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Annie and Adam in a medittive bliss

Finding pleasure in the free things in life

Australia is stupendously rich by world standards, and its citizens are spending their hard-earned dough in ever-greater quantities: $40 lunches, $200 shoes, $5 coffees. Many people still feel like they don’t have enough. We are clearly doing a Very Poor Job of turning our historically-unprecedented level of wealth into health and contentment. It seems a […]

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Open source Permaculture Guidebook for the tropics

A beautifully illustrated, practical, open-source guidebook tackling climate change and creating community resilience is being created, enabling people across the tropical world and beyond to have access to the information, strategies and techniques they need (and you can help make it happen!). Many of you may have heard about our project by now. Permatil (Permaculture […]

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Composting scraps

The Constant Composter

Nelson Lebo shares a visual journey and some thoughts about composting, what works and what doesn’t. From his families property in Whanganui NZ the process is ongoing, and it’s not always pretty – from possums to bio-plastic… Composting is often an ongoing process on most permaculture properties. At any given time we will have 3 […]

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Using a drawknife to transform wood

Principle 9: Use Small and Slow Solutions In this guest post, Oliver Holmgren shares the joy and method of using a drawknife. Almost forgotten, this simple and versatile tool has been used for millennia to shape wood. Oliver recently built a fence using traditional methods at Melliodora. Old branches had the sap wood removed to […]

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Cultures, the world over, have made offerings to the spirit world for protection and to give thanks

The Sensitive Permaculturist

Alanna Moore has been a long time advocate of tuning into the subtle energies found in nature to enhance her practical permaculture design. She applies her learning from ancient and traditional cultures, with their grounding in caring for the earth and connection to spirit, in ways that challenge the way we see the physical world. […]

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Taking on Monsanto

The seeds of life are not what they once were Mother Nature and God don’t own them anymore So belts out the veteran singer songwriter Neil Young with Promise of the Real on their title track from his latest album, The Monsanto years. What is the old protest rocker raging about? Monsanto and the war […]

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Michael Green thumbs a ride from Seymour

Adventures in Hitch-hiking

Principle 9: Use Small and Slow Solutions Michael Green often uses his thumb to catch a long distance lift, and carries everything he needs on his back. Waiting near the freeway entrance, with a request for a lift to a nearby city, has proven to be a better technique than waiting on the freeway with […]

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Juan Anton and his Edible Forest

SideWays is an innovative open-source project, founded by Benoit Cassegrain and Hélène Legay, that brings attention to social initiatives that you probably haven’t heard of. They include a 5 minute episode and interview that is crowdfunded to showcase positive and original initiatives… like this one. 78 year old Juan Anton Mora runs 40 minutes several […]

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