Getting Our Act Together by Glen Ochre

Getting Our Act Together – Book Review

Working with groups can be as challenging as it is rewarding. Working successfully with groups requires skills and tools that we aren’t necessarily born with, and that’s where this guide can be of help. Glen Ochre, a respected facilitator and educator, passed away earlier in the year. In Getting Our Act Together she shares her […]

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Aquaponics in permaculture design

Co-founder of foodqube Australia Rob Armstrong shares his insights into the challenges and rewards of backyard aquaponics systems Aquaponics is a growing technique that combines elements of both hydroponics and aquaponics. It harnesses a symbiotic relationship that exists between fish and vegetables, where the fish provide nutrients required for healthy plant growth and the plants […]

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Pip – Australia’s new permaculture magazine

It’s been over a decade since Australia had it’s own Permaculture Magazine. The March equinox launch of Pip at the CERES Harvest Festival in Melbourne brought many old hands out to celebrate Robyn Rosenfeldt’s new venture. The successful crowd funding campaign helped raise the funds to print and mail out the first edition. Along with the […]

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Crash on Demand – Holmgren’s controversial new essay

In Future Scenarios David Holmgren depicts four very different futures depending on mild or destructive climate change combined with either slow or severe energy declines. In his latest essay he suggests that we are now in the Brown Tech scenario, where the effects of peak oil is having less impact that expected whereas impacts of […]

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Principle 3: Obtain a yield - A barrow full of goodies (NSW, Australia)

A new collection of permaculture images and stories

Twelve new permaculture images now illustrate the design principles on the website, you might recognise them from our calendar. Each year a new collection of images that captures exciting projects from around the world is added to the website and features in the permaculture calendar. As a premiere destination for people wanting to learn about […]

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Rosemary Morrow

An interview with Permaculture Pioneer Rosemary Morrow

A little bit about Rowe Born in Perth, Rosemary Morrow (Rowe) was claimed early by the Earth; plants, animals, stones, weather. Some years in the Kimberleys as a young girl confirmed it. Later she trained in agriculture science with which she was very disappointed, then moved to France where she lived in the L’Arche community. […]

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Ideal ethical gift to welcome in the New Year

If you haven’t already seen the Permaculture Calendar you can’t appreciate the amount of information and the motivational content in it. Each month a permaculture principle is highlighted. The calendar offers the chance to remember all the twelve by the end of 2014! This calendar is not one to throw out at the end of […]

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An interview with Permaculture Pioneer Robyn Francis

A little bit about Robyn From a background in organics, sustainability and community activism, since 1983 Robyn Francis has worked throughout Australia and internationally as a permaculture teacher, designer, facilitator and presenter. She has taught hundreds of courses including PDCs, specialist training and Accredited Permaculture Training (APT). She edited the Permaculture International Journal for five […]

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Earth Care

Care for the earth – ethics and values as codes for living

In this guest post, Mary Logan from Anchorage in Alaska, writes about how adopting ethics into our lives to take better care for the earth is rewarding on a personal level and good for the economy. This article was originally posted on her website: A properous way down, and is reproduced with permission There have […]

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