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 »

PRI Permaculture News Update – 7 June 2010

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The PRI Permaculture News Update is a weekly radio style news bulletin that gets you up to date with the world of Permaculture in just 5 minutes. Subscribe to the feed on your i-Something/MP3 player and even if you can’t always make it to permaculturenews.org you’ll never miss what’s been happening and always know where… Read more »

Transition Day Gathering for Information and Inspiration with David Holmgren

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Where: Eumundi QLD (click for map) When: Thursday 10th June, 2010 Photo: Maureen Corbett Background: Transition Towns is a new direction out of Permaculture. It began in the UK with permaculture teacher Rob Hopkins and a PDC group designing a whole community in the face of peak oil and climate change. Permaculture design, ethics, principles,… Read more »

Costa & SBS TV Come to Cairns

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Editor’s Note: Well done Kym! Since around April 2008 Free Range Permaculture have been conducting a school garden program at the Flexible Learning Center (FLC), Cairns, which operates as a Positive Learning Centre for disadvantaged youth and migrant kids ranging in age from 5 – 17 years. The FLC was started in a shed at… Read more »

Confessions of a Permaculture Aid Worker, Episode 3: Marda Permaculture Farm in Palestine

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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. In Episode 3 I’m speaking to Murad from Marda Permaculture in Palestine. He runs a Permaculture demonstration site… Read more »

Thinking Outside the Square In Wagga Wagga: Thoughts on Contour

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Permaculture solutions have come to life at a Wagga Wagga farm in the midst of a heated debate over water. What Kevin Rudd Claim’s will help the Murray Darling River system and the Lower Lakes region has some farmers in the area fuming. Farmers and residents throughout the Murray Darling region have larger concerns over… Read more »

Confessions of a Permaculture Aid Worker, Episode 2 – Ringo in Afghanistan II

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‘Confessions of a Permaculture Aid Worker’ (CPAW) is a new 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. You can subscribe to CPAW podcast feeds here! A local girls school started by Mahboba’s Promise… Read more »

Keeping Heart in Pine Ridge

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Editor’s Note: This is Part II of a series. Read Part I of Cory’s series here. Many good things came from the Permaculture Design Course we held last September at the Pine Ridge Lakota reservation. Our project is on target to be self-sustaining within three years and has moved beyond that in a number of… Read more »

Cultivating an Education: A visit to Allyn River Permaculture

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As the permaculture movement marches forward into the sustainable future, there appears to be a growing collective insight shared by permaculturalists world-wide; information is the new global currency. In response to a growing demand and an increasingly urgent need for education and information, strategies and techniques we can use to create a sustainable future are… Read more »