The symbiotic relationship between the calendar and this website began with their joint release in 2008. Images from the calendar illustrate a design principle each month, bringing to life the permaculture philosophy.
These examples have been submitted from people around the world as a way to for you to explore the diverse ways in which permaculture can be put into practice. The intuitive understanding of each principle over a month combines to help form a integrated picture of a lifestyle that lives in harmony with the environment.
The Permaculture Calendar includes a moon planting guide and can be purchased here. 10% of net returns from sales of calendar are donated to Permafund, supporting permaculture projects internationally.
Interested in submitting your own images?
We are always on the lookout for images to help give a wider interpretation of how the design principles can be applied.
It’s an ideal place to expose projects that demonstrate permaculture thinking to the hundreds of thousands of people that visit the site each year, as well as the many thousands more who see the calendar up in people homes and offices.
You may want to set yourself an exercise of taking a photo to illustrate a particular principle. Or you may have taken an amazing photo that illustrates multiple principles. A great exercise for permaculture teachers to set students, or a photo competition for your local group.
You can highlight your (or someone else’s) photo to us, by using the hashtag #permaculturecalendar on Instagram. If we think it’s a contender we’ll get in touch.
If you have a dedicated online photo library, you could email a link to that or email me a selection of your images directly.
What we are looking for
Photos with people and/or animals in them tend to fare well as they help bring images to life. I’m after photos (or illustrations) in landscape format that are high resolution jpeg files (around 3000 x 4000 pixels), so that they can be printed at over A4 size. Email your submissions to [email protected] before the 15th of June.
If your image is selected as the cover for the Permaculture Calendar you’ll receive ten copies, a further eleven selections will receive three copies along with links and credits – a small token of thanks for successful contributions. Think of the exposure it will bring to your project.
For inspiration, check out the collection on each of the design principle pages. Happy snapping!