Monsanto is starting an advocacy campaign in Australia, calling for greater acceptance of their GMO wares. Aside from all the environmental and personal health issues involved with GMOs, Monsanto is also conveniently ignoring that mother of all wake up calls, peak oil. Without cheap energy, their large scale globalised monocrop systems will collapse. Click for… Read more »
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There they go again, making liars out of us, undermining our critique that their industry is contributing to the wholesale destruction of water, soil, air and biodiversity. You know what the farmers have done, don’t you? They’ve only gone and realised that a diverse range of endemic, perennial, drought-proof fodder crops are better for their… Read more »
Welcome to round nine of our Weekly Linkfest, where we share the good, the bad, the ugly and the just plain interesting from what we’ve seen this week. I would greatly appreciate readers getting involved in this weekly linkfest. Please email editor (at) permaculturenews.org with links (and ideally a summary sentence outlining the key point… Read more »
Ascension Island, in the South Atlantic (source) It seems Darwin was a permaculturist! In his days globetrotting aboard HMS Beagle, Darwin set in motion the transformation of a dead, volcanic island rock – Ascension Island, described by nearby islanders as "a cinder" – into a green, rain-creating oasis. How did he do it?
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 »
In May 2010 life changed dramatically for the community here at Groot Marico, South Africa. We became aware of a prospecting and mining company called ‘African Nickel’ and its plans for us. The lifeblood of our area is the Groot Marico River, which begins a few kilometers south of the historical town of the same… Read more »
Click for full view Courtesy: Marc Roberts With phyloplankton levels crashing and the whole marine food chain going belly-up, perhaps marine life should follow this whale‘s example, and be a bit more pro-active.
The 10th Australasian Permaculture Convergence APC10 September 24 – 27, 2010 Do not delay registering for this premier event and promote it throughout your business, training and social networks. An exciting programme of forums, presentations, workshops, round-table discussions, plenary speakers both skyped in and visiting from around Australia and the world. Talking about Transition Towns,… Read more »
Welcome to round eight of our Weekly Linkfest, where we share the good, the bad, the ugly and the just plain interesting from what we’ve seen this week. I would greatly appreciate readers getting involved in this weekly linkfest. Please email editor (at) permaculturenews.org with links (and ideally a summary sentence outlining the key point… Read more »
How many times must we ‘discover’ something we’ve discovered before – particularly when our lives and our futures depend on reacting appropriately, and shaping society, to incorporate the lessons learned? One of the most transformative experiences in my life was from studying soil science many years ago. Getting something of an understanding of the inner… Read more »
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 »
Click for larger view Note: This is a preliminary concept plan only. As the garden develops, further consultation will be undertaken with the members and other stakeholders to drive the finished ‘product’. The garden will be organic and will incorporate many Permaculture design principles. What: Queensland Southen Beaches Community Gardens Open Day and Working Bee… Read more »