Category: Community

A Fresh Perspective on the Drought in California and the Future of the Water Crisis

California’s epic drought began in July 2011 and continues to make life increasingly difficult for its residents as the flow of the water diminishes to a trickle. California has a climate that is classified as Mediterranean partially because the majority of the precipitation accumulates from October to March, when greater than 80% of the state’s rainfall occurs. After an insignificant amount of rainfall in the wet season we are now […]

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Green in Guatemala, or Planting the Perennial Seeds of Permaculture

Earth Lodge, Aldea El Hato, Guatemala My wife Emma and I have recently been offered roles in two separately exciting projects that are striving to bring permaculture to two very different audiences. One is working with an indigenous community near (as in a two-and-a-half hour bus ride, crossing rivers that have no bridges, into the thick of the jungle) Rio Dulce, Guatemala, one of the most bio-diverse stretches of land […]

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Permaculture – A Real Education for Children

After writing The Permaculture Student (www.thepermaculturestudent.com), I soon realized that just having a permaculture class in traditional schools wasn’t enough, we needed schools that were entirely dedicated to teaching permaculture to children the full academic year and not in summer. In my research and education, I also have come to realize that we cannot force anyone to learn anything, that all is choice-based if we are seeking true intent, and […]

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IPCUK International Permaculture Conference and Convergence 2015

The UK Permaculture Association will be hosting the 12th International Permaculture Conference and Convergence (IPCUK) in the heart of London this September. The theme this year is Designing the world we want and I’m going to be there as a keynote speaker. It is my pleasure to be one of the sponsors for this event and if you watch the video above you will find a unique discount code where […]

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Final Day ! – Help us Set Up PRI Luganville, Vanuatu

We are nearing the deadline of our Vanuatu fundraiser (less than one day!) and to give things a boost we decided to auction 3 PDC courses on Ebay! The courses will be taught by Tom Kendall of PRI Sunshine Coast, in Luganville, Vanuatu in 2016 and bidding starts at $750, or Buy It Now is $1500! We are very close to the target and need your help! That is well […]

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Closed Cycle Permaculture Systems

PRI Practical Diploma student Roman Eisenkoelbl talks about his diploma experience and some of the closed cycle systems at PRI Sunshine Coast. Video filmed and edited by Pier Galetti, volunteer at the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast. http://www.permaculturesunshinecoast.org

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PDC (Permaculture Design Certificate) Antica Masseria dell’Alta Murgia Altamura

Join us on June 28th 2015, for the opportunity to learn about permaculture principles and techniques from permaculture specialist Rhamis Kent, whilst experiencing the culture, food and traditions of beautiful Altamura just few Km away from Matera which has been recently designated European Capital of Culture in 2019! The Permaculture Design Certificate course is an internationally recognized, seventy-two hour course resulting in a Permaculture Design Certificate. It provides an introduction […]

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“Perma-Tech” Renewable Energy Course

This “Perma-Tech” Renewable Energy Course is no ordinary offering by any means! On completion, you will gain a multi-faceted view of how to design and construct an advanced next generation solar power system and be able to relate to others on how to do the same; In other words, it is a ” Solar Trainers Training Course”! Make no mistake; this is a renewable energy “boot camp” and is not […]

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ARCAH’ s Therapeutic Permacultural Yard Part 3

This is Part Three about ARCAH Therapeutic Permaculture Yard. Part One can be found here. Part two can be found here. Edited by James Turner Throughout 2014, our permaculture experience at the social-farm therapeutic community allowed all kinds of new patterns in our daily lives. We started to identify natures’ knowledge around us as we got deeper and deeper into the permaculture lectures. For instance, the community’s pathways got a […]

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REC community PDC training (April 2015)

A. Introduction A sustainability evaluation of urban agriculture (UA) projects in specific wards in Nelson Mandela Bay in 2012 (Phase I) and 2014 (phase II) has shown that 97% of the school garden were not sustainable. Most projects did not aim to empower gardeners to the point of rendering the garden autonomous. A recommendation was therefore made to test a permaculture – based model of urban agriculture and promote the […]

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Kiswahili Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course

(*scholarships are available through application for East African based participants, as well as group discounts) Arusha, Tanzania, June 22nd to July 3rd, 2015 This PDC will be presented in Swahili Foodwater shelter and the Kenyan Permaculture Research Institute (PRI Kenya) are pleased to offer Kiswahili speakers the opportunity to attend this Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course. foodwatershelter incorporated (fws) is a not-for-profit, non-denominational, non-governmental organisation that builds and runs eco-friendly […]

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Supporting SOILS on International Permaculture Day with Geoff Lawton

Geoff Lawton talks “What you can do with Soil in a Desert“, supporting the Soil theme on this upcoming International Permaculture Day from The Greening the Desert Sequel Site in the Jordan Valley (PRI Jordan). Join us worldwide on Sunday 3rd May for International Permaculture Day: In Support of Soil!

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