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International Permaculture Design Course With Geoff Lawton In NZ

International Permaculture Design Course with Geoff Lawton, Rikirangi Gage, Kay Baxter, Bob Corker and Others. International Permaculture Design Course Whitianga Marae, Whitianga, Eastern Bay of Plenty, NZ 5th – 19th July, 2008 Tutors: Geoff Lawton, Rikirangi Gage, Kay Baxter, Bob Corker and Others. Fee: $1200 inc gst (includes Maori accommodation and food)

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Permaculture Partner Program in Vietnam

The Social Policy Ecology Research Institute, PRI’s partner organization located in the Ha Tinh province of Vietnam, is running a Farmers’ Field School (FFS) whose mission is to empower indigenous youth and farmers in the Mekong region through learning about nature and landscape and as well as build cross-cultural understanding while addressing global issues such as climate change, community care and loss of biodiversity. FFS is currently being developed into […]

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Permaculture design course with Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton, 7th-19th Jan 2008

Permaculture design course with Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton, 7th-19th Jan 2008

Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton Combine forces to teach the PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE COURSE Monday 7th – Saturday 19th January 2008 • Melbourne University “This course has already changed a lot of the world – Come help us finish the job!” ~ Bill Mollison April 27, 2005 BILL MOLLISON, the legendary Permaculture teacher, promoter and designer – who, over 26 years of non-stop travelling, designing, teaching and writing, personally planted […]

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Permaculture Cairns takes off

Permaculture Cairns is a recently formed permaculture group, located in the wet tropics region of Far North Queensland, Australia. Cairns has a Tropical climate, with generally hot and humid summers and milder drier winters. The cyclone season is normally confined to between December and April and the average annual rainfall is 1992mm. Nowhere else on earth do two World Heritage listed sites sit side by side –With the education of […]

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IDEP emergency response to flash floods in Aceh & North Sumatra

Dear Friends of IDEP, Two years after the Indian Ocean tsunami devastated the province, Aceh is struggling with a new disaster. Torrential rains over the past week have triggered flash floods and landslides which have forced around 300,000 to flee their homes on the island of Sumatra, with Aceh and North Sumatra provinces the worst hit. As of yesterday, reports showed that about 100,000 people were stranded by floods which […]

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More on the PRI: Vietnam

The Permaculture Research Institute (PRI) – Australia and The Centre for Human Ecology Studies of Highlands (CHESH), Vietnam agree to set up a Memoradum of Understanding as follows… Responsibilities of The Permaculture Research Institute Provide qualified teachers to organise education, demonstration and research sites based on permaculture design principles Select, promote and support local permaculture teachers Organise and arrange in conjunction with CHESH the exchange and internship of Australian and […]

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Greetings from New Orleans

I’m beginning this en route to work, in the traffic jam that now characterises New Orleans morning traffic flows between 7-9am, seems that half the daily population is currently living outside the city limits and commuting by pickup…. The city is a busy hive of worker bees, or a disrupted ant colony, with a lot of energy going into the process of reconstructing what was, at least in more prosperous […]

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Geoff Lawton keynotes at “Local Solutions to the Energy Dilemma”

Local Solutions to the Energy Dilemma International Experts to Present Local Responses at New York City Conference – April 27 – 29 2006, New York City, NY Over 30 leading experts in energy, agriculture, economics, engineering, geology, politics, transportation and sustainability will gather during the final week of April to address the local impact of what is viewed to be an impending crisis in world affairs. As the world’s demand […]

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