REC community PDC training (April 2015)

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A. Introduction A sustainability evaluation of urban agriculture (UA) projects in specific wards in Nelson Mandela Bay in 2012 (Phase I) and 2014 (phase II) has shown that 97% of the school garden were not sustainable. Most projects did not aim to empower gardeners to the point of rendering the garden autonomous. A recommendation was… Read more »

Help set up PRI Luganville, Vanuatu

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Support Tom and Zaia Kendall with Daniele Bettini and Anne Blanc, to establish a Permaculture Research Institute Master Plan site in Luganville, Vanuatu. The site will be a permaculture demonstration site where we will run PDCs and longer term practical experiences for local people. ‘We aim to show them that they have such wonderful traditions… Read more »

La Loma Viva

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Of all the countries in Europe, Spain could be arguably said to be the most destructive and irresponsible when it comes to agriculture: widely condoned cultivation of genetically modified crops (see for example 1), high-input intensive farming and notably heavy use of chemicals for fertilisers, pesticides and herbicides (see for example 2). This is especially… Read more »

Where Did the Water Go in Central Valley California

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Matt Powers takes this opportunity to provide an example presentation for my 2014-15 sophomore class’ PowerTalks. mpowersmhs.wikispaces.com Matt discuss the fact that maps are listing out lakes that he has never seen filled with water and talks about many items, one of which is the issues with the current water restrictions. These issues include not… Read more »

Sustainability Movement

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As rampant manufacturing and productions of goods are causing huge harm to human physical well-being, farming, ecosystems, and world climate, the sustainability movement is gaining popularity and importance among all who are concerned about the environment. Many third world countries are compromising business ethics to raise their growth of products and they are constantly ignoring… Read more »

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 »