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 »

In Transition – the Movie

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In Transition 1.0: from oil dependence to local resilience, available now! The title says it all. Sit back and enjoy the latest work from the Transition Towns movement. You can watch in parts via YouTube below, or if you prefer, catch the whole thing in one hit on Vimeo. ‘In Transition’ is the first detailed… Read more »

Discounts on Our Most Popular DVDs

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We’re currently running a special on the following selected DVDs: Introduction to Permaculture Design DVD Food Forest DVD Water Harvesting DVD Regardless of the mix of the above three DVDs, orders of 10-19 DVDs attract a 10% discount. Orders of 20 or more attract a 20% discount. Discounts are applied automatically within the ordering system…. Read more »

The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice and Sustainability

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The Vegetarian Myth We’ve been told that a vegetarian diet can feed the hungry, honor the animals, and save the planet. Lierre Keith believed in that plant-based diet and spent twenty years as a vegan. But in The Vegetarian Myth, she argues that we’ve been led astray–not by our longings for a just and sustainable… Read more »

Introduction to Permaculture Design – the DVD Trailer

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We know a considerable amount of people have been in anticipation of this DVD – a highly watchable intro to Permaculture design principles and practise. It is the culmination of a great many hours of careful labour for award-winning video editor, animator and avid Permaculturist, Frank Gapinski. With it, we target two kinds of people:… Read more »

The ‘Sustainable (R)evolution’ Book Project

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Have you ever wished, when explaining to someone about permaculture, you had a visual, easily accessible book that demonstrated what it is all about, and what the world could look like if permaculture design systems became mainstream thinking? We’ll – we’re making that book. The Permaculture Research Institute is getting behind a project that would… Read more »