Category: Aid Projects

Joe Jenkins Helps Handle Humanure in Haiti

Joe Jenkins isn’t afraid of nutrients, in whatever form they may come. He’s a champion of turning waste from being a problem to being a solution instead; a resource, in point of fact. Many of you will be familiar with his Humanure Handbook. If not, you should! Perhaps few places in the world are in need of nutrient cycling solutions as urgently as Haiti. Below is a three-part video series […]

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

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 corporate greed — is proof enough that our ineffective systems have to change and come […]

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The Sacred Suenos Andean Regeneration Project, Ecuador

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. Using permaculture principles and methods as the overarching guiding force, they are regenerating the land. […]

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Haiti Earthship Community Design Proposal

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 the ways they can really help Haitians — being that it has been over a […]

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ACTED Looking for Permaculture Manager for Pakistan Relief

© 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 in Afghanistan. Based in Paris, France, ACTED now operates in 28 countries worldwide, with over […]

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Help Us Give You What You Want

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 them tools (knowledge) to equip them to live free, secure, healthy and happy. The Worldwide […]

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

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 them down the toilet". Within hours of my arrival it became rapidly apparent that would […]

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Letters from Chile – Transition El Manzano, Chile

Remember my trip to Chile in April last year to report on the work of Ecoescuela El Manzano? It was two months after the big shake and tsunami — see the article series below if you didn’t catch it already. While there I also took some video, and Matt Whittley was kind enough to help out on the video editing front for me, so we’re finally able to share a […]

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

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, without offering meaningful replacements. Over the last few years the level of interest in permaculture […]

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

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 individuals, and the work of any projects they are administrating Be searchable according to many […]

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Visiting Konso Schools Project Sites, Ethiopia

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 2011 PDC. Check out details on the course and book. We were recently visited at […]

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Take a PDC on Koh Phangan Island in Southern Thailand!

On my first trip to Jordan, during a PDC course there in October 2009, I was privileged to meet Mustafa Fatih Bakir. Mustafa is one of those people who you immediately feel deserving of your confidence. He’s intelligent, capable, practical, and injects a lot of positive energy into his work. Mustafa was the driving force behind establishing PRI Turkey, and subsequently getting Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton to co-teach the […]

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