by Øyvind Holmstad
by Øyvind Holmstad
by Navdanya International The Manifesto on the Future of Seeds outlines ways and means to strengthen and accelerate the movement toward sustainable agriculture, food sovereignty, biodiversity and agricultural diversity and help defend the rights of farmers to save, share, use and improve seeds, as well as to enhance our collective capacity to adapt to the hazards and uncertainties of environmental and economic change. English (EN) | Italiano (IT) | Deutsch […]
From earthworms to "earworms" (songs that just won’t get out of your head), Charlie Jones is taking pattern learning a step further towards a dynamic, brave new approach to communicating and teaching concepts of permaculture with the creation of ‘Permaculture: A Rhymer’s Manual’.
An inspiring documentary film featuring permaculture in rural Tanzania will be available to watch for free ‘on demand’ in Hilton and Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts all over the world. “From the Mara Soil,” directed by Steve Schrenzel and produced by Global Resource Alliance, Inc., was one of five films selected by a partnership between the Sundance Institute and Hilton Worldwide to receive the 2012 Hilton Worldwide LightStay Sustainability Award. […]
One of several Zaytuna Farm dams Photo © Craig Mackintosh People who will be in northern NSW, Australia, on International Permaculture Day (May 6), might want to avail themselves of one, or both, of the following two opportunities — and make a truly International Permaculture Day of it!
To see things in the seed, that is genius. — Lao Tzu I guess Lao Tzu did not factor that there would be two types of geniuses born. Those, like a handful of greedy corporations, who use seeds to control, govern and enslave, and those — like traditional farmers and permaculturists — who nurture the future of humanity through them.
Gillian Leahy (a documentary maker) and Terry Leahy (permaculture researcher) are making a film about the Chikukwa project in Zimbabwe. This is a feel good story out of Africa. For the last 20 years an amazing permaculture project has been working in Zimbabwe. Where once the people of the Chikukwa villages suffered hunger, malnutrition and high rates of disease, this community has turned its fortunes around using permaculture farming techniques. […]
As an offering to the planetary permaculture movement we have created a workbook of permaculture worksheets. This educational tool kit will help support your learning and teaching practice. In the spirit of a genuine love for permaculture education and in gratitude to the world community, this new learning tool is intended to help heal and empower our relationship with ourselves, the Earth and each other. The Gaiacraft Permaculture Workbook shares […]
Some years ago Graham Burnett produced Permaculture: A Beginner’s Guide. It’s a nice 76-page introductory look a permaculture — a very readable booklet to get you looking at the world, and your garden, through the permaculture lens. It’s in no way a substantial, technical how-to type manual, but rather a good inspirational dose of permaculture principles with a broad smattering of practical examples of how to apply them. In short, […]
The new year will soon be upon us, but there is still time to get your hands on the 2012 Permaculture Diary and Calendar so you can plan and keep track of all your events and activities.