The Farmers Are At It Again

Posted by & filed under Animal Forage, Commercial Farm Projects, Food Plants - Annual, Food Plants - Perennial, News, Plant Systems, Society.

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 »

Weekly Linkfest – Edition 009

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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 »

It’s Time to Colonise Earth!

Posted by & filed under Biodiversity, Deforestation, Demonstration Sites, Food Forests, Global Warming/Climate Change, Land, News, Regional Water Cycle, Soil Rehabilitation, Trees.

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?

Get Paid to Share Your Permaculture Passion With the World

Posted by & filed under Aid Projects, Commercial Farm Projects, Community Projects, Courses/Workshops, Demonstration Sites, Developments, Education Centres, Networking Sites, News, People Systems, Project Positions, Urban Projects, Village Development.

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 »

Mining Madness – We Need Help Here in South Africa

Posted by & filed under Community Projects, Economics, News, Soil Erosion & Contamination, Water Contaminaton & Loss.

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 »

Only Two Months to Go Until the Next Biggest Event in Permaculture

Posted by & filed under Community Projects, Conferences, Courses/Workshops, News, Social Gatherings.

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 »

Weekly Linkfest – Edition 008

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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 »

A ‘New’ Discovery – Soluble Nitrogen Destroys Soil Carbon

Posted by & filed under Compost, Economics, Fungi, News, Plant Systems, Society, Soil Biology, Soil Composition, Soil Conservation, Soil Rehabilitation, Structure.

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 »

Solving All the Problems of the World – in a Garden

Posted by & filed under Aid Projects, Community Projects, Demonstration Sites, Developments, Education Centres, Food Forests, Food Plants - Annual, Food Plants - Perennial, Food Shortages, Global Warming/Climate Change, Land, News, Nurseries & Propogation, People Systems, Plant Systems, Society, Soil Conservation, Soil Rehabilitation, Soil Salination, Trees, Urban Projects, Village Development, Water Conservation, Water Harvesting.

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 »