Organise your garden, your life and share your schedule with this deceptively simple but thought-provoking permaculture calendar – for your home or workplace. Illustrating one of the twelve permaculture design principles for each month, gives you the time to absorb them. Each example includes and image and story of locally appropriate sustainable living and design.
The 2016 calendar features 78 year old Juan Anton on the cover. He stopped using chemicals and began making observations of ‘Mother Earth’s workings’ to inspire his work in the garden. His edible forest is an inspiration to all who visit him, his greenhouse builds on the incredible diversity of his small plot. His vision? To fight hunger in the world. No less.
Included is a planting guide that can help yield more productive crops and healthier plants by planning your garden activities according to the moon phases. Exact phase time changes along with daily icons enhance the traditional gardening rhythms that have been handed down over the centuries. See the ‘tune your fork’ blog post for more.
Produced in Australia on 100% recycled paper using vegetable based inks. 10% of net return donated to Permafund. Size: A4 (210mm x 297mm) opening to A3.
What makes the permaculture calendar ethical?
The permaculture calendar is made from post consumer recycled pulp on certified carbon neutral paper that is manufactured and printed in Australia using 100% renewable energy.
The calendar’s size and weight take advantage of standardised postage and reduced freight costs. Printing plates and paper waste are all recycled. Inks are vegetable based so don’t release unnecessary VOC’s into the atmosphere or require harmful solvents for clean up. Once the calendar has reached the end of its life you can recycle or compost it, hang the pictures, or keep it intact as a reminder of the principles and important events over the year.
While the production effort does a lot in limiting its impact on the earth and the people in the process, we’re also demonstrating the ethic of Fair Share by donating 10% of the net return from sales of the calendar to Permafund, supporting permaculture projects internationally.
Permafund is a public fund that makes grants available for activities that demonstrate the ethics and application of the principles of permaculture.