by Cecilia Macaulay "If you want to change the world, start at your back doorstep" said Permaculture’s Bill Mollison. John and his big sister Cecilia Here is the story of how John and Laura turned a shady dirt-patch into a little jewel-box organic garden.
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Do you live in Melbourne’s Hobsons Bay or Moonee Valley City Council areas and like gardening but don’t know what more you can do… or are you a budding gardener and don’t know where to start?
The 10th International Permaculture Conference & Convergence (IPC10) is drawing near! It promises to be an amazing event. Check out the Conference speaker timetable, and the Convergence speaker/workshop timetable to see what I mean. Below are adverts that webmasters and anyone who wants to help promote the IPC can utilise to help spread the word…. Read more »
Bookings for the International Permaculture Conference & Convergence (IPC10) that is running through September 2011 are coming in thick and fast. I’m personally looking forward to putting faces to all the names of people I’m in constant communication with, but who I’ve never met yet. It’ll be great to hear first hand the accounts of… Read more »
This little promo interview by ABC’s Michael Mackenzie with Geoff Lawton, Kat Lavers and Liz Silvolli was for Australia’s National Permaculture Day — which saw a flurry of permaculture activity across Australia just a few days ago, on May 1. I post the talk for your interest. I’d welcome reports from the day from organisers… Read more »
Dear permaculture people — if you haven’t seen the National Permaculture Day website recently you should see it now! With over 70 events showcasing permaculture happening around Australia this Sunday, it’s going to be a fantastic day with our co-operative efforts gaining maximum public and media attention. Local and national newspapers and radio are certainly… Read more »
The world’s premier permaculture gathering begins in September this year. The International Permaculture Conference and Convergence is held every two years on a different continent. This time around, it’s Jordan’s turn. Jordan is home of the original, and sequel, ‘Greening the Desert‘ sites. I thought I’d better remind you that the May 15 deadline for… Read more »
Download this as a PDF for distribution What: 2011 Southern California Permaculture Convergence When: April 29 to May 1, 2011 Where: Camp Hess Kramer, in Malibu, CA The Los Angeles Permaculture Guild is excited to be hosting this year’s convergence at Camp Hess Kramer, located in the Santa Monica Mountains along the ocean near the… Read more »
Click for larger, printable version Coinciding with Australia’s National Permaculture Day, the Gold Coast Permaculture Group will host a Permaculture Skill Fair Day on May 1st, 2011. This event will incorporate fun, interactive and educational talks, workshops and stalls relating to permaculture, organic vegetable gardening and self-reliance. The goal for the day is to inspire,… Read more »
Photo credit: Marie Nirme Hello All GM-free people everywhere Stand up to Monsanto! A benefit concert for organic farmer Steve Marsh 7pm – midnight, Saturday 16th April Fly By Night, Fremantle, Western Australia An exciting event is coming up in Freemantle, Western Australia. It’s an April 16, 2011 Benefit Concert. International and Western Australian performers… Read more »
This is a training exercise that can be done with groups of around 20-25 people of all ages. Feel free to use, expand, or elaborate on it in anyway. Follow the activity with a discussion about climate as it relates to permaculture design. The roles: Poor Farmer Sun Summer Wind Winter Wind Rain River Cyclone… Read more »
O-Farm Hong Kong is championed by PDC graduate Yip Tsz Shing. It is a wonderful community garden where very small spaces, just a few metres (8 square metres on average), are rented by Hong Kong residents. Some may travel up to an hour and a half each way to come and garden fresh organic food… Read more »