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 »

Report on the Permaculture Design Course – Strawberry Fields Eco-Lodge (Ethiopia, September 2013)

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Introduction to the Permaculture Design Course Most of the group (mainly the foreigners) arrived at Strawberry Fields Eco-Lodge with the preconception that it was in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by nothing but, what we call in Kenya, the Bundu (i.e. the wilderness). We were pleasantly surprised to find that the lodge is located just… Read more »

Your Future in Farming & Homesteading: FREE 3-Day Webcast Event! (Oct. 1-3, 2013)

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My wife, Michelle Avis, showing off her backyard bounty at our small urban lot in Calgary, Alberta. Do you want to make a big difference in the world growing food, working with nature, getting off the grid, heating your home… or even building your own home!? Check out this amazing, free online 3-day event on… Read more »

The Permaculture Design Process – An Example

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Dan Palmer Photo © Craig Mackintosh Some weeks ago Dan finished helping run a permaculture design course he has been developing for the PRI Kotare Village, NZ (Koanga Institute) at Kotare Ecovillage near Wairoa, New Zealand (read more about these projects here and here respectively). We had 24 participants and a key part of the… Read more »