Permaculture Heros - Local, National and World Wide

The following list of People are pioneers in the Permaculture movement and should be explored as examples of what one person can do to help change the course of the planet.


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6 Core Permaculture Techniques - Producing Food Sustainably and Naturally

by Jack Spirko of SurvivalPodcast

Published on Apr 29, 2013

This is a very good 2 hour video on the essentials of Permaculture.   No fluff here.  Good explanations on:

6 Core Permaculture Techniques

Forest Gardening / Food Forest Establishment
Creating and Using Seed Mixtures
Lawn to Pasture Conversion
Zone Planning and Implementation
Mob Grazing / Small Livestock Paddock Shift Systems
Developing Regionally Adapted Seed Strains
Contour Based Wood Core Beds

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Three New Videos Featuring Michael "Skeeter" Pilarski

No. 1: Why Permaculture? No. 2: On the 2013 Inland Northwest Permaculture Convergence. No. 3: On the August 3 - 18 Permaculture Design Course Michael is teaching in Tonasket, WA.

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Nourish the Terrain with Real Food

By Stanley A. Fishman, author of Tender Grassfed Meat and Tender Grassfed Barbecue

Author: Torie Foote

A must read that brings together the role of real food versus medicine in healing the body! This covers the debate between two nineteenth century French researchers one of which ended up creating the core belief of the modern medical system.

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How to Grow a Medicinal Food Forest

An On-Line Course presented by Michael (Skeeter) Pilarski

Course Overview

Anyone with a patch of land can grow a food forest! A food forest, or forest garden, is a gardening technique that mimics a forest ecosystem but substitutes in edible trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals. A medicinal food forest has the additional benefit of producing medicinal botanicals. Fruit and nut trees comprise the upper canopy of the forest while below are berry shrubs, edible perennials, herbs, root crops and annuals. Companion plants are included to attract beneficial insects, build the soil, and provide mulch. Together they create a sustainable forest garden ecosystem able to produce high yields of food with less maintenance.

In this course Michael Pilarski, permaculture and wildcrafting expert, teaches you how to turn your back yard into a food forest. Filmed on site in Michael’s back yard, this is not a classroom-based course. Michael teaches the basics of food forest planting while planting his own medicinal food forest on 1/8 of an acre. Does an 1/8 of an acre sound big to you? Don’t worry! In this course Michael talks about how to scale what you’re learning to your own back yard or land.

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Schedule of Workshops and Events at INW Permaculture Convergence

Sept. 13 - 15.

Below is the schedule or workshops, roundtables, and film festival. It will also be on the Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild website.
The INPC is a unique opportunity for all of us who dream of a more sustainable and resilient future to come together from diverse backgrounds and habitats to share, explore and practice strategies to build the capacity and interconnection of our initiatives and to further empower our common visions becoming a reality.
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