Observations and Interactions at the Jordan Valley Permaculture Project (aka ‘Greening the Desert – the Sequel’)

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Is it any wonder with daily reminders of the widening disparity between exponential population growth and water and food scarcity, so many of us begin to question the possibility of long term sustainable human habitation on the planet? Being a constant witness to damage caused by modern agricultural practices — motivated and driven largely by… Read more »

The Sacred Suenos Andean Regeneration Project, Ecuador

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Some days, says Yves, it’s like this, “dammit, the donkey just stepped on my foot and the goats ate my broccoli, but damn, look at that sunset!” Not too long ago, I had the opportunity to volunteer on Yves’ and Jen’s Sacred Suenos project. It is located on a mountainside near Vilcabamba in southern Ecuador…. Read more »

Haiti Earthship Community Design Proposal

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Michael Reynolds has been doing some great things with his Earthship Movement. One example is that after the earthquake hit Haiti, he and his colleagues went to help the people by building environmentally sound, affordable, disaster-proof dwellings. With the experience of working in Haiti they have come up with a brilliant design for one of… Read more »

ACTED Looking for Permaculture Manager for Pakistan Relief

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© ACTED 2010 Contract: Fixed Term Duration: 10 months Starting Date: ASAP Location: Sindh, Pakistan Background on ACTED ACTED is an independent international, private, non-partisan and non-profit organization that operates according to principles of strict neutrality, political and religious impartiality, and non discrimination. ACTED was created in 1993 to support populations affected by the conflict… Read more »

Help Us Give You What You Want

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Do you really understand what the Worldwide Permaculture Network is all about? The WPN represents many months of work. Now is your chance to pitch in a little, and directly benefit with improved functionality and more capabilities. In a world seemingly gone mad, permaculture is reinvigorating countless individuals worldwide – giving them hope by giving… Read more »

Update on the Jordan Valley Permaculture Project (aka ‘Greening the Desert, the Sequel’): “Leave All Expectations Behind”

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I felt fully prepared leaving for Jordan three weeks ago. Equipped with a 55ltr backpack laden with books, a compost thermometer, a dumpy level as hand luggage and a few well chosen words of advice from former patrons of the land: "Leave all expectations behind". In fact, as i remember correctly, it was to "flush… Read more »

Sacred is Our Inherent Right to Live Free and Gloriously – Interview with Craig Mackintosh

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Interview with Craig Mackintosh by Willi Paul about the new Worldwide Permaculture Network Willi Paul: Is there a global permaculture revolution rising now? Craig Mackintosh: Well, there had better be. The other kinds of revolution aren’t pretty. Revolution, I believe, is going to become an increasingly popular word. But often revolutions merely pull things down,… Read more »

The Live Launch of the Worldwide Permaculture Network (WPN) is Now Underway!!

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Dear People After months and months of work, we’re now launching a new system — the Worldwide Permaculture Network (WPN) — which will enable permaculturists everywhere to: Put themselves on a clickable map, where people (permaculturists and non-permaculturists) can see at a glance the scope of the spread of permaculture worldwide Showcase their work as… Read more »

Visiting Konso Schools Project Sites, Ethiopia

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Editor’s Note: Alex gives us another update on the excellent work he and his team are doing in Ethiopia. You can see his previous reports via his author’s profile. If you want a first hand look at their work, and an exciting trip-of-a-lifetime as well, now’s a good time to book for their upcoming March… Read more »