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Researching Permaculture and Disaster Risk Reduction

Pippa Buchanan
My MSc research explores how disaster risk reduction is presented and taught in Permaculture Design Certificate courses and practiced by permaculture practitioners. For this research I am running a survey, making interviews with some permaculture elders, reviewing books and PDC curricula and expl...
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Landi Martínez Murillo
My teacher was Tierra Martínez. PDC Huasca, Hidalgo, México. Marzo de 2017.
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ASYMPTOTE permaculture ?

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la permaculture ?Une éthique :  être attentif         - à l’homme et à la terre        - à l’économie et au partage des ressourcesDes principes : protéger le sol (couvert végétal)         - rechercher la diversité (faune et flore)                 - tenir compte des différentes fonctions de chaque...

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The Rain Begins!

Bearfoot Flagg
The sun is still going strong, but the rains have started here in the Southern zone of Costa Rica… We’ve been getting some awesome rainstorms in our area just as the green was starting to leave our valley.We are learning to adjust to growing plants in the tropics, even though it may not seem much...

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NATURAL BUILDING COURSE 29April - 6May

Barbara Leite
From foundations to different kinds of walls... "Wattle and Daub". "Strawbales", "Cordwood", "Earth and Lime Plasters", and much more. At a 10 year old off-grid Permaculture Farm, with many examples of natural buildings to get inspired by :-) Check out our vast and complete content for our 8 da...
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Val Verde Community Church Garden

Steven Lovold
    This project was started in the fall of 2016, located in Val Verde , California. A small town with a rich history, where the people are excited about what we are doing to the grounds of the small church. To start we added truck loads of some mulch ( fine wood chips & cow manure ) along wit...
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Madeiras- recurso renovável. Uma experiência no sul do Brasil

Suzana Maringoni
O conceito de recurso renovável nem sempre é claro. Renovável é o recurso que se refaz no tempo relativo à uma vida. Ou seja, aquele que você gasta, e você mesmo vê, propõe que ele se “refaça” deixando o mesmo para a próxima geração. Por exemplo, se uso a madeira de uma árvore, planto outra, que ...
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Aquaponics System - 2016 has ended - What is in store for 2017?

John Stevenson
Fish, vegetables, soil, and worms were successfully grown to harvest using aquaponics ( photos from John Stevenson  -  2016 ).  We are excited about what 2017 offers. We anticipate we will continue to learn, succeed, and fail as we expand our knowledge and perfect our systems. Our 2017 pla...
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Mango Season!

Bearfoot Flagg
It’s been a busy week but every week seems to be busy on the farm! We just finished another area in the house with shelving made out of reclaimed pallets called Witch's Wall. Here we will be storing our fermented foods, teas (hibiscus, amaranth, lemongrass, lemon verbena), dried herbs (mint, ros...

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Great Acoustic Music Concerts in Sonora, Ca.

Alex Kashevaroff
Hello Folks, I am a solo singer/songwriter/12 string acoustic guitarist, core member of Kash In Ensemble, and musical director of the Grateful Band. I and the band are interested in being a part of any music programs  local to our area this year. We have been doing 'Kash In Ensemble' Concerts at ...
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Great Acoustic Music Concerts in Sonora, Ca.

Alex Kashevaroff
Hello Folks, I am a solo singer/songwriter/12 string acoustic guitarist, core member of Kash In Ensemble, and musical director of the Grateful Band. I and the band are interested in being a part of any music programs  local to our area this year. We have been doing 'Kash In Ensemble' Concerts at ...
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2017 Rutgers Home Gardening School

Kevin Murphy
Presented an Introduction to Permaculture Class at HGS this year.  We had about 47 students attend.  I think the presentation went well and I hope the students enjoyed what I had to share. I look forward to presenting again next year.
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Garden Cart vs. Wheelbarrow: The Right Tool for the Job

Tim Engbrecht
Bill Mollison once said something about the inherent inefficiencies of moving materials around.  One of a Permaculture design’s central functions is to address these inefficiencies—typically through appropriate “zoning,” adjacencies, and strategic planning.  So for example, rather than hauling h...

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George Sobol
I am pleased to announce that I will be teaching in Finland again this autumn. As always I will be offering places for apprentice teachers. If you are interested please contact me. Course information here

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Permscape Permaculture - Valley Forge Pa, Food Forest - Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. Albert Einstein

John Stevenson
On a wooded site a stone’s throw from Valley Forge National Park, my wife and I were learning from our mistakes and planning in the moment with great hope for the eventual finished project. We had not lost hope or motivation. As mentioned previously, from aerial photographs the subject propert...
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Our first setback - “Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.” ― Phaedrus

John Stevenson
My wife and I were very excited when we saw the aerial view of the canopy. It appeared to be full of large healthy deciduous trees. We could not wait to get in there and plant the Kiwi, Grapes, Akebia, Hops, Passion Flowers, Schisandra Vine, and Climbing Yams to grow up on such a beautiful natura...
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Permscape Permaculture - Valley Forge Pa, Food Forest - The Beginning

John Stevenson
In February 2015 two adjacent lots of approximately 38,000 square feet each located in south eastern Pennsylvania were purchased. They have a combined area totaling approximately 2 acres in size. There were several attempts made by potential buyers over the years to develop the lots which were zo...
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