Would You Like to See a NSW Convergence?

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Dear NSW Permaculturalists, For some time now Permies in NSW have been talking about having a regular NSW Permaculture gathering. The discussion has been gathering momentum lately and many of us feel it’s time to organize the first such event. The idea is to hold a state convergence late next year on the August long… Read more »

Australasian Permaculture Convergence 10 – Only One Month to Go!!

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What: The Tenth Australasian Permaculture Convergence (APC10) When: September 24 – 27, 2010 (and post-convergence tablelands tour Tuesday, September 28) Where: In the heart of the rainforest, Kuranda, Far North Queensland Costs: Here Register: Here Why: Coz it’ll be bloody awesome! Read on to see why!!! You could spend $50,000 and the rest of your… Read more »

Get Paid to Share Your Permaculture Passion With the World

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How to Help Us Educate the World and Save Our Futures Tongue-in-cheek instructional video Note: This is an update on PRI’s position and direction, and an opportunity for you to get paid to help! The short version: We’re now paying you to write for us! Click here to get started. The background/long version follows: Over… Read more »

So You Want to be a Permaculture Designer! What’s Stopping You?

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Final colour master plan Experience? Well yes, but that’s something that you can learn along the way. You don’t need to be the World’s best Graphic artist or AutoCAD genius, but you do need to be creative, have an eye for landscape patterning and a PDC in hand. I just finished my first Permaculture design… Read more »

Sustainable Hawaii Coming this October

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PRI-USA Offers a Unique Series of Permaculture Courses on Isle of Molokai In partnership with Sust`aina ble Molokai and the Ho`ala Hou Program, the Permaculture Research Institute USA is proud to announce an upcoming series of key Permaculture courses on the Island of Molokai, Hawaii. We are offering the following four foundational courses between October… Read more »

Solving All the Problems of the World – in a Garden

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This video can be downloaded in high resolution from Vimeo (see ‘About this video’ section on lower right side’). I hope you’ll enjoy this clip on the Jawaseri School Garden Project. More, I hope it encourages you to dare to be different, and dare to have your work noticed. The garden we profile in the… Read more »

The Challenges and Rewards of Implementing Permaculture in Ethiopia

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Editor’s Note: This is the most pleasureable part of my work – seeing people soaking up permaculture goodness, being empowered by it, and benefitting from their labours. Alex gives us a great update on his selfless labours in Ethiopia – nicely loaded with documentary images. If you appreciate the work Alex is doing, and haven’t… Read more »

Confessions of a Permaculture Aid Worker, Episode 9: Andy in Morocco

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‘Confessions of a Permaculture Aid Worker’ is a weekly podcast show from PRI Australia aimed at documenting the experiences of people out in the field and making more information available about what’s happening in the Permaculture world. This week I’m speaking with Andy of Tribal Networks about his project in Morocco and the Irish NGO… Read more »

Notes from a PRI Internship Graduate: Permaculture Boot Camp; a Design Project in Action

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Before venturing to Australia and The Permaculture Research institute this past January, I’d found myself answering the same query over and over again “…okay, wait, tell me again, what is Permaculture anyway?” And now, since returning from the PRI to the San Francisco Bay Area, I’ve encountered the same questions from friends and family though… Read more »