Revisiting Masanobu Fukuoka’s Revolutionary Agriculture

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I believe that a revolution can begin from this one strand of straw. Seen at a glance, this rice straw may appear light and insignificant. Hardly anyone would believe that it could start a revolution. But I have come to realize the weight and power of this straw. For me, this revolution is very real…. Read more »

Ragweed: Curse or Blessing, the Choice is Yours

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This Saturday, June 21st, is the fourth annual International Ragweed Day. For those who are allergic to ragweed pollen, the various varieties of ragweed (Ambrosia ssp.) can be a real bane of life. When someone you care about is swollen up like an itchy tomato and popping antihistamines and decongestants just to get out of… Read more »

DIY Hygiene: Greener Grooming

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The DIY medicine cabinet in full simplicity It happened a bit more rapidly than I expected: One day my wife Emma read a list of horrors associated with fluoride and toothpaste, and by the evening, she’d sworn off store-bought toothpaste. In the weeks to come, I watched our other toiletries disappear. Realizing she was right,… Read more »

Permaculture Business, Part 2: On Opportunities

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by Rob Avis Read Part I here! Opportunity is about seeing things differently What is amazing about permaculture is the number of solutions that are contained within the design system. I often say that the Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) provides people with a solution matrix they can use to run their problems through. A lot… Read more »

Permaculture, Innovation & Black Sheep

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Over the past few years, I have had the honor of being able to teach at least eight permaculture courses a year at home and all over the world. These learning and sharing journeys have weaved my story with others from places in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and the USA. A few years… Read more »

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 »