Going to Pot!

You don’t have to have land, or even a backyard, to grow delicious food. Instead you can use containers – on balconies, rooftops, concrete, and the many underutilised nooks and crannies around the home or workplace. For city dwellers it can be a chance to obtain fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs, and keep in touch with nature. Here Alanna Moore explains how to establish a container garden. A World View […]

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The Permaculture Master Plan – Permaculture Centres Worldwide

Imagine a world of peace, health and low-carbon prosperity. Well, we’re going beyond imagination, and are working on full implementation. It’s our aim. Watch (and share) the clip below to get an idea of what we mean. The answers to the world’s woes – waning energy supplies, depleted and contaminated soils and water, reduced biodiversity, the dismantling of communities, etc. – are all there. We know how to get the […]

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Transforming Your Urban Backyard

Many people living in the suburbs and cities would like to ‘have a go’ at living a more sustainable and satisfying life and yet are daunted by what they view as lack of space and appropriate surroundings. It is easy to say “I just don’t have the space here!” or “Oh, my soil is terrible – I couldn’t grow a thing!” One of the enjoyable aspects of permaculture design is […]

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Claiming the Common Ground

Swedish architect and researcher Lena Jarlov looks at the history and value of creating gardens in the grounds of apartment buildings. She says that these forgotten areas can be transformed into places of rich human exchange. Also, by cultivating food gardens, the tenants reconnect with the earth and can harvest chemical-free vegetables, fruit and berries. Our towns and cities are full of unrealised gardens and it is important and urgent […]

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Build a Banana Circle

A banana-paw paw circle is an excellent way to grow fine fruit and root vegetable crops whilst using up excess water and organic wastes. by Jan Buckley Why it works so well The design is basically a circular swale, and it works well because there’s only one place to mulch, feed and water, which serves many plants. It’s a good spot to put all your kitchen scraps, to use as […]

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Permaculture Design Course In Liberia – a Resounding Success

by Warren Brush, Co-Founder of Quail Springs Learning Oasis The first graduates of a Permaculture Design Course in Liberia’s history. This momentous moment was attended by a representative of the President of Liberia to mark the occasion Back in March we celebrated the first graduating class of a Permaculture Design Course in Liberia’s history. Liberia had been in the throws of a brutal civil war since the late 80’s when […]

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Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course in Tropical Far North Queensland with Geoff Lawton and Darren Doherty

Teaching a PDC together for the first time ever in Australia PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE COURSE Monday 17th – Sunday 30th November 2008 Walkamin • Near Cairns • Far North Queensland Don’t miss this unique opportunity to take part in a two week Permaculture Design Certificate Course, taught by two of the best, internationally renowned teachers in the world, teaching a PDC together for the first time ever in Australia. The […]

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Bill Mollison And Geoff Lawton At It Again!

It’s on again! Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton will once again teach the full Permaculture Design Certificate Course at Trinity College, Melbourne University . This is a 12 day, 72 hours Permaculture Design Certificate Course. It commenced on Monday the 22nd of September 2008 and runs through to Saturday the 4th October 2008. Click to enlarge

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Permaculture Design For Islands with Bill Mollison

This is a rare event and one that shouldn’t be missed. Having been born and reared on the island of Tasmania, Islands hold a special place in Bill’s heart and fascination. In this course Bill will focus on Permaculture Design for tropical and sub-tropical islands. This will be a wonderful experience to study and spend time with the founding father of Permaculture. When: Wednesday, July 16 through to Saturday, July […]

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Establishing a Food Forest

Establishing a Food Forest

Is it possible to live sustainably and grow an edible Food Forest? Join me on an amazing journey from classroom theory to practical application. I will take you through the emerging process of seeding a food forest, watching it grow and emerge a few years later by allowing Nature to do all the work. Let me show a lost food forest 10 years later as I cut through tall grass and see how it has emerged and grown when left to its own devices.

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