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. Submissions are now sought after for a new collection that capture exciting projects from around the world for the 2015 edition of the website and 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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Embracing sustainability through changing times

In this guest post, Nelson Lebo from Whanganui in New Zealand, writes about how the birth of his daughter has furthered his resolve to live more lightly on the earth. I have observed many friends over the years put their sustainable lifestyles on hold after having a baby. In conversation, they are quick with rationalizations […]

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2014 Permaculture Calendar - with moon planting guide

Permaculture Calendar winners announced

Last month we ran a competition for some creative comments explaining why readers would like a copy of the Permaculture Calendar. Congratulations to Beck, Anri, Justin, Charlie and Liz. You’ll be getting your calendars soon. Beck wrote: “Yo! Permies! Wanna lowdown bout germies, and da wormies; that’s all good? Calendar brings it; whole world sings […]

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