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 […]
Last training camp we were fortunate in having an excavator in operation on the farm. Earthworks were a go and water harvesting / tree growing systems were carved out harmonically into the landscape. Three new swale systems and a small dam were introduced, extending the productive edges on the farm.
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 […]
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 […]
Note: This is Part II of a two-part series. Click here to read Part I. When we arrived in Tanzania, just as when we arrive in most third world countries to do this kind of work, the most serious issues to deal with initially are firstly sanitation, toilet systems, then drinking water, then fire wood systems or sustainable fuel systems, then diverse interactive food production designs. Tanzania was the same. […]
Westerners don’t realise how big the problems are in most third world countries. To a large extent they are created by the promise of modernism. Greatest of these problems however in third world countries include a need for good diversity of food production of an eco systemic style good waste system design for grey water appropriate toilets garbage disposal methods good drinking water systems a sustainable fuel system. To first […]
We’ve uploaded our famous Greening the Desert flash movie to YouTube after converting it to a Quicktime movie. Click thru to take a look…
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 […]
We are presently in Jordan and are establishing a new NGO “Permaculture Jordan” and we have been offered USAID funding for $US53,000 to establish a new project here in the Jordan Valley sharing bio-diversity of productive crops and tree species that have potential but are not yet here. The work is linked with the work of other plant researchers who have already linked to other Arabic countries and successfully grown […]
Statement of Intention – A Call for Sustainable Practices in America We contend that many of the current laws in relation to land use, building development, health, and fire protection, while likely having the original purpose of protecting public health and safety, have not responded to critical social and environmental circumstances that now change the very definition of health and safety for today’s communities and for generations to come. We […]
Following up on Testing the Dam in SouthWoods in Minnesota, here’s a series of pics showing how the new swales handled a decent storm.