Congestion Explained

Congestion Explained feat

Click for full view Courtesy: Throbgoblins On my way to work this morning I was obliged to abandon the bus in gridlocked traffic and walk the last mile or so. As I passed junction 17 of the M60 I saw a poor deluded soul parading through this belching impromptu car park wearing a sandwich board declaring his opposition to the Manchester congestion charge, and handing out leaflets to the thousands […]

Read More >
1 Comment

Letters from Vietnam – Ke Village

Letters from Vietnam Ke Village feat

The trip to meet the Ma Lieng people at Ke Village, Vietnam, was a bit like a chapter out of a Brothers Grimm fairy tale. For starters, to reach the village I had to get ferried across a chocolate river in something resembling a dugout canoe. And, when I got there, I was met with a tribe of villagers who were almost supernaturally tiny. The river’s chocolate hue was due […]

Read More >
7 Comments

Take a PDC in India with Warren Brush

Take a PDC in India with Warren Brush feat

Permaculture Design Course with Warren Brush of Quail Springs, in India at Satya-Jyoti farm, January 15-26th, 2009 We are pleased to announce that we will be offering a Permaculture Design Certification Course taught by Warren Brush at the Satya-Jyoti farm (about 70kms from Gurgaon), in the Alwar district of Rajasthan in Northern India this coming January. Satya-Jyoti is a unique skill-based education program that supports young women who have been […]

Read More >
1 Comment

Course Schedule for 2009 Finalised

Course Schedule for 2009 Finalised feat

Study at Zaytuna Farm, NSW We’ve just posted all the courses for 2009 – and we’ve added several new courses to the mix. Aside from the very popular Permaculture Design Certificate course (PDC), we’ve added the following new courses: Introduction to Permaculture Course (A two-day weekend course to get you started on the Permaculture path – an ultra concise version of the 72 hour PDC) Permaculture Food Gardening Course (Another […]

Read More >
0 Comment

Transforming Landscapes, While Transforming Ourselves – Our Story in Jordan

TRANSFORMING LANDSCAPES WHILE TRANSFORMING OURSELVES OUR STORY IN JORDAN feat

This is a story of how permaculture transformed the lives of two young Canadians… At the beginning of November 2006, my partner Jesse left our home in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on a three month journey to the homeland of permaculture – Australia. Inspired by the teaching styles of Geoff Lawton and Bill Mollison, Jesse returned home determined to make permaculture our full time occupation. During the next year we […]

Read More >
4 Comments

This is What Denial Does

This is What Denial Does feat

The economic crisis is petty by comparison to the nature crunch. But they have the same cause. by George Monbiot – journalist, author, academic and environmental and political activist Click for full view Courtesy: Throbgoblins This is nothing. Well, nothing by comparison to what’s coming. The financial crisis for which we must now pay so heavily prefigures the real collapse, when humanity bumps against its ecological limits. As we goggle […]

Read More >
1 Comment

Letters from Vietnam – The Road to Na Sai

LETTERS FROM VIETNAM THE ROAD TO NA SAI feat

We catch a rare glimpse of an ancient and beautiful culture – the Black Thai people – and applaud the work of a modern day NGO who is working to help improve the lives of these noble people whilst retaining their unique identity – just as a new road threatens their natural, low-carbon existence. Black Thai Villager in Rice Fields, Na Sai Village, Vietnam Photos: Craig Mackintosh A few days […]

Read More >
15 Comments

Rising Seas and Powerful Storms Threaten Global Security

Rising Seas and Powerful Storms Threaten Global Security feat

by Janet Larsen, Earth Policy Institute Standing before the United Nations General Assembly in October 1987, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, President of the Maldives, made an appeal representing “an endangered nation.” That year for the first time, “unusual high waves” in the Indian Ocean inundated a quarter of the urban area on the capital island of Male’, flooded farms, and washed away reclaimed land. Gayoom cited scientific evidence that human activities […]

Read More >
0 Comment

Permaculture (and why it is my new way…)

Permaculture (and why it is my new way…) feat

Editor’s Note: A recent PDC graduate tells us about her post-PDC thoughts below. If you’re watching current world events, and feeling the need to get back to a sound platform of existence (on all levels – practically, physically and spiritually), then we still have a few seats left on the November  2 two-week PDC course at PRI’s headquarters – Zaytuna Farm, NSW, Australia. This course will be taught by Geoff […]

Read More >
2 Comments

The Other Bail-Out

The Other Bail Out feat

Another set of corporations is pressing for public money. Governments should let them die. by George Monbiot – journalist, author, academic and environmental and political activist While all eyes were fixed on the banking bail-out, a bucketload of public money was quietly sloshed into the pockets of another undeserving cause. Last week, George Bush agreed to lend $25bn to US car manufacturers. It’s a soft loan, which will cost the […]

Read More >
0 Comment

Bill Mollison Interview from 1991

Bill Mollison - pri

Editor’s Note: Here’s a great Bill Mollison interview to throw into the mix. The interviewer is Alan AtKisson, who caught Bill in Seattle in ’91, and interviewed him in a downtown hotel to the ironic accompaniment of traffic noise. Alan: Permaculture is a slippery idea to me. But from what I read, it seems that not even those who actually do permaculture really know what it is. Bill: I’m certain […]

Read More >
3 Comments