News and Articles

22

Jan

2014

ON-LINE PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSES

A List Compiled by Michael Pilarski

Skeeter has put together a list of some of the on-line Permaculture Design Courses out there. They certainly have their place. Take a real-life, face to face PDC if you can. Regardless, get your hands dirty. As Skeeter says "You cannot become skilled at permaculture by sitting in an armchair." Have a look.

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14

Apr

2013

Green Gold - Documentary by John D. Liu

Ecosystem Restoration Projects all over the World (with Geoff Lawton)

Published on Jul 19, 2012

"It's possible to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems." Environmental film maker John D. Liu documents large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in China, Africa, South America and the Middle East, highlighting the enormous benefits to people and planet of undertaking these efforts globally."

More information:
http://eempc.org/
What If We Change social media project:
http://www.whatifwechange.org

Great 47 minute introduction to major (Permaculture-ish) ecosystem restoration projects all over the world.  Towards the end there is conversation between John Liu and Geoff Lawton. 

 

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1

Apr

2013

Website

nature climate change

Author: Redurth
Interesting new to me source I'm sharing...
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17

Feb

2013

Asclepias sp. "Milkweed"

A. speciosa, fascicularis

Author: Redurth
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14

Feb

2013

Soil Health Workshop Report

How I Was Positively Blown Away by USDA

Author: Phil

USDA's national soil health team is exhorting local wheat farmers to replace chemical fallow and till-fallow with living cover on the promise that the soil vitality achieved will increase yields, stabilize and increase farm net income, reduce inputs, and eliminate reliance on synthetic fertilizer and herbicides. Our local Spokane Conservation District sponsored one of the workshops.

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28

Jan

2013

Permaculture Zones

Definition provided by PermaWiki

Zones in permaculture design refers to a method of ensuring that elements are correctly placed. Zoning is about correct placement- positioning things in ways that are the most appropriate; Zones are numbered from 0 to 5, and can be thought of as a series of concentric rings moving out from a centre point, where human activity and need for attention is most concentrated, to where there is no need for intervention at all...
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22

Jan

2013

The Resilient Farm and Homestead

by Ben Falk of Whole Systems Design

The Resilient Farm and Homestead is a handbook for developing regenerative human habitat systems adaptive to drought, flooding, heat, power outage, price spikes, pest pressure, and the multitude of challenges brought by climate change, peak oil, food system contamination and economic decline.
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21

Jan

2013

Free Online Permaculture Course!

Crowd-funding to make it happen for all of us.

Author: Cara
Check out this video.  To help spread the principles of permaculture, The Regenerative Leadership Institute, self described as "The Nation's Sustainable Living, Leadership and Permaculture School" in Beaverton, Ore is attempting to produce a full Permaculture Design Course (PDC) and make it available free online.   Click on "Read More" below to check it out!
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11

Jan

2013

Mother Earth News - Garden Software

Expanding their Garden Gallery to share ideas with others in your area.

Mother Earth News has a Garden Planning Software Website that allows you to layout and plan your garden and what you will plant there. Now they have method of sharing your garden plan and having others in your area find it for inspiration.
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