pine Ridge Lakota reservation. Our project is on target to be self-sustaining within three years and has moved beyond that in a number of… Read more »

Cultivating an Education: A visit to Allyn River Permaculture

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As the permaculture movement marches forward into the sustainable future, there appears to be a growing collective insight shared by permaculturalists world-wide; information is the new global currency. In response to a growing demand and an increasingly urgent need for education and information, strategies and techniques we can use to create a sustainable future are… Read more »

Letters from Chile: Visiting Dichato – the Town That Was

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Editor’s Note: This is Part II of a series. Read Part I here. A former beautiful, bustling and touristy coastal town in Chile clings to an uncertain future after being engulfed by the 2010 tsunami. A Dichato fishing boat scene, in waning evening light, exudes a serenity that belies the realities of the almost complete… Read more »

Mullumbimby Community Gardens Moves Ahead Apace

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Editor’s Note: For background on the excellent work going on at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens, an update for which is found below, see here, here and here. Mullumbimby’s community garden is blossoming into a hive of activity with people from all walks of life building, creating and gardening together. Our communal gardens and new allotments… Read more »