Jill Ross

Practicing Permanent Agriculture on Moloka’i

A follow-up to PRI’s Planning & Implementing a Permaculture Project course Before… On November 15th, a group of relative strangers gathered on the dry, red dirt of Moloka’i with the same question firing in their minds. How will we create permanent agriculture on this parched, eroded acre of red dust?

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Got Water?

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A grassroots effort to increase, catch and store rainwater on Molokai Kanawai. Ka-na-wai literally means “belonging-to-the-waters”. Under traditional Hawaiian law it meant the equal sharing of water. The Hawaiian people planted taro farms along water systems shared by everyone. A farmer took as much as he needed, then closed his inlet so the next farmer could get his share of water. This meant using only what was needed and looking […]

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Following up on PRI USA’s First PDC on Molokai

Following up on PRI USA’s First PDC on Molokai feat

by Jill Ross, Co-host/Lunch Lady Yes, it’s official! April 11th, on the beautiful island of Molokai, the Permaculture Research Institute USA completed its first Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course. With the enthusiasm of a student himself, instructor Andrew Jones passed out certificates to 13 budding permaculturists. PDC students, instructor and convenors

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