A Nomadic Permaculture Journey Continues…

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Awareness course group, Tipwere orphanage, Malawi Five years ago, I never would have thought it possible to experience a journey and transformation in my life like this. My whole world-view and belief system changed. With it came a change in eating and sleeping habits, a reduction in consumption of all kinds of unnecessary products, a… Read more »

What is Permaculture? (Or, can I farm from my hammock?)

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Would you like to have healthy and delicious food, beautiful surroundings, meaningful work for yourself and your family, more connection to the natural world, happy children and animals? Would you like to nurture the earth and the environment, reduce non-renewable fuel use and global warming, and help break the power of multinational corporations who exploit… Read more »

Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective

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A documentary film introducing Permaculture — designing a world where people and planet can thrive. Why A Film About Permaculture? Humanity is more than ever threatened by its own actions; we hear a lot about the need to minimize footprints and to reduce our impact. But what if our footprints were beneficial? What if we… Read more »

Permaculture Around Latin America – Bolivia

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The following two videos showcase Permaculture meetings in Bolivia. This first video showcases a pond and garden being made with Super-Adobe, in Samaipata. The instructor, Daniel Ardita, highlights the importance of building with dirt found in the land itself, and gives us a bit of background knowledge on this relatively new building technique, which came… Read more »

Brilliance and Bunkum

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The terrible howlers in James Lovelock’s new book show that genius is no defence against being wrong. Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring, and a pioneering modern environmentalist, has been the focus of attacks by vested interests for decades. Is there anyone as stimulating, infuriating, fascinating and contradictory as James Lovelock? As I found during… Read more »

Permaculture and Climate Change: Interview with Patrick Whitefield

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Marcin Gerwin: With temperatures rising and changing weather patterns, agriculture will most certainly feel the effects of climate change. Do you think permaculture has the potential to help farmers to deal with the changing climate? Patrick Whitefield: One specific way in which permaculture can tackle climate change is through diversity, which we emphasize. In terms… Read more »

A New Approach Needed – It’s Time to Let the Federal Government Know Your Views on the Future of Food and Farming in Australia!

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Are you concerned about the future of food and farming in Australia? Now is the time to let the new Federal Government know what you think. Earlier this week, the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA) made our submission to the Australian government’s Agriculture Competiveness White Paper process. The Issues paper released by the Department of… Read more »

Permaculture and Managing Holistically

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I’ve been wanting to write and post this article for some time but have been hiding behind the excuse that I just don’t have the time. I suspect though, that it has been because what I want to talk about is probably a contentious issue for some and I’m generally a placid soul who doesn’t… Read more »

Fractured Country – An Unconventional Invasion (video)

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Fractured Country — An Unconventional Invasion (Duration: 40 minutes) This is madness. This is sickening (and not just figuratively). It makes me feel ashamed to be a member of the human race. Please watch, and share widely. We must stop this….

Permaculture – a Lesson in Patience

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by Leanne Ejack (Alberta, Canada), PDC student, Jan/Feb 2014 at PRI Maungaraeeda, Sunshine Coast, Qld., Australia I was bred, born and raised in the Western Canadian prairies, surrounded by massive cattle feedlots and kilometre-long stretches of monoculture grain crops. I always enjoyed the farming lifestyle, but I knew as a young teenager that the farming… Read more »