Pietro Zucchetti

A Permanent Culture

“Navigare Necesse Est, Vivere Non Necesse” “We have to sail, we do not have to live, Sailing is More Important than living” Ancient Latin Motto Pietro, first of all, I salute your ongoing work in preservation of an agriculture and culture of the territory which is not only sustainable, but also advanced and which keeps on improving fuelled by your inexhaustible spirit devoted to the research. It seems to me that even […]

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The Environmental Impact of Soil Erosion on a Permaculture Vineyard in Piedmont, Italy.

What are the long-term impacts of soil erosion on the Langhe’s of Piedmont vineyards? The Langhe of Piedmont in north-west Italy is an area famous for its wines and truffles, particularly for the wine of Barolo and the white truffle of Alba. Which is considered the capital of Langhe. While Barolo’s wine it has been said to be the “Wine of kings, the king of wine”. The Langhe area is […]

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Pietro Zucchetti Interviews Chris Evans

Chris Evans, who co-created the invaluable Farmers’ Handbook, has lived and worked in Nepal since 1985, co-founding the Jajarkot Permaculture Project, which successfully spread new ideas in line with existing cultural traditions. Chris started his career as a VSO volunteer in a community forestry programme in Nepal after graduating in Forestry in the UK. Based in the remote western district of Jajarkot, he quickly realised the shortfalls of international development […]

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Pietro Zucchetti Interviews Rob Hopkins

This is an interview with Rob Hopkins, the founder of the Transition Town movement founded in Totnes, United Kingdom. The interview is about what Transition Towns mean, and how he came up with this idea as a permaculture teacher. The interview also covers how is this concept important now, during the present global crisis, and how the Transition Town movement can get involved in educating people to cope with a […]

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Scagnello Permaculture Design Course, Piedmont, Italy

What: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course Where: The Rainbow Tree, Scagnello, Piedmont, Italy Who: You, with Aranya, Pietro Zucchetti and Ezio Gori as teachers (This course will be taught in English, with some translation assistance into Italian) When: 19th – 28th May 2012 (72 hours over ten days) This practical course will bring the possibility of significant and positive life changes. Although permaculture is most commonly thought about in connection […]

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My Balcony

by Pietro Zucchetti Before…. After!!! This is a design for a balcony in my flat. I was inspired by Bill Mollison in the Global gardener video series in the urban permaculture section. Although someone could argue that can be part of my zone zero design, actually it is physically outside my flat. It is an open air extension of zone zero and mostly it required a different approach in designing, […]

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