Intro to Permaculture Design DVD Now Available with Spanish Subtitles

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Geoff Lawton’s Introduction to Permaculture Design DVD has already gone into a second edition, but, thanks to a number of keen Spanish speaking translators out there, we’ve now also added a Spanish subtitle option to this DVD! The hardest part of editing subtitles into something like this is getting people to co-ordinate their transcriptions. Jane… Read more »

Permaculture Soils DVD Trailer

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It’s a wonderful thing to behold when permaculture passion and top-notch multimedia skills intersect in world-changing ways. Frank and Jane Gapinski of Ecofilms have spent countless hours working up highly educational and highly watchable productions for the PRI for a few years now. It all began with the initial Greening the Desert clip that took… Read more »

Carbon Trading Under Scrutiny

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People for or against carbon trading would do well to download and read these two excellent new publications There are a great many Joe Publics out there naively hand-wringing and even taking to the streets to protest over their government’s inability to implement carbon trading. But I’d propose they take a good look at the… Read more »

Regeneration – an Earth Saving Evolution

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Regeneration – an Earth Saving Evolution How biological farming builds healthier soils, healthier plants, healthier animals and certain hope in an uncertain world. In a kind of army style ‘about-face’, society is increasingly turning away from the reductionist, extractive agriculture that rushed onto the world after WWII. Today people are, thankfully, realising that you cannot… Read more »

The Calgary Permaculture Community Group Presents, An Evening of Permaculture with Geoff Lawton

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The newly formed Calgary Permaculture Community group is proud to be screening Geoff Lawton’s Introduction to Permaculture DVD followed by a Q&A session with Geoff Lawton of the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia. The event will be held on April 17th at 6:00pm at the John Dutton Theatre. After the screening of Introduction to Permaculture,… Read more »

The Calgary Permaculture Community Group Presents, An Evening of Permaculture with Geoff Lawton

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The newly formed Calgary Permaculture Community group is proud to be screening Geoff Lawton’s Introduction to Permaculture DVD followed by a Q&A session with Geoff Lawton of the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia. The event will be held on April 17th at 6:00pm at the John Dutton Theatre. After the screening of Introduction to Permaculture,… Read more »

Introducing the Permaculture Designers’ Manual, Chapter 1: Introduction to Permaculture

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by Jesse Lemieux This is the first in a series of fourteen introductory articles about permaculture — one for each chapter of Bill Mollison’s “Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual.” Through this series I will connect theory with practice, and share practical examples of permaculture in action. Permaculture design is a system of assembling conceptual, material and… Read more »

Resources for Herbs, Sprouts and Survival Foods

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When Derrick, Isabell, and children Angela, Vicky and RIcky, shifted to Nambour in the hinterland of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast over 30 years ago, our desire was have land to grow our own food and be as self-sufficient as possible. We bought an acre of land and soon realized that a bigger block of land would… Read more »

Bill Mollison’s 1981 Permaculture Lecture Notes: New Edition

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Bill Mollison teaching with Geoff Lawton at Trinity College, Melbourne, 2009 Photo © Craig Mackintosh In 1981, Bill Mollison gave a Permaculture Design course for which Dan Hemenway produced lecture notes. While these originally were made available as a set of pamphlets for a small copying fee, they have been available on the web for… Read more »

Farmers’ Handbook

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Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. – Chinese Proverb Worldwide, mainstream aid projects tend to deal with the symptoms of problems, rather than the problems themselves. In fact, often aid projects actually exacerbate the root issue, by… Read more »