ARCAH’ s Therapeutic Permacultural Yard

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Imagine a place that people can go to get through their problems and prepare their selves to restart a new life. Imagine that these process includes learning a permacultural way of understanding the reality. That’s what ARCAH’s project is working to reach in a therapeutic community (CT) SP- Brazil. View of our permacultural yard in… Read more »

World Water Day

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A video specifically for World Water Day, 2012, from Michael To bring awareness to World Water Day, we are sharing two very interesting videos created and shared by Michael from Vsauce on youtube.

Playing with Cow Poo: Bio Digester Routines Part 1

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In Part One,Tom Kendall from PRI Sunshine Coast, shows you the daily process of feeding the bio digester to make biogas. Biogas is mixture of different gases produced by the breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen. In this he shows the routines in the morning with the cows and how to ensure… Read more »

A New Permaculture for Pemba Island – Will you help us build it?

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Pemban woman planting ‘mtondoo’ (Callophylum innophlum) for bank stabilization (Photo Zach Melanson, 2014) The problem . . . Tanzania’s Zanzibar islands were once a bastion of the global spice trade, an exchange that drove the world’s economy from the Middle Ages into modern times. The region, and mainly the island of Pemba, remain famous for… Read more »

When the Water Ends

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“When the Water Ends” tells the story of climate change conflicts in East Africa. For thousands of years, semi-nomadic pastoralists have followed fresh water sources and grazing land. They are accustomed to harsh environments and surviving with limited resources. But with the impacts of climate change, competition for water and pasture is escalating. Increased drought… Read more »

Have you ever heard of Massive Open Online Courses?

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Maybe you heard of them back in 2012, purportedly the ‘Year of the MOOC’. But the top platforms have come a long way since 2012, with new partners and great new classes that can interest almost anyone. Interested in Science, Computing, Satellites or Math? Surely you must take a peek at the course catalogue, because… Read more »

Food is Free

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“The idea literally went around the world and back again in less than a year and I knew we were onto something. The growth wasn’t something we could rush, just like an organic garden, it has taken patience, vision and persistence and we seem to have hit some kind of tipping point which is very… Read more »

Under the Dome: An Investigative Documentary about the Air Pollution in China

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With English Subtitles Chai Jing’s daughter had a benign tumor, that was discovered while Chai was pregnant. Following her daughter’s birth, Chai undertook a self funded year-long investigation into China’s environmental problems, specifically the air pollution. The result is this documentary called Under the Dome. It was released online on March 1, 2015 and by… Read more »

Part-Time Permaculture Design Certificate course, one Saturday a week over 10-Weeks at PRI Jordan

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Permaculture (permanent agriculture but also permanent culture) is a system of design aimed at creating “productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of landscape and people providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way“. It is a working… Read more »