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Broadscale Permaculture at Millpost Farm

by Judith Turley and David Watson In the hills east of Canberra, down a dusty lane that passes racehorses dozing in thick phalaris, and wild apple trees and thickets of plum and hawthorn, then winds up the Lake George escarpment through Yellow Box woodland full of finches, thornbills, cuckoo-shrikes, kookaburras and robins, there’s a rusty […]

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Principles and Pathways updated for eBook

An extract of David Holmgren’s prologue from the newly released eBook edition of Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability The world has changed radically since Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability (PP&PBS) was first published in 2002. By many environmental, economic and social measures, local communities and global systems are now in crisis and even […]

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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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The 2014 Permaculture Calendar

The 2014 Permaculture Calendar embodies the ethics and principles that it illustrates Made from 100% 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 […]

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Principles are rockin’

The Formidable Vegetable Sound System are turnip’n up the radish beets and rocket’n the planet with their indelible ditties & rhymes illustrating the 12 principles of permaculture in various musical styles ranging from ‘climate-change reggae’ to ‘peak-oil polka’. After touring the US Charlie and the crew have hit Europe and the UK with a number of […]

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Principle 8: Integrate rather than segregate

Expose your Permaculture project in 2014

Would you like the opportunity to feature as an example of one of the 12 design principles on the Permaculture Principles website and in the Permaculture Calendar? Note: Submissions for the 2014 calendar are now closed. Have a think about a photo for 2015… With around 150,000 unique visitors to the site over the past […]

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Rob Hopkins

Applying the Design Principles in Business

After conversations with David Holmgren, Rob Hopkins, co-originator of the Transition Network, put together some thoughts about how to apply the permaculture design principles in business. Business, Resilience and Transition “In many ways business is already ahead of the rest of us in terms of some of the thinking approaches that are required for energy […]

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