Category: Events, Resources & News

Join Us For The International Permaculture Convergence, India 2017

We, at Aranya Agricultural Alternatives, are truly excited to welcome the international permaculture community in India this year and host the 13th International Permaculture Convergence, in Hyderabad, the capital of the southern state of Telangana. Why having this biannual event in India? India boasts a diversity of climates and resulting landscapes, from deserts to alpine tundra to rain-forests to islands. Each of these regions come with their own unique challenges […]

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New Course!! Best Practices for Regenerative Entrepreneurs & Educators with Matt Powers

New Course!! Best Practices for Regenerative Entrepreneurs & Educators with Matt Powers

Do you have a message? A business or product? Are you spreading permaculture and not seeing it spread fast enough? The Regenerative Economy is the key to a future where permaculture is common sense, where Bill Mollison, Rowe Morrow, David Holmgren, Maddy Harland, Geoff Lawton, Masanobu Fukuoka, Ruth Stout, PA Yeomans, and many others are seen as founding fathers and mothers of a new era of growth, harmony, and rewilding […]

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Celebrate International Permaculture Day

International Permaculture Day, held on the first Sunday in May, is an opportunity to celebrate and showcase the practice of permaculture all around the world. This year, the 8th annual celebration will be a little different – this will be the first year this day is recognized without one of permaculture’s founders, Bill Mollison, who passed away in September 2016. In honor of Mollison’s lifelong contributions to the permaculture movement, […]

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Wax Worms May Provide a Solution to Plastic Pollution

Researchers are currently investigating the potential of using worms to help combat the excessive plastic pollution around the world, thanks to a chance discovery by scientist and amateur beekeeper Federica Bertocchini. After picking parasitic wax worms off the honeycombs of her beehives, Bertocchini placed them in a plastic bag – and when she returned, she found that the worms had munched holes through the plastic and escaped. Inspired, Bertocchini began […]

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Permaculture Co-founder Honored at Milestone Event

David Holmgren, co-originator of the concept of permaculture design, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from CQUniversity. The award was presented during the school’s launch of a new Graduate Diploma in Permaculture Design, on 19 April at The Joinery in Adelaide. Early last year, late permaculture co-founder Bill Mollison was recognized in a similar manner – with the receipt of an Honorary Doctorate from CQUniversity by South Australian Premier Jay […]

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Introduction to ‘Entropia’ by Samuel Alexander

In 2013 I published my first book of fiction, Entropia: Life Beyond Industrial Civilisation. This book has just been published in French, with a foreword by Serge Latouche, so to mark this occasion I’m publishing the introduction to Entropia below (in English). If you know any French speakers, please share this link with them. To purchase your ebook copy of ‘Entropia: Life Beyond Industrial Civilisation” click here. The story I am to tell […]

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The Permaculture Student 2: A Guidebook For The Future

The Permaculture Student 2: A Guidebook For The Future

Author and teacher Matt Powers is publishing his second permaculture volume, The Permaculture Student 2, following an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign. A companion to the first high school permaculture textbook ever written, Powers’ newest book received backing from more than 330 backers who pledged over $20,000 to help support the project. The book is designed for students, teachers, families, and learners – a year-long curriculum filled with projects, activities, and […]

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CelebrATE!

CelebrATE!

Tom and I are excited to open our gates to people for CelebrATE! on Labour Day weekend, and to showcase our permaculture property which is currently providing us with around 90% of our food, 100% of our cooking energy needs and most of our animal feed. The not for profit Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast Inc. (www.permaculturesunshinecoast.org) is organising CelebrATE!, a two day celebration of Permaculture, Music and Food on […]

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Australia’s Energy Crisis Could Force Changes To Urban Planning

The increasing threat of blackouts in Australia is becoming more than just an inconvenience – these power outages have the potential to impact property prices for apartments, which are hit especially hard when the electricity goes out. Many high-rise buildings aren’t equipped with back-up generators, so power outages can leave residents without air condition and without access to lifts – or even stuck inside them. This could be especially concerning […]

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Audit Reveals Rising Popularity Of Solar Batteries

With renewable energy options gaining in popularity throughout Australia, more and more homeowners are looking at solar batteries as a way to store power and avoid being affected by blackouts. A recent audit conducted by solar industry consulting company SunWiz revealed that nearly 7,000 batteries were installed in Australian homes in 2016, after only 500 installations in 2015. According to Warwick Johnson, managing director with SunWiz, uptake is expected to […]

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Ding Dong Monsanto’s Gone

We may finally have a solution to the plant killer Monsanto: MycoPesticide, a super spectacular amazing natural pesticide created, or better said, realized by Paul Stamets. This special man that is king of mushrooms has found a possible way to bring down Monsanto that carelessly tests chemicals on you, me, your children, and the planet! Paul Stamets should be a household name because he just may have saved all of […]

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Pollution Has Been Discovered Even In The World’s Deepest Ocean Trenches

High levels of persistent organic pollutants, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), were found in crustaceans living in some of the planet’s most remote areas – the Mariana Trench above Australia and the Kermadec Trench off the northeastern tip of New Zealand. The discovery, published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, “brings home the long-term, devastating impact” that humans are having on the environment. “It’s not a great legacy we’re leaving […]

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