The Paradox of Oil: The Cheaper it is, The More it Costs

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There will be oil, but at what price? – Chris Nelder and Gregor Macdonald     Samuel Alexander – is a lecturer with the Office for Environmental Programs and research fellow at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI), University of Melbourne. He also co-directs the Simplicity Institute. The author would like to thank MSSI for… Read more »

The Chicken “Run” on Steroids!

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A tractor trailer dropped off a pallet of organic feed onto my tiny dock. This cost me $800 and would only last 3 months. I had organized a feed co-op to save a $2 a Bag. That brought my 50 pound bag of organic feed to $34. That was the fall of 2013 and it… Read more »

Tracing a Devastating Path: A Toy’s Story.

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By Cheri-Lynn McCabe and Sandra Bartram The extreme air pollution in Beijing, China was among the leading environmental news stories for the week of January 20, 2015. The smog-causing small particulate matter, PM2.5, reached twenty times the allowable World Health Organization limit as reported in the online edition of the Guardian. Although the Chinese government… Read more »

Left All Alone: A Tale of Permaculture’s Prowess

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This became a favorite spot for our daily hike, after a morning’s work, lunch settling in our bellies as we scuttled across the rocks of the Rio Chico under the afternoon sun. I’ve always liked the idea that, once a permaculture system is in place, the largely perennial garden will not merely survive but actually… Read more »

Why Walks in Nature are So Permaculture

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Photography by Keveen Gabet My wife thinks I’m hilarious. That’s a good thing I suppose. She also secretly gets annoyed with my fascination with permaculture – I know deep inside it’s a rather healthy obsession. Before I knew of the term, I was using an exotic array of self-made vocabulary, but now, all my practices… Read more »

Nottinghill Forest Garden – Project Overview 2010 – 2014

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This is Part one of a series of Articles, that critically discuss’s the Nottinghill Forest Garden Project from Analysis – to Implementation – to Future Idea’s. Fall 2010: Initial Site Analysis & Goal Setting An initial site analysis for our property was much easier than at others due to a variety of factors: a) we… Read more »

Geoff Lawton’s Online PDC Registration Re-opened for a further 24 Hours!

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Geoff Lawton’s Online Permaculture Design Course Over the last few days we’ve been inundated with people seeking admittance to do Geoff Lawton’s Online PDC course. People have been phoning and emailing us for help and advice. Some people say they’ve only discovered the course after it was officially closed . Others needed more time to… Read more »

Fruttorti Parma: Results of 2014 trials on unusual tubers, legumes, pseudo-cereals and other annuals.

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Raised beds and other experiments Besides the area dedicated to the food forest several other small agronomic trials are carried over in raised beds or small plots between the young trees in the Picasso Food Forest. In particular, 10 raised beds were built during the winter 2014 to: