Permaculture 101

Green (Living) Review

Combining the best of natural landscaping and edible gardening, permaculture systems sustain both themselves and their caregivers. The ultimate purpose of permaculture—a word coined in the mid-1970s by two Australians, Bill Mollison and David Holmgren—is to develop a site until it meets all the needs of its inhabitants, from food and shelter to fuel and entertainment. And remember that a permaculture design is never finished because the plants within a site are always changing.

What Is 'Liberation Permaculture'

Green (Living) Review

Is permaculture about re-creating Eden or about changing the world in every way, even politically? Graham Burnet and Nicole Vosper make the case for a politically engaged, 'liberation permaculture'. Does permaculture design have a place within the current 'political' narrative? Graham Burnett and Nicole Vosper discuss the idea of 'Liberation Permaculture' and some questions that arise. new economy new society new system permaculture

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Permaculture

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Permaculture is a design system applicable to food production, land use, and community design. History Permaculture originated in the mid 1970s with Australians Dr. Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, whose goal was to create stable agricultural systems. Permaculture was a result of their perception of a rapidly growing use of destructive industrial-agricultural methods. There are now two strands of permaculture: a) Original and b) Design Permaculture.

Permaculture

The Green Changemakers

Permaculture In 3 Minutes - Regenerative Leadership Institute from Regenerative Leadership Inst. link] Permaculture In 3 Minutes - Regenerative Leadership Institute from Regenerative Leadership Inst. Permaculture is a sustainable design rooted in the observation of natural patterns and applicable to every aspect of our lives. Permaculture on Vimeo.

Permaculture

Eco Friendly Daily

Permaculture is a “design. raise your children, build your house, choose your food, Permaculture can be. about Permaculture is to keep in mind the word “sustainability.” Permaculture. small but valuable step in the direction of Permaculture. The term Permaculture. Permaculture Flower. In Holmgren’s book, Permaculture. system” (read: way of life) which was coined in the 70s by Australians Bill. Mollison and David Holmgren.

Ecotopia: Permaculture in Sweden

Green (Living) Review

Roger Vaughn shares how the Swedish permaculture centre, Ecotopia was created. Using the principle observe & interact before any design was created, the centre demonstrates permaculture from many angles, inspiring others to create their own holistic and permaculture areas. She stresses the importance of seeking to maintain a high quality in teaching and comprehension since the principles of permaculture are somewhat open to interpretation.

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Permaculture is Revolution disguised as Organic Gardening

Green (Living) Review

Co-founder of permaculture, David Holmgren knows the power of cultivating seeds to full fruition Over the past thirty-five years, he’s seen the seeds of permaculture grow into a thriving global movement. gardening organic gardening permaculture

How Permaculture Can Restore Ecosystems & Communities

Green (Living) Review

Permaculture farming has proven effective all over the planet. The Shona decided to do something about it and sought advice from permaculture pioneer, John Wilson. They learnt new skills: specifically permaculture training, conflict resolution, women’s empowerment, primary education and HIV management. communities ecosystems permacultureMaddy Harland tells the story of the Shona African community who healed their damaged ecosystems.

The Need for Large-Scale Permaculture Farms

Green (Living) Review

Permaculture empowers society, providing practical solutions for a brighter future. Here Marie-Louise explores how large-scale permaculture farms could be the next solution. Permaculture not only yields hope that a brighter future is still possible but it also provides a rich toolbox of practical solutions. green living permaculture

Message in a Bottle: Permaculture & Disruptive Innovation

Green (Living) Review

At this critical time in human civilisation, what are the next steps for permaculture? In 1974, two pioneers, Bill Mollison and David Holmgren , gave birth to permaculture during the heyday of industrial agriculture. Permaculture has been quietly developing at its own pace ever since, like a message in a bottle. If this is true, why has it taken so long for permaculture to become widely practiced? Permaculture was born out of crisis in Australia in the 1970s.

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London neighbors create 'instant' permaculture gardens for each other

Green (Living) Review

I've gotta say, I've been loving the Living with the Land video series from Permaculture Magazine. That's the idea behind Permablitz—a concept that started out in Australia before catching on in London —and which involves neighbors getting together to carry out one-day garden makeovers using permaculture design as the guiding vision. london permaculture

Permaculture and the Myth of Scarcity

Green (Living) Review

The latest permaculture methods can deliver much more than just double or triple the yield of conventional farming. I recently came across this article by David Blume chronicling his nine-year permaculture enterprise in California. green living permaculture

Permaculture and Community Resilience - Free online course

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Key design drivers Before we get into the details and content of our COVID-19 Community Resilience & Permaculture Course, we want to share some of our values, beliefs and design drivers for this course. Eco-design Education Future Organic_farming Permaculture

Permaculture Design Courses in Costa Rica at Punta Mona

Green Living Ideas

Stephen Brooks is a permaculture expert and festival organizer for the wild and wonderful Envision Festival, along with upcoming permaculture design courses in Costa Rica at the lovely Punta Mona educational center. The post Permaculture Design Courses in Costa Rica at Punta Mona appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Green Lifestyle community Costa Rica Envision Festival herbal medicine permaculture permaculture design course

The 12 principles of permaculture: a way forward

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We share a guest post from Ethical.net, in which Elizabeth Waddington sets out the twelve principles of permaculture. Permaculture offers a ray of hope – a way forward. What is permaculture? The twelve principles of permaculture.

Zimbabwe permaculture education center promotes self-sufficiency

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The kindergarten, which builds on the firm’s award-winning portfolio of humanitarian architecture, serves as a pilot project for PORET, Zimbabwe’s permaculture community, to promote permaculture and encourage self-sufficiency in the local community.

Permaculture Is the Silver-Green Bullet (INTERVIEW)

Green Prophet

Jordanian Nadia Lawton, a permaculture teacher tells Green Prophet why she permaculture could be the region’s silver green bullet. Permaculture made total common sense to me,” insists Nadia Lawton, “it also fitted with my life ethics a a Muslim.” Permaculture is defined as the design and maintenance of agriculturally productive systems that have the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems.

Invitation for a Permaculture Tour in Israel

Green Prophet

See how permaculture is spreading across Israel during an international tour at the end of September. Permaculture, or the sustainable use of land and agriculture , has thankfully been spreading across the Middle East in recent years. Permaculture farms have sprouted seeds in Palestine , grassroots permaculture initiatives have popped up in urban settings such as Jerusalem , and permaculture courses are taught in the area as well.

The Rise of Permaculture in Malawi

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He is teaching people about Permaculture. Permaculture tackles how to grow food, build houses, create communities, and minimize environmental impact at the same time. According to Mpofu, permaculture considers factors like: water conservation and movement, soil fertility improvement techniques, plant guilds and functions, plant diversity, macro climate and micro climate, wind direction, landscape, the land use. Mpofu teaching permaculture. “We

How To Create A Permaculture Garden That Supports Your Local Ecosystem

Green (Living) Review

Permaculture principles go a step beyond organic and help your plants truly thrive. Combining the best of natural landscaping and edible gardening, permaculture systems sustain both themselves and their caregivers. The ultimate purpose of permaculture—a word coined in the mid-1970s by two Australians, Bill Mollison and David Holmgren—is to develop a site until it meets all the needs of its inhabitants, from food and shelter to fuel and entertainment.

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Jordan To Host International Permaculture Conference

Green Prophet

Green-fingered activists will be flocking to Jordan to attend the tenth International Permaculture Conference this September. The bustling city of Amman and sweeping red sands of Wadi Rum in Jordan will be hosting the International Permaculture conference this month. As well as a professional two-week course on Permaculture, there will be a conference open to the public and a 3-day event for Permaculture specialists to deal with the theme of the conference.

Permaculture Fundamentals Cards

The Green Changemakers

"All 21 cards of the Mollison Permaculture Ethics and Design Principles card set are now free to download from. These are the original permaculture ethics and design principles from the writings of Bill Mollison, the father of permaculture and developer of the Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC). Permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture: Part 1

Green Living Ideas

When introducing someone to permaculture for the first time, the inevitable question is, “What’s permaculture?” Permaculture is defined by different people, in different ways. The word Permaculture was coined by Bill Mollison to describe thoughtful and small-scale ecological design process that he co-developed with David Holmgren in Australia during the late 1970’s. The central theme of permaculture is growing food within ecologically sound human habitats.

Just a Thought: Why Permaculture Can Make the Problem the Solution

Green (Living) Review

Maddy Harland explains why how we think can shape not only our personal lives but the world we live in, why learning permaculture was a game changer, and what enables her to stay focused for over two decades. I couldn''t attend the book launch at the UK Permaculture Convergence because my better half, Tim, was recovering from an operation so I wrote a short speech about how thinking shapes our worldview and why it is particularly important at this time in human history.

This luxury eco-lodge in Panama includes a permaculture farm

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Located inside the Isla Bastimentos jungle and only accessible by boat, the 55-acre property is certainly a once-in-a-lifetime accommodation

How to Make The Most of Your Yard (Including Weeds!), Permaculture Style

Green (Living) Review

Instead of agonizing over the work I’m doing to keep the grass trimmed, through permaculture techniques, I’ve learned how to make my yard work for me. gardening permaculture weedsNot all the world hates weeds. Sure, there are many gardeners scuffling around in the clogs, cursing those pesky dandelions (actually a highly medicinal plant) and that crabgrass blemishing their flower beds.

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Permaculture & Sustainability Project Takes Off In Jordan

Green Prophet

A permaculture garden and a mud-brick house, the Dead Sea Harmony Centre in Jordan spreads the word on sustainability. Over the last year, Alajalian and his growing team of volunteers have planted a permaculture garden with a fully-functioning grey-water system which saves at least 50% on water consumption. Permaculture and Earthen Architecture. For more on green developments in Jordan see: INTERVIEW: Nadia Lawton Talks About The Green-Silver Bullet Of Permaculture.

Celebrate Permaculture Day!

Green Living Ideas

Instead of offering an explanation of permaculture, or trying to explain my opinions, this post starts with a quote from permaculture expert David Holmgren, the co-originator of the permaculture concept: “Permaculture is design for sustainable living and landuse. From its Australian origins in the 1970’s permaculture has spread around the world creating positive and future-proof environmental solutions.

Introduction to Permaculture, part 2

Green Living Ideas

Just a few weeks ago, we did an Introduction to Permaculture looking at some of the basics of this holistic growing practice. Today we have more to add to our introduction to permaculture, and we’ll discuss zones and sectors. For those interested in permaculture design , this is a good place to begin learning. Check out this post on Planetsave about how to make permaculture practical and watch a video of a permaculture garden in action on Sustainablog }.

Permaculture

The Green Changemakers

Join us as we examine "what is permaculture" as we attend the Grow Here Now - Convergence at Lama. Permaculture is a word originally coined by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the mid 1970's to describe an "integrated, evolving system of perennial or self-perpetuating plant and animal species useful to man" 'Consciously designed landscapes which mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature, while yielding an abundance of food, fibre and energy for provision of local needs.

Urban Permaculture

The Green Changemakers

From the Urban Permaculture Institute in San Francisco With over half of the world’s population now living in dense urban centers, it is critical that real solutions are discovered for these increasingly unhealthy environments. By applying permaculture principles to our urban designs, we can develop new techniques and (de)pave the road to a sustainable future. Tags: Urban Permaculture

China Experiment in Permaculture Offers World Hope

Green (Living) Review

The results of their study led to an experiment in permaculture in China that offers hope to the world. China is the most populous and possibly one of the most diverse nations on the planet, with a population of over 1.3 billion people and 56 ethnic groups. What each one of those people shares with the rest of the world, regardless of political, linguistic, economic, and existential differences, is the complete and utter dependence on the ability to find food.

Ask Geoff – How To Grow A Forest Garden & Free Permaculture Videos

Green Prophet

Permaculture teacher Geoff Lawton who is currently based in the Middle East answers all your growing questions. Permaculture power couple Nadia and Geoff Lawton , currently based in Jordan , have released a series of great (and free!) Permaculture videos online. The videos are basically a how-to guide of applying Permaculture principles, things to consider before buying a property and how to grow on a budget. Urban Permaculture: The Micro Space.

This luxury eco-lodge in Panama includes a permaculture farm

AGreenLiving

The La Loma Jungle Lodge property is known for its private hiking trails, natural rock pools, private artisanal bungalows and unique Central American wildlife; however, eco-conscious travelers will undoubtedly be mostly interested in its on-site permaculture farm.

Learning about Permaculture and Sustainable Living at Envision Festival, Costa Rica

Green Living Ideas

Permaculture (permanent + agriculture) is a practice that uses natural systems to create thriving growing environments. I’ve never studied permaculture, but I am so excited to have the opportunity to learn more about this integrative, sustainable solution at the upcoming Envision Festival in Costa Rica. The post Learning about Permaculture and Sustainable Living at Envision Festival, Costa Rica appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

Permaculture Hannukah Party at Yesh Meain Ecological Farm

Green Prophet

In honor of the last day of Hannukah, the Yesh Meain permaculture farm will be hosting an all-day permaculture celebration. But this year we have learned of a permaculture party for Hannukah – a holiday praised by Jewish environmentalists for its lesson on energy efficiency. Started in 2007 by graduates of the Permaculture Design Course at the Center for Creative Ecology on Kibbutz Lotan, Yesh Meain “aims to create a center for environmental and social awareness.

Arid land to a fertile Eden: permaculture lessons from Portugal

Green (Living) Review

Tamera’s ecology experts transformed an area at risk of desertification – and say they can do the same anywhere in the world The land undulates upwards into gentle hills, cradling nooks of fertile terraces growing sweetcorn, sunflowers and tomatoes, before rolling down into tranquil lakes. It looks like a natural Edenic paradise on earth. But 20 years ago this land was arid and barren, and farming was a struggle.

Anne Stobart – medicinal forest gardens – a new quality in permaculture

Green (Living) Review

Medicinal Forest Garden Anne and Kay created and nurture the Holt Wood – a 2.5 acre piece of woodland, which they transformed from a commercial conifer timber planting to a diverse forest garden. The focus of their work is the medicinal nature of everything in their project. Although you will find edible species there, the idea was to, literally take growing medicinal plants in the UK to the next level. Most gardens only keeps medicinal herbs, whilst they have built a multi-story forest assembly.

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Permaculture Principles

The Green Changemakers

Essence of Permaculture A 16 page summary of permaculture concept and principles taken from Permaculture Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability by David Holmgren. It contains an introduction to permaculture, thoughts about the future of the movement and the values and use of the permaculture principles. Click here to hear David Holmgren talk about the permaculture flower (mp3 - 1.20MB). Tags: Green Permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture - 40 hours of Free video lectures

The Green Changemakers

[link] [link] Introduction to Permaculture - 40 hours of Free video lectures Tweet Permaculture means 'permanent culture,' (or 'permanent agriculture') and.'is Bill has been teaching permaculture for 6 years. He holds 2 PDC Certificates and has Advanced Training in Permaculture Design? and in teaching Permaculture. Documentary Permaculture Education

Green Business Ideas: Permaculture and Urban Farming

Green Living Ideas

In the super-green fields of permaculture design and urban farming there is a variety of ways to grow a sustainable, green business. Green Business Ideas: Permaculture and Urban Farming (via Ecopreneurist ). Green business opportunities abound in permaculture design, urban farming, and local food production, whether it’s producing veggies and fruit in your backyard (or leasing the yards of others) or turning local produce into value-added products or….

Meru University Offers new Online Permaculture Course

Green (Living) Review

The final class will focus on the principles of Permaculture as they relate to the soil under our feet, the living veneer of our verdant sphere. Holding a Master of Science Education degree, Robert brings a strong academic background as well as a practical hands-on approach to the subject of permaculture.

Free Online Permaculture Design Course

The Green Changemakers

You can now study permaculture online completely FREE with world-class instructors including Larry Korn through our new Online Permaculture Design Course. You can immediately begin viewing the complete 72+hour course lectures free at [link] There is no catch -- permaculture is rapidly changing the world, and we''re doing our part to dramatically accelerate that change by making this incredible wisdom available completely free. Permaculture Education