Essence of Permaculture – Free Download in Nine Languages

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A summary of permaculture concepts and principles taken from Permaculture Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability, by David Holmgren It contains an introduction to permaculture, thoughts about the future of the movement and the values and use of the permaculture principles. A great way to expand your knowledge in preparation for the full length book. This… Read more »

The Hidden Door: Mindful Sufficiency as an Alternative to Extinction

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I am honoured to announce the publication of Mark Burch’s new book, The Hidden Door: Mindful Sufficiency as an Alternative to Extinction, available here. Published proudly by the Simplicity Institute, this text brings together some of Mark’s finest essays on themes related to mindful sufficiency and voluntary simplicity, and includes a new introduction (posted below)…. Read more »

Eradicating Ecocide – Sounding the Horn

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Ecocide law, unlike any other law, has the capacity to disrupt what we perceive to be immoveable. How can we possibly decouple from fossil fuels, from economies based on making money out of heavy extractive industries, from businesses that are threatening to sue governments that refuse to allow them to destroy their lands? This is… Read more »

Mycelium Running: How Fungi Can Help Save the World

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by Paul Stamets. Review by Sher June. When research biologist Paul Stamets suggests fungi can help save the world, he is absolutely serious. In fact, he contends they can rescue it in several different ways. There are the medicines to be derived from fungi, probably more than we can yet imagine. Fungi for insect pest… Read more »

The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved

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By Sandor Ellix Katz. Review by Sher June. This book should be read by everyone who eats. Sandor Ellix Katz first takes on corporate agriculture, extensively detailing how it poisons and depletes our foods and the earth. He then introduces the alternative food revolution of individuals and communities retaking control of their food and working… Read more »

Sustainable [R]evolution Book Now Available!

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After eight years of work that enlisted a small army of contributors, Sustainable [R]evolution: Permaculture in Ecovillages, Urban Farms, and Communities Worldwide, is finally in print! Urban gardeners. Native seed-saving collectives. Ecovillage developments. What is the connection between these seemingly disparate groups? The ecological design system of permaculture is the common thread that weaves them… Read more »

Foreword to the Book, Simple Living in History: Pioneers of the Deep Future

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Below is the foreword to Simple Living in History: Pioneers of the Deep Future, edited by Samuel Alexander and Amanda McLeod. This book collects together 26 chapters discussing individuals, cultures, and movements that have embraced forms of ‘simple living’ throughout history. The ‘preface by the editors’ and table of contents are available here, and the… Read more »

Simple Living in History: Pioneers of the Deep Future (Book)

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This book highlights the continuous cultural lineage that underpins current activism for an ecologically viable and spiritually nourishing life now and in the future. For permaculture practitioners and activists focused on building ecologically smart, localised economies, this book highlights how rethinking our attitudes and behaviour toward consumption can be a fruitful pathway to social and… Read more »

Permaculture Tools Instructional DVD

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Permaculture Tools is putting together an instructional DVD on the use of hand tools. The project is simple: We, Permaculture Tools, are going to be working with Metta Media for the production of an instructional video on the use of hand tools. We will also be showing how to use, sharpen and repair your tools,… Read more »