The Permaculture Solution – an Interview with Warren Brush

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Interview by Leslee Goodman of the Moon Magazine Warren Brush [see author profile] describes himself as a certified permaculture designer and teacher, a mentor and storyteller. He is co-founder of Quail Springs Learning Oasis & Permaculture Farm, a former cattle ranch located in California’s Cuyama Valley — one of the remotest places within a three-hour… Read more »

Debt and Money: Facing the Music

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What is music? An agreement. What is debt? An agreement. They are the same thing. No, they aren’t the same. Let me explain. Music is an activity that people do together based on an agreement about the value of units of time, frequency of beats, frequency of tones, loudness and dynamics and the intervals between… Read more »

What Permaculture Isn’t – and Is

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by Toby Hemenway The Permaculture Flower, modified from David Holmgren. The petals represent the basic human needs, and we work to meet them sustainably on the personal, local, and regional levels. Permaculture is notoriously hard to define. A recent survey shows that people simultaneously believe it is a design approach, a philosophy, a movement, and… Read more »

Surfing the Waves of Change

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I loved Geoff’s surfing video. As a response, this might interest you — it’s an animation exploring the idea of community resilience using the metaphor of a surfer.

My First WWOOF – Farming in Central America

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In Belize I took part in my first WWOOFing experience at Spanish Creek Farm. This film explains what WWOOFing is and how to take part in it. It also shows what work and activities took place at the farm. This includes; nursing a lamb, horse riding, looking after chickens, bamboo trimming, mulching, upkeep of plants… Read more »

Interview with Owen Hablutzel, PRI, by Willi Paul

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Photo © Craig Mackintosh Is there a global permaculture revolution rising now? The short answer is: Absolutely! The wide variety of serious and increasingly complex issues confronting people and ecosystems worldwide are leading folks to seek solutions they can apply right now. Today. An increasing number of the public are recognizing the urgency of addressing… Read more »

Grassroots Permaculture: Implementation on a Budget

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Have you studied permaculture, are feeling inspired, and ready to begin implementing, but have a limited budget? How can you have the greatest effect, while making your money stretch? After all that you’ve learned you’re likely filled with ideas, but if you aren’t careful, you could very well end up spending all your money and… Read more »