Permaculture support needed in Jalaidh River, Nepal

This just in, from Jakob Jespersen: I am working in the Jalaidh River watershed in the Siwalik Range of Nepal. The upper watershed is in a bad stage and flashfloods are frequent and fields and houses downstream are frequently flooded. The Siwalik in our watershed i primarily sand and gravel though there are also clay areas. The area is uplifted by approx 10 mm per year. the whole upper catchment […]

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Peak Permaculture

Hello, my name is Thomas Bell, I’m a designer……. & as a designer, I come to you with a design in mind *** So .. as a designer .. I see the world as a design problem .. & what I’d like to do today .. is talk about some designs .. & talk about design as a whole, & as human intention .. because, I think @ this point […]

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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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A green approach

G’Day to All…. Firstly & Foremost…. This CONCEPT, I’m going to attempt to explain, is “without doubt” one of Australia’s most important: Having vast “IMPLICATIONS” components & dynamics, requiring effort (s) not seen on this scale before. …with the premise of generating involvement within the local community that attracts support for such an endeavor. Secondly… to inspire, any Australian, who remotely understands the importance of innovation strategy & commitment to […]

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“Living on the edge”, the balcony garden designers guild

Cecilia Macaulay of balconyofdreams.blogspot.com Living on the Edge is about being part of creating a cutting-edge sustainable culture, of being powerful, creative and daring. It’s about empowering Melbourne’s inner-city residents to create and maintain lush balcony gardens. Edge gardens bring you to the’ ‘happening’ edge between private and public life – extend your boundaries physically and socially, as you get together with others to create. Edge gardens happen on balconies, […]

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Northeast Permaculture and Beyond: An Organizational Vision

How can we organize global Permaculture efforts and still be effective in our local communities? How can we build groups that sustain themselves after the Design Course is over? How can we create BioRegional and Regional networks to share information and resources? We envision growing Permaculture from a strong base of integrated local community groups. Recent developments in the Northeastern United States act as a concrete example. (518) 610-1375 Download […]

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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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Andrew Jones’ Resume

Name: Andrew JONES Date of Birth: 28 February 1966 Nationality: AUSTRALIAN Postal Address: 320 7th Ave, #102 Brooklyn, NY 11215 USA Cell: +1.917.403.2157 Fax: +1.718.398.5795 E-Mail personal: [email protected] E-mail: business: [email protected] Directorships & Affiliations Managing Partner, FullCircle LLC 423 Sterling Place Brooklyn, NY 11238 USA www.fullcirclellc.com Board Member, Permaculture Research Institute Key Attributes • 10 years International experience in: emergency response, post conflict development and rehabilitation work • Proven cross […]

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Permalot in Czech Republic

Over the hills, through the woods, and at the end of a dead-end road; that’s where you’ll find the little Hamlet of Bouzov Svojanov; a 600 year old village with a present-day population of only 20 people. It is also here that you will find our ecovillage initiative where we seek to create a model for rural sustainability and in doing so seek to return life to a village almost […]

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IDEP newsletter – One year after the Tsunami

It has been just over one year since the devastating Asian Tsunami changed the region forever. Since then there have been so many other tragedies in the region and worldwide. IDEP extends its heartfelt sympathies to all those that have suffered so greatly. We also extend our best wishes to the thousands of people all over the world that like us continue to work tirelessly to try and bring some […]

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Permaculture Research Institute news from the front

The last six months of 2005 were very busy for The Permaculture Research Institute, with activities in diverse locations around the world. Nadia and Geoff Lawton flew to Jordan early in August 2005 for six weeks of work on permaculture projects in the Dead Sea Valley. The demonstration farm and the numerous village home gardens involved in PRI’s on-ground funding scheme were looking strong and secure especially considering the mid-summer […]

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Backyard Aquaponics

This just in, from Christopher Nesbitt: “Backyard Aquaponics” is a new book by Joel Malcolm, an innovator in Perth, Australia and is well worth a look. Aquaponics is a very simple and efficient system involving aquaculture and hydroponics. The system is dependent on plants in grow beds, generally pea gravel, being used to filter out fish manure and other material while aerating the water to maintain oxygen levels. Joel’s book […]

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