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Pruned grapes and gooseberry bush

John Oberlin
In the last couple years, I have ignored both the grapes and the gooseberries as far as pruning went, probably because I do not live at the property, and was away doing other things. But finally this winter I pruned the two grape vines and the gooseberry bush quite far back. I left at least two b...
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The Built Environment

Chief Phillip 'Cloudpiler' Landis
We decided that we wanted to build using only Earth-Friendly and Sustainable Methods and, no sooner had we made this decision, we were met with a major obstacle - where and how to live during the years it would take to build suitable shelter. Most people consider an old, used Mobile Home as havi...

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Bayan Ulgii Sustainable Agriculture and...

Bayan Ulgii Sustainable Agriculture and Economic Learning
The Asia-Pacific Center for Regenerative Design has been contracted by the NGO group ADRA-Monoglia to facilitate a two-week 'Sustainable Agriculture & Economic Learning' course. Southern Cross Permaculture Institute (Australia) will act as an advisor to the project, building upon t...
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Permaculture Principles - adapted for Mongolia, Bayan Ulgii

Matthew Lynch
Draft of presentation for 'Permaculture Principles' lesson to be facilitated in Bayan Ulgii province, Outer Mongolia to launch 4-year 'Sustainable Agriculture & Economic Learning' Project in Bayan Ulgii province (Outer Mongolia) March 2011, sponsored by ADRA. Click here to view the full pre...

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East Fort Worth Montessori Academy Perm...

East Fort Worth Montessori Academy Permaculture Project
East Ft Worth Montessori Academy focuses on Outdoor Learning Education through teaching children, their parents, the community, and the staff and administration about the possibilities and opportunities within nature.
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PDC courses for 2011

Richard Perkins
With 6 PDCs planned for this summer in the UK and abroad its going to be one action learning packed adventure! http://www.integralpermanence.org/teaching-courses.html Heres a link to courses in the UK and Thailand.  Were proud to offer Compassionate Communication optional workshops with most of...

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Integro Food Forest

Integro Food Forest
A tropical food forest designed to thrive in a monsoonal (wet/dry) climate, with a nucleus on TWO 1/4 acre suburban blocks (but extending into the bordering properties to give an approximate area approaching 1 acre). Currently still in establishment phase, but will soon be used as a site for tour...
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Our Island in the sun.

Mark Brown
Dave and Kate were both reading the Intro to Pc and came to the bit with an island built from old tyres. It was considered a great idea to slosh around in the mud building the refuge for the birds. We had some old tyres laying around from a failed project years ago and we  laid them out on the b...

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A Permaculture Design for friends

Carly Gillham
  There was no chance of getting a full design for my friend's new house completed in time (before I left Australia).  Therefore, what I provided were some suggestions but warned them they would need to note the existing plants on the property and monitor the sun, wind, moisture, slope and ...

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Graceville Community Garden Working Bee

Tim Auld
For this working bee we welcomed a few new people. We built a no-dig garden bed on top of an old one which was damaged during the flood. Then planted alyssum, egg plant and tomato seedlings. I used some palm fronds to provide some shade for the seedlings to protect them from the often burning sun.

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O'Connell Street Permablitz

Tim Auld
I got to the blitz early afternoon, having some other commitments earlier. I helped manage the construction of the social space, using some large logs as seats and retaining walls for the Taro bog. I was too preoccupied with work to take more photos but there may be some coming from others on fac...

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The Gold Coast Model of Community Gardens.How we do it !

Vanessa Monge Augusto Fernandes
The Gold Coast is attempting to achieve sustainable out comes across the city under it's "Bold Futures" program.Members of Gold Coast permaculture and the community are working collaboratively to achieve this common goal. INTREST We begin on the Gold Coast by gaining interest.This interest is g...

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Tribal Stream

Tina Lymberis
On the border of my 35th birthday, I find myself in a near-complete Portuguese luxury resort doing very unresort-like things: collecting cow manure from the fields, shovelling this into an attempted 18-going-on-30-day compost heap and cooking wild plant gourmet food with a tribe who "joined force...

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Off the Contour #11 - Permaculture & Ecological Design Principles

Darren J.  Doherty
G'day,I put this list together early last year and have just posted it on my RegenAG® 'Off the Contour' blog. It may prove useful to Permaculture educators and designers to use and expand upon. All the best, Darren
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Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living. Interview with author Rachel Kaplan by Willi Paul.

Willi Paul
Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living. Interview with author Rachel Kaplan by Willi Paul. Co-Presented by PlanetShifter.com Magazine & openmythsource.com http://www.planetshifter.com/node/1805    

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Kamiah Permaculture Institute

Kamiah Permaculture Institute
Project Summary: To create a permaculture demonstration farm and educational center to teach the local community, and international students how to live a more sustainable lifestyle using Permaculture principles. Permaculture Design Certificate courses (PDCs) and workshops in related areas - s...
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Next Meeting for TT-Maitland

Mark Brown
Hunter Transition Initiative  Transition Town - Maitland Next meeting:   Purple Pear   Thursday 24th Feb 6.30pm get there early if you want to have a peek around their fabulous garden   Movie night showing:   "Dirt!: the movie" by common groun...
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Spiral Ridge Permaculture Homestead

Spiral Ridge Permaculture Homestead
Spiral Ridge Permaculture Homestead is a 6.7 acre site located in the Cumberland-Green bio-region of middle Tennessee. The site was clear cut in December 2007 causing major damage to the soil, wildlife habitat, and the watershed. We acquired the land in April 2009 with the intent to restore the ...
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