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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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Permaculture Teacher Training, New Zealand

Inna Alex
Earthcare Education is hosting a Permaculture Teacher Training in New Zealand at the end of April 2017!  A 5-day intensive workshop that will empower you to teach permaculture effectively and creatively.  This workshop is relevant to anyone teaching permaculture in any situation - you will disc...

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Building New Natural Volunteer Structure

Btina Veith
Development Status (9th March 2017) of the base for the new natural structure for our volunteers at PermaTree in Ecuador. Construction material are local wood for the base structure. Top structure / walls and roof structure will be all in bamboo mostly guadua type bamboo which we have been drying...

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Life on the Farm

Bearfoot Flagg
Our volunteers have been here nearly 2 weeks and we have been able to move so many projects along. Thanks guys! The stairs up the steep slope are finished and we have begun planting along side it papaya, pineapple, citronella, and red dracaena. The work bench in the garage got its final coat of v...

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Rooting Mystery Solved? Avoid Hard Water.

Tim Engbrecht
For years, I have been starting plants indoors for my annual vegetable garden and have had more than my share of success.  I have also propagated innumerable herbs, shrubs and trees—both from seed and from cuttings. Nevertheless, I have had very mixed results in my recent attempts to root hardwoo...

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Container gardening workshop - 13 march 2017

Wojciech Ryszard Górny
I had a pleasure to give a lecture for urban gardeners on rising vegerables, fruits and herbs in containers. It was a great opportunity to introduce people to permaculture and sustainable ways of gardening, even in containers. 
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Making your own Tree Stakes pays $75/hour?

Tim Engbrecht
Like many in the Permaculture movement, I have found myself trading money for time in my new rural lifestyle.  When my wife and I left our high paying, white-collar city jobs to move to the country, we discovered myriad ways to stretch our dollars: Making all of our own bread & yoghurt, spending ...

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Long-term volunteer positions PermaTree in Ecuador

Btina Veith
2017 long-term Permaculture volunteering positions available at the PermaTree Project in southern Ecuador. Spend 3 or 6 months to a year at the PermaTree Project, in Ecuador. Current open volunteer positions are: All-round volunteer Talented Paint/Artist volunteer Talented Author/Blogger vo...

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PermaTree

PermaTree
PermaTree is a non-profit education organization, Permaculture farm and regenerative lifestyle research. We are a Tropical Fruit Farm & Jungle Reserve between Loja and Cuenca at the edge of the amazonas region of Ecuador.
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2017 long-term Permaculture volunteering positions available at the PermaTree Project in southern Ecuador.

Btina Veith
2017 long-term Permaculture volunteering positions available at the PermaTree Project in southern Ecuador. Spend 3 or 6 months to a year at the PermaTree Project, in Ecuador. Current open volunteer positions are: All-round volunteer Talented Paint/Artist volunteer Talented Author/Blogger vo...
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Another Perspective

James Neeshan
A rough idea of what this desert looks like.

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FEEL FREE PERMAFARM & HOSTEL

FEEL FREE PERMAFARM & HOSTEL
We're an organic perma-farm and forest hostel project, where guests can enjoy pristine Colombian coastal forest, contributing to various art, conservation and permaculture projects as a community on a unique FEEL FREE basis. Please volunteer to help build, progress and learn on the farm, ...
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