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Design4Life PDC @ OrganicLea

Benson Anthony
6 month "Design4Life" PDC @ OrganicLea Community Co/op just outside of London, UK. Once again, alongside Graham Burnett teaching a large group of highly skilled and motviated students. Whilst mostly from temperate UK, the skillset of our students provided an eclectic environment for student led s...

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Vegan PDC @BrookeEnd w/SpiralSeed

Benson Anthony
Somerset, UK, at Nicole Rose's (author of ' The Prisoners Herbal Guide') BrookeEnd Farm. Teaching alongside Graham Burnett on a Vegan and plant based PDC for 2 weeks. As well as the usual Permaculture Design Certificate recommended syllabus as suggested by PRI, we further covered alternatives ani...

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Permaculture Romande

Permaculture Romande
Regional association to boost regional collaboration and networking
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Mushroom Cultivation and Balcony Garden Consultation

Benson Anthony
Attahed below are a few phtos from a mushroom cultivation and small scale balcony garden consultation I did in Sydney, Australia. All using recycled materials, from woodchips, to plastic containers, to the off cuts from a local business to fashion small balcony suitable veg planters. After the fi...

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"ShareWaste"- Why You Want To Know More About The Bokashi Method *ARTICLE

Benson Anthony
Another installation article from the food scrap sharing app "ShareWaste". Click the link below to the article "Why You Want To Know More About The Bokashi Method" which is aimed at "city slickers" looking to learn about food waste responsibility and nutrient cycling technologies in cityscapes. ...
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"ShareWaste"- Feeding Our Addiction And The Planet *ARTICLE

Benson Anthony
I was approached by the people behind the food scrap sharing app "ShareWaste" about writing some blog posts for their readers and their website.  Check the link below to the article "Feeding Our Addiction And The Planet" on Spent Coffee Grind usage and the coffee industry's waste product potenti...
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Permaculture and Ethical Business, Wormticklers Nursery

Benson Anthony
Post PDC/PIA at Zaytuna Farm, alongside self lead study I felt I was lacking specialisation in a particular field that could further make me of use both on the ground and during the design process. Alongside detailed and elaborate citizen science'esc Mycology discoveries in my local area and abro...

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Gourmet Mushroom Cultivation @ Melliodora with Milkwood

Benson Anthony
Below are a few images of the wild weekend that was Milkwoods 'Gourmet Mushroom Cultivation' workshop. With Nick Ritar as the intellect at the helm and fresh off the release of their premier book 'Milkwood: Real Skills For Down To Earth Living" this weekend was an absolute joy. Jam packed from pr...

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Permaculture Research Institute Article- "A Passion For Permaculture"

Benson Anthony
A kind word and shameless alumni promotion from PRI post PDC about my experience at Zaytuna Farm, with keen curiosity and anticipation towards what lies ahead. Thank you for the write up, find the link to the article below: https://permaculturenews.org/2019/07/09/a-passion-for-permaculture/

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PDC/PIA @Zaytuna Farm, Nov 2018

Benson Anthony
Photos from my PDC/PIA with Geoff Lawton & Sam Parker-Davies @ Zaytuna Farm, The Channon, NSW, Australia- November 2018. Set to the backdrop of the infamous permaculture demonstration site, Zaytuna Farm proved an inspiring place of learning for the 6 week course. With more foreign students th...

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Permaculture Design Course (PDC) at Gaia Terra, Italy, from 2nd to 14th April 2020

Ezio Gori
We invite students to bring their sense of humour, skills and genius to share! This PDC is internationally accredited with the Permaculture Research Institute (PRI), Australia, and, the Permaculture Association, Britain. Host venue: Gaia Terra, www.progettogaiaterra.com Incorporating an EcoVil...

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We bought a farm....

Rob Avis
After practicing urban permaculture for the past 9 years, helping hundreds of students create thriving properties with our 5-Step Land Design Process, we moved last month to a glorious 160-acre wooded property in central Alberta, Canada. And now we’re putting our proven process into action on a ...
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Permies Sought To Join Urban Eco-Living and Permaculture Project, Taree, NSW, Australia

Sandra Kozmits
Hi, we (two of us, Sandra and Daniel) are seeking fellow permies to join our urban eco living/permaculture project and help us establish a small permaculture community in central Taree, NSW, Australia. We have rooms available now in a share house situation and a food forest in its establishment p...
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Permaculture Design Certification course, With Rico Zook and Jade Journeaux ​ 01 - 16 August 2020 Les Moustaches Farm - Alpes Maritimes (06) - France

rico zook
Using a variety of learning techniques and strategies this workshop will present Permaculture in all of its applications. Class time will consist of traditional lectures, guest presentations, group discussions, games, exercises photo shows, and movies. We will focus on land systems with as much...
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Planted my first vegetable patches

Noel Abela
It is Spring and I need a break from all the infrastructure work. I long for growing fresh organic food. I started double digging the heavily compacted soil to form beds mulched with straw. Planted all kinds of vegetables. Used drip irrigation. I am very pleased with the results. Local farmers we...

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The Yukka had to go.

Noel Abela
As much as I hate to remove trees, this huge Yukka is simply too alien, too big and too in the way of my plans for this land. It was a huge task to chop it all off and an escavator had to be brought in to pull the stumps out of the ground. The large Eucaliptus is also alien but it will remain th...

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Building a new back wall (Dry Stone Wall)

Noel Abela
The back dry stone wall is in such a bad shape that I decided not to repair it but build a new one along side and on top of it. There is no shortage of stones here that were used by the previous owners to form a hourse track. Besides, since the wall will be 3 meters high it will need to be a tick...

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PermaZen

PermaZen
Centre d’activités autour du bien-être et soins individuels ou en groupe Micro-ferme de production autour d’un jardin paysan d’autrefois en polyculture : maraîchage permaculturel bio-intensif(méthode du Bec-Hellouin) forêt-jardin petit élevage Centre de formation et de stage de bien-être ou ...
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