There will be oil, but at what price? – Chris Nelder and Gregor Macdonald Samuel Alexander – is a lecturer with the Office for Environmental Programs and research fellow at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI), University of Melbourne. He also co-directs the Simplicity Institute. The author would like to thank MSSI for… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Why Permaculture?
When I was younger, maybe 10 or so, I had this thing for frogs. I wanted frogs, and ponds with frogs. Lots of frogs. At an abandoned gravel quarry by my house, in the unlikely place of the city of Athens, I would find tadpoles, hundreds of them, in rain puddles every spring. I also… Read more »
This is Part one of a series of Articles, that critically discuss’s the Nottinghill Forest Garden Project from Analysis – to Implementation – to Future Idea’s. Fall 2010: Initial Site Analysis & Goal Setting An initial site analysis for our property was much easier than at others due to a variety of factors: a) we… Read more »
It was July 2014, the last day of our PDC at Geoff Lawton’s Zaytuna farm. He was in the front of the room jumping over an imaginary line. I’ll never forget the imagery for the rest of my life. This skinny English man, in classic Geoff attire, faced his students and literally hopped sideways over… Read more »
Geoff Lawton’s Online Permaculture Design Course Over the last few days we’ve been inundated with people seeking admittance to do Geoff Lawton’s Online PDC course. People have been phoning and emailing us for help and advice. Some people say they’ve only discovered the course after it was officially closed . Others needed more time to… Read more »
One man’s struggle for sustainable farming on his land in the occupied West Bank is not only a fight against occupation. It suggests that international environmental law provides a legal avenue for Palestinians to sue for their rights. Fayez and Muna Taneeb harvesting beans in one of their polytunnels (photo Alice Gray) Fayez al-Taneeb is… Read more »
I love to travel. Whether that’s camping, road trips, conventions, visiting family… I enjoy all of it. I feel most alive when exploring a new place, or being a part of the natural world, or experiencing something new. Perhaps because I work from a home office most of the time, getting out and about is… Read more »
With permaculture techniques we have been able to provide solutions that enable the healthy growth of our plants, improve the soil fertility and maintain a healthy ecosystem. One of these techniques is the use of Mulching.
Come join us June 14-27 2015 for our Permaculture design course located in the Sacred Valley, Peru. This Bi-lingual (English and Spanish) Two-Week Intensive Permaculture Design Course (PDC) is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the beautiful gardens of Sach’a Munay eco retreat with delicious food and a creative learning environment with internationally renowned permaculture… Read more »
This is it! Geoff Lawton’s Online Permaculture Course is NOW OPEN for Registration “This is the day you have been waiting for. This is the launch day for the new Online PDC for 2015. We have a very special event here, and we have only run it twice before, one a year, now we have… Read more »
“Matt Powers is one of my students from last years Online Permaculture Design Course (via geofflawton.com). This is a true testimony to the quality of students we are producing all around the globe with this ever reaching course. He has produced this book within the first year of taking the online PDC! Congratulations The Permaculture… Read more »
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