Nottinghill Forest Garden – 2012: Consolidation & Diversification

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This is Part Three (A) of a series of Articles, that critically discuss’s the Nottinghill Forest Garden Project from Analysis – to Implementation – to Future Idea’s. Part One can be found here. Part Two can be found here. 2012: Consolidation & Diversification 2012 Goals After a year full of very hard work establishing the… Read more »

Eagle’s Deep Permaculture Farm Update

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One of Bill Mollison’s famous quote’s is, let your site demonstrate its evolution. Earthworks hydrology construction is one of the first big steps in getting a property established and can be an invaluable investment into its future, so it is something you want to get right. Earthworks going wrong can be very expensive and a… Read more »

Urban Food Resiliency: Slovenia, a Perfect Model?

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Slovenia food self-sufficiency index (the rate between home production and consumption) is considered low when compared to countries of Western Europe. It’s not easy to find reliable figures on what this exactly means thus I invite anyone finding reliable sources to please publish them in the comment session of this article. I have provided some… Read more »

Building Your Own Wind-Powered Generator

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Please exercise due care when working with electricity The Non Rocket-Scientists Guide To Building Your Own Wind-Powered Generator. As you’ve probably found out by now unharnessed energy sources are literally all around us. Be it solar power from the sun or geothermal energy from the Earth’s constant core temperature we are definitely wasting money and… Read more »

Free Screening: The Greenhouse of the Future

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The Greenhouse of the future Trailer. This screening has now Concluded. Thank you to everyone who watched this film. Hi Everyone, Curt from Greenhouse of the Future here. This weekend we are very glad to offer you a free streaming version of our film: The Greenhouse of the Future on www.permaculturenews.org Our mission is to… Read more »

Free Screening this Weekend: The Greenhouse of the Future

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The Greenhouse of the future Trailer. Hi Everyone, Curt from Greenhouse of the Future here. This weekend we are very glad to offer you a free streaming version of our film: The Greenhouse of the Future on www.permaculturenews.org Our mission is to help propel the Permaculture movement forward by developing an easy to build, 100%… Read more »

Qualifying Dynamic Accumulators: a Sub-Group of the Hyperaccumulators.

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Chickweed (Stellaria media) is a popular Dynamic Accumulator. To the untrained eye, a lot of scientific language appears superfluous – yet may best describe some detail or process within a broader concept. The scientifically trained eye, likewise, may be suspicious of superfluous language. Robert Kourik first uses the phrase ‘dynamic accumulators’, in 1986 to describe… Read more »

200m Swale System Planting Job – Noosa Area, Queensland, Australia

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This march on a hot Saturday, I had the chance to plant a diversity of plants in 2 swales with a total length of 200 meters. The swale systems was implemented by Tom Kendall from PRI Sunshine Coast together with an excavator driver and 3 practical training students at the property of Tom’s client near… Read more »

A Permaculture Design Course Model with an Emphasis on Hands-On Experience and Mentoring

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By Warren Brush of Quail Springs Permaculture and Casitas Valley Farm and Creamery Different models for creatively delivering the standard 72 hour Permaculture Design Course (PDC) curriculum have surfaced over the years to better equip the student for the life long learning journey that permaculture inspires and demands. I have always wanted to move toward… Read more »

Leader Follower Grazing System

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A multi-species, leader follower grazing system has recently been implemented here at the Permaculture Research Institute (PRI). Multi-species grazing has been shown to improve pasture quality, control weed growth, and enhance pasture utilization (getting the most out of every blade of grass). All of these are achieved while increasing the carrying capacity, enabling more animals… Read more »

Live Stake Propagation

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Tips and case-studies for re-vegetating and pioneering large system. Live-stake cuttings are a type of hardwood cutting taken from mature, woody material from certain deciduous tree and shrubs that root very easily. Live-stakes cuttings are generally taken during a period of dormancy (AKA winter), with the long stake material being “staked” directly into the ground… Read more »