Rocket stoves are an example of appropriate technology the generate super-efficient heat, cost next to nothing to build and require just a few sticks to run.
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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 […]
David Holmgren shares some words on the life of his influential mentor… With the passing of Bill Mollison, aged 88, in Tasmania on Saturday (24/9/2016) comes the end of an era for many thousands of people around the world whose lives were transformed by the teaching and writing of one of Australia’s most influential ecological […]
by Guido Masé, originally published by UrbanMoonshine Life on earth would be quite different without our natural satellite. Most would agree that the daily rising and falling of the moon, along with the monthly waxing and waning cycles, have effects on our oceans and seas. The tides are crucial to life: tidal pools, sheltered and […]
In the most moving event that I have ever attended, Bruce Pascoe revealed ancient agricultural practices that I had never heard of. Right here in Australia, cropping and bread making was first developed, going against all of our teachings. Why has this history been withheld from us? Like many colonised countries, Australia has a dark […]
African villagers who turned their lives around “Permaculture actually solves all the problems that we face in human life. So this is considered to be the right approach for us to live – if you want to save the earth.” – Julius Piti The Chikukwa Project is a feel good story out of Africa. For […]
Twelve fresh images illustrating the principles now feature on the website. These photos were submitted from people around the world and were selected to feature in the 2015 Permaculture Calendar. Each year I add a new collection of images to the website to help give a wider interpretation of how the design principles can be […]