Community gardens are a very valuable demonstration of how a community can grow its own food, provide its own power, harvest its own water from roofs and build appropriate buildings and infrastructure. They are a wonderful element in the community and permaculture people all over the world should support community gardens in all their forms…. Read more »
Posts Categorized: Community Projects
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… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Dear Friends "The disaster we are facing is second only to the tsunami," says Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne, General Secretary of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement of Sri Lanka. A torrential monsoon rain has flooded Eastern Sri Lanka.
Vandana Shiva, an internationally recognized Indian activist and philosopher, explains that planning for the human being rather than the automobile can liberate space and create community within a city. In her opinion, a sustainable city should operate as a self-reliant and self-sufficient cluster of villages.
Do you remember Geoff’s recent Saudi Arabia consultation? Well, left behind in the Kingdom as project manager to implement the work is Neal Spackman. Neal has kindly followed up on my request for reports, providing the video and images below. After the video I’ll give you a little more swivel-chair commentary based on info I’ve… Read more »
The view at sunset, westwards from Marda, Palestine Photograph © copyright Craig Mackintosh Preparations are being made for the upcoming April 2011 PDC taking place at Marda Permaculture Farm, located in the village of Marda, Palestine, the occupied West Bank. There have been a number of great pieces written about this project on the PRI… Read more »
These are the people of Molokai, a 300 square mile island in the center of the main chain of the Hawaiian Islands. It is rural, beautiful, slow-paced and the only place you’ll find almost as many people wearing camouflage as the armed forces. If you can show respect for the aina (land) and local-style culture,… Read more »
PRI Australia’s Vietnamese partner organisation, the Social Policy Ecology Research Institute (SPERI) is looking for English as Second Language (ESL) teachers with an interest in Permaculture to work at two of its farmer field schools (FFS), the Human Ecology Practice Area (HEPA), and FFS Simacai. Positions will commence at the beginning of March, following the… Read more »
In chapter 14 of the Permaculture Designers’ Manual, Bill Mollison gives an interesting example of a restaurant (Zoo Zoo’s) that needed money for renovation but came up with a creative alternative to borrowing it at interest from a bank: they sold dated vouchers at a discount — e.g. an "a meal worth $10, redeemable in… Read more »