Project from above, featuring a garbage-accumulating fence edge Well, you would be hard pressed to find a tougher block of land — a 400m below sea level, West facing slope, in an extremely hot, arid climate, with extremely poor, shallow highly alkaline top ‘soil’, covered in rocks, with a limited water supply and in a… Read more »
Posts By: Geoff Lawton
Click for larger view Contacts for each event: Oakland, San Francisco, California*: Vanessa Carter — vanessa(at)oaec.org Sacramento, California: Dominic Allamano — dominicallamano(at)gmail.com Brooklyn, New York: Eric Seider — e.seider(at)gmail.com Montpelier, Vermont: Ben Falk — design(at)wholesystemsdesign.com Massachusetts: Jonathan Bates — jonathan(at)permaculturenursery.com *Note: The San Francisco, Oakland date is a fund-raiser for sponsoring worthy two-thirds world attendees… Read more »
Hi, it’s Geoff here again. Today I’ve got something really special for you all. My complete online permaculture earthworks course is yours for free when you register for my online permaculture design course.
Hi, it’s Geoff here. Last Sunday was International Permaculture Day and the launch of my new online permaculture course. We had a lot of people visit my farm on Sunday and a lot of people decided to do an online course with me. In fact some of them turned up to meet me. Check out… Read more »
The trailer for my next video is up: "Urban Permaculture: The Micro Space" trailer Register your email here and we’ll let you know when the full movie is ready to watch Many of you have been asking what Permaculture can do for you in the small Urban space. Well, one of my students, Angelo, has… Read more »
Geoff Lawton, with Zaytuna Farm behind (upper left) Photo © Craig Mackintosh I’ve been staggered by the reaction to my latest video I put up on the weekend. Over 500 comments, with most people telling me it’s my best video yet. If you haven’t seen it, check it out. We hit the design wall on… Read more »
Geoff here again. When the USA Army Core of Engineers wanted to re-design the 15,000 acre Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant into an eco-industrial park, they asked me to help. When AECOM, a fortune 500 Civil Engineering company that turns over 8 Billion a year, wanted to do a sustainable design for the 18 Billion Dollar… Read more »
After Pakistan was devastated by an earthquake in 2005, Darcey Donovan, an engineer in California, pursued designs for quake-resistant homes using local materials. The result was a straw-bale building. It withstood substantial shaking in tests at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Further Reading: A Farm for the Future (BBC video) The Rodale Institute’s 30-Year Farming Systems Trial Report Biodiverse Systems are More Productive The Food Crisis: “A Perfect Storm” – and How to Turn the Tide Orchestrating Famine – a Must-Read Backgrounder on the Food Crisis Food Futures Now – Feeding People & Place Without Fossil… Read more »
At time of writing, our Zaytuna Farm Video Tour video has had almost 11,000 views, after only six months. A lot of people expressed their appreciation for this video, with some describing it as a "free DVD". Where we can, we want to provide more inspirational/instructional material for free, and today I’m writing to let… Read more »
Tiny Eglington, an old friend of mine from a farming background and now long-time permaculture practitioner and teacher, is currently in the Philippines where he had been visiting organic farms there. Tiny has been a big part of pushing organic farming in this region. Unfortunately Tiny is now in hospital with serious health problems. He… Read more »