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

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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

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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 »

A Callout to All Permaculturists on the Gold Coast, Queensland

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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 »

Weekly Linkfest – Edition 007

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Welcome to round seven 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 »

Municipal Waste Compost Agreement Signed with Local Council in Far North Queensland

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Close to nine months ago, a group of passionate young Far North locals decided to approach their local council with the idea of making high quality compost for agriculture from municipal waste. A few days ago we marked a moment in time when, after a steep learning curve or two and 1000′s of hours of… Read more »

Weekly Linkfest – Edition 006

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Welcome to round six 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 »

Weekly Linkfest – Edition 005

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Welcome to round five 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 »

Daryl Hannah Attending Major Permaculture Conference in Cairns

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Media Release Daryl Hannah, attending major Conference in Cairns Actress, film maker and leading environmental campaigner, Daryl Hannah will arrive in Cairns to attend a major conference to discuss permaculture design and education in September this year. The Australasian Permaculture Convergence, APC10, is an anticipated biennial event to be hosted in the Wet Tropics town… Read more »

Letters from Jordan – Jordan Welcomes the 2011 International Permaculture Conference & Convergence

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To book your place at IPC10 (September, 2011), go here! The famous Wadi Rum desert region, site of the 1962 Laurence of Arabia epic, will be hosting the September 2011 IPC 10 Convergence All photographs © copyright Craig Mackintosh Every two years, members of the international permaculture community cooperate to organise an International Permaculture Conference… Read more »