A Financial Permaculture Convergence – 2014 Local Food Enterprise Summit (March 10-14, 2014, Miami, Florida, USA)

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Join economic and financial experts, permaculture designers, and sustainability entrepreneurs in designing regenerative business models that work for community resiliency! We will address economic and ecological challenges of the 21st century as we design forward-looking businesses that optimize the local natural systems and human capacities to implement models of regenerative business and local resiliency. Dates:… Read more »

Over 1 Hour Presentation on Food Forest Establishment (video)

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by Jack Spirko This is a presentation I gave in November 2013 when we installed the swales for our 3/4th acre food forest during an earthworks workshop. The class was mostly hands on — during this class we installed over 500 feet of swales on contour. We did do some classroom time though. This presentation… Read more »

Come to Belize

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Travel far south, to the back of beyond, to a remote valley accessible only by dugout canoe. Study permaculture surrounded by a lush, productive forest of edibles, medicinals and tropical hardwoods. Eat organic food, sleep in dorms powered by renewable energy, bathe in a sparkling pure river. What?: Permaculture Design Certificate Course When?: Feb 10… Read more »

A Tree Management Course at the Jordan Valley Permaculture Project Site (aka ‘Greening the Desert – the Sequel’)

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Trees are a nation unto themselves — they communicate through various methods including fungal root associations, aerial chemical messages, physical displays, leaf movement, colour and through other life forms. — Miles Durand In this day and age there is so much knowledge available, it can be too overwhelming to learn it all. At the beginning… Read more »

PRI Zaytuna Farm, Australia, Course Update

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The Permaculture Research Institute Zaytuna Farm, Australia, is starting 2014 off with nothing less than a fully accredited Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course. Geoff Lawton will lead a line-up of Zaytuna Farm staff with a specialised 75-hour learning curriculum. It will run for two weeks from Monday the 6th to Friday the 17th of January…. Read more »

March 2014 Permaculture Voices Mega-Conference in Southern California – a 3-Day Special For Bookings Starts November 29, 2013

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Click for larger view What: Permaculture Voices Mega-Conference Where: Temecula, CA, between San Diego and LA When: March 13-16, 2014 Special: $250 off for bookings taken between November 29 — December 1, 2013 (that means US$710, instead of $960, for a full conference ticket) Geoff and Nadia Lawton will be speaking at one of the… Read more »

Building With Mud 6-Day Workshop (Moe, Victoria, Australia, February 2014)

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I wrote recently about the Earthship workshop that I’m organising and participating in this coming December, as part of the ecovillage project which I’ve written about here. I’m happy to say that I’ve also just locked in a 6-day mud building workshop in February next year, with the amazingly talented and creative Kate from the… Read more »

Food Forests For All – A One World Permaculture Workshop (Nov 2013, Austin, Texas)

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What: Food Forest Workshop When: November 9th, 10th and 16th, 9am – 4pm Where: Whole Life Learning Center & Hill Country Natives, Austin, Texas Teachers: Caroline Riley and Mike Wolfert Cost: US$150 This is a 3-day intensive workshop on food forest design, implementation and management for the Central Texas bio region. This workshop will empower… Read more »

Report on a Permaculture Internship – Strawberry Fields Eco Lodge (Sept-Oct, 2013, Ethiopia)

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Editor’s Note: Beginning 2 December 2013, Alex is running another PDC at the developing Strawberry Fields Eco Lodge in southern Ethiopia. Following that will be a four-week Internship, starting 16 December, 2013. Why not book your place and head off for the learning and cultural immersion experience of a lifetime! This is a write up… Read more »