Geoff Lawton

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Geoff Lawton is a world renowned Permaculture consultant, designer and teacher. He first took his Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course in 1983 with Bill Mollison the founder of Permaculture. Geoff has undertaken thousands of jobs teaching, consulting, designing, administering and implementing, in 6 continents and close to 50 countries around the world. Clients have included private individuals, groups, communities, governments, aid organizations, non-government organisations and multinational companies under the not-for-profit organisation.

In 1996 Geoff was accredited with the Permaculture Community Services Award by the Permaculture movement for services in Australia and around the world.

Geoff’s official website is GeoffLawtonOnline.com. Geoff’s Facebook profile can be found here.

Chicken Systems of Zaytuna Farm, home of the Permaculture Research Institute Australia

Photo: Ingrid Pullen Chickens are sometimes described as a gateway domestic animal. Meaning the first domestic animal that people, new to keeping domestic animals, start with. Once successful and satisfied with the results they then feel more confident to move onto other domestic animal systems. Chickens have been intensively and extensively integrated into most human cultures from their wild origin ancestors in the tropical forests of the South East, where […]

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From Prairie to Monoculture

From Prairie to Monoculture is a three-minute video tour of the industrial food industry. Let your friends know that monoculture is not farming. It is a plant factory on the ground where there is no life. You can connect with Geoff on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or via his Official Website.

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Australia Leads the World with Wheelie Bin Compost Toilets

Photo: Ingrid Pullen Splendour in the Grass is a music, arts and culture festival held near Byron Bay in Northern New South Wales, Australia. It is a 3-day event attended by more than 30,000 people (on an area of 256 ha., or 660 acres — partly adjacent to a large nature reserve) and it is considered the country’s largest winter music festival. The festival has won many awards for its […]

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Amptee’s Olives Processing at the “Greening the Desert” Sequel Site (Jordan)

My mother-in-law, Amptee, is a very traditional Jordanian woman, having lived on and from the desert land all her life, and is a wealth of knowledge that has been passed on from generation to generation. The olive is a very traditional part of the Jordan diet and culture, as it has for 1000s of years. In fact, not far from our site there are olive trees that are more than […]

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Reforesting With Goats

Photos: Ingrid Pullen At Zaytuna Farm we have been using our Boer meat goats to fast-track the weed-tree-infested forested valleys’ succession and reforestation with a diversity of high quality tree species. This is being done around the pasture edges of the valleys and the gullies between our pastures, which are dominated by weed tree inundations of small and large leaf privet, camphor laurel and lantana.

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Organic Tick Repellant

Photos: Ingrid Pullen Late winter and early summer in the warm zones of Australia are deadly times of year for smaller farm animals, especially newborns, because of the deadly paralysis tick. Young cows up to 4 months, sheep, goats, geese, cats and dogs can all die from the powerful neurotoxin of the paralysis tick. People can also suffer and be seriously effected if the ticks are not removed within a […]

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PRI Zaytuna Farm Morning Harvest – You Are What You Pick! (NSW, Australia)

Here’s a typical morning pick of diverse vegetables from the main crop at Zaytuna Farm — today it’s potato, amaranth, spinach, turnip, carrot, long red radish, snow peas, silver beet, sweet root, cassava, arrow root, rocket, Egyptian mustard, turmeric, lettuce, Ethiopian cabbage, daikon radish, beetroot, bok choy, yellow cherry tomato, sweet potato, zucchini and taro. This is nutrient dense super-food — with zero food miles and zero food guilt. You […]

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Free Tour of PRI Zaytuna Farm on International Permaculture Day (May 4, 2014)

To celebrate International Permaculture Day we will be opening the gates and offering visitors a free tour of Zaytuna Farm, the home of the Permaculture Research Institute ~ Sunday May 4th, 2014. Anyone and everyone is welcome. Nadia, Latifa and I would love to see you here.

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