Category: Presentations/Demonstrations

The Importance of a Defined Edge

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The First Permaculture Festival in Italy

The first permaculture festival in Italy took place from the 5th to the 7th of September, 2014, in the medieval town of Bolsena. The location was awesome. Why a festival? For the simple joy of sharing. And that is what we saw and lived. Discussing with Luca Puri, who had the idea for this great event, we actually came to agree that the festival was a permaculture design laid out […]

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Geoff Lawton Presents: Reading the Landscape into Food Forest (August 29, 2014, Carpinteria, CA, USA)

Casitas Valley Farm and Quail Springs Permaculture is honored and excited to offer this evening talk offered by Geoff Lawton, International Permaculture educator and designer and the founder of the Permaculture Research Institute, near to Santa Barbara and Ojai.

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Reminder: European Permaculture Convergence (EUPC) Soon to Start (Bulgaria, July 25-29, 2014)

The European Permaculture Convergence 2014 will take place in Bulgaria this summer! It’s an event designed for the cross-pollination of transition networks throughout our diverse and abundant continent. When?: July 25th to July 29th, 2014 Find out more here!

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Vandana Shiva Keynote Speech – Food Otherwise Conference (Netherlands, February 2014)

World famous author and activist Vandana Shiva gave an inspiring speech at the Food Otherwise conference in Wageningen, Netherlands, on 21 February 2014. "Monopolies, centralization and monocultures go hand and hand and they are the instruments of power. We have to create instruments of democracy, diversity, resilience."

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David Holmgren & Nicole Foss Speaking Tour: Strategies for a Changing Economy – Survive and Thrive

We are approaching many limits to growth over the next several decades, and are consequently facing many challenges in our immediate future. Finance, energy, environment, resources and climate will all impact on the single-minded, one-dimensional trajectory human society has been on in our era of growth imperative. Our current path is unsustainable. It cannot and will not continue, so we must adapt our societies in order to build a new […]

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Manhattan in Colombia: TED Says Food Matters Everywhere

Looking Down on La Juanita Finca Verde TED Talks, for some time, have been something I’ve loosely disregarded. They were interesting, informative, and free, but my friend Bryant Hand was just a little too eager to share them with me. Perhaps I thought I was too young (2 years less than him) and too hip (I have a beard past my figurative collar while he actually wears dress shirts), but […]

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Invitation to European Permaculture Convergence 2014

The European Permaculture Convergence 2014 will take place in Bulgaria this summer! It’s an event designed for the cross-pollination of transition networks throughout our diverse and abundant continent. When?: July 25th to July 29th, 2014 Where?: N 41° 57.513′ E:24° 09.305′ (google maps) Eco-Camping Batak is situated on the picturesque lake Lake Batak, Bulgaria, in the Rhodope Mountains — covered with centuries old pine forest and many beautiful lakes giving […]

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Free Tour of PRI Zaytuna Farm on International Permaculture Day (May 4, 2014)

To celebrate International Permaculture Day we will be opening the gates and offering visitors a free tour of Zaytuna Farm, the home of the Permaculture Research Institute ~ Sunday May 4th, 2014. Anyone and everyone is welcome. Nadia, Latifa and I would love to see you here.

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The 2014 Food Revolution Summit – Starts in a Few Days!

Free online summit — April 26th to May 4, 2014 Joining John and Ocean Robbins are celebrities like Woody Harrelson, Jane Goodall, Alicia Silverstone, Amy Goodman, and more! These cultural persuaders are joining with expert doctors and food activists because they’ve realized that if we don’t do something now, we’re in trouble.

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The 2014 Food Revolution Summit – Get the Truth About GMOs (Online, April 26 – May 4, 2014)

Get the truth about GMOs and dangerous chemicals — and how carbs, gluten, fat, and sugar affect your weight, energy, sleep and the planet. Watch online from anywhere in the world! When it comes to food, we’re in big trouble. The food supply is contaminated with hormones, antibiotics, GMOs, chemical cocktails, and neurotoxic pesticides. Even many so-called ‘natural’ foods are actually hazardous to your health. Click here to learn about […]

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Permaculture Voices 1 – the First of Many?

Event organiser Diego Footer’s introductory address (Photo: John Newall) Early morning on Sunday the 23rd of March I was brushing my teeth and wondering how I was going to structure my week. By mid morning, thanks to equal parts generosity of friends and unbelievable serendipity, I was rushing to book flights from Perth, Western Australia to Los Angeles — making my way to the Permaculture Voices conference in Temecula, California. […]

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