Julious Piti from the Hugely Successful Chikukwa Project (Zimbabwe, Africa) to Give Talk in Santa Barbara (July 1, 2012)

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When: Sunday July 1, 6:30-9pm, 2012 Where: Fe Bland Auditorium, Santa Barbara City College, West Campus Cost: $10-$5 SBCC Students Please join the Santa Barbara City College Center for Sustainability on Sunday, July 1, as we host Julious Piti, founding member of the Chikukwa Ecological Land Use Community Trust (CELUCT) in Zimbabwe, whose ecological design… Read more »

Jordan PDC and Jordan Internship (October, November, 2012)

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The triangular shaped ‘Greening the Desert – the Sequel’ site, a two-year comparison. Photographs © Craig Mackintosh The next Jordan PDC course run by the PRI starts on October 27, 2012 and runs for 14 days. The next Jordan Internship starts 10 November, 2012 and runs for 27 days. These courses run concurrently and are… Read more »

Permaculture: a Path Toward a More Sustainable Amazon?

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Originally published on Mongabay.com An Eco-Ola permaculture plot with yuca, beans, sacha inchi, bananas, charapitas, herba luisa, and moringa in the Peruvian Amazon. Communities living in and around tropical forests remain highly dependent on forest products, including nuts, resins, fruit and vegetables, oils, and medicinal plants. But relatively few of these products have been successfully… Read more »

John D. Liu’s Green Gold Documentary – How the West (and East, North and South!) Could Be Won

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As most of our readers will know, John D. Liu caught a vision years ago, and, thankfully, he ran with it. We’ve shared John’s excellent media work before (see here and here), and today have the pleasure of doing so again…. This new video, Green Gold, was first aired last month on Dutch TV, and… Read more »

The Need for Data and Documentation to Move Permaculture Forward

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Bec Helouin, France. Photos and article by Richard Perkins A month into our epic family global film trip and we arrive at the beautiful and incredible La Ferme biologique du Bec Hellouin, an experimental organic farm being adapted according to permaculture principles. Bec Hellouin is home to Charles and Perrine Herve-Gruyer. Farmyard buildings are mostly… Read more »

Living Freely – Valuing the Marginal and Recycling Energy

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Plukrijp Community, Belgium Photos and article by Richard Perkins Wheat We are now a month into our epic global family film journey documenting active and replicable solutions in all areas of permaculture design. Our recent trip to the Plukrijp community has left a strong impression on us, an account we feel moved to share. Situated… Read more »

APC11 Presentation: Permaculture Disaster Response to Japan’s 2011 Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Disaster, by Toru Sakawa

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At the recent Australasian Permaculture Conference (APC11) held in Turangi, New Zealand, one of the highlights for me was hearing Toru Sakawa’s tale of permaculture aid work in very unusual circumstances. I say unusual, as the triple woes of having an earthquake and tsunami followed by a nuclear disaster is somewhat unprecedented. Some parts of… Read more »

The Transition Trail to Resilience

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by Emma Crameri, Gustoso “The Transition Trail to Resilience” illustrates the steps our local communities can take to transition to living with climate change and shrinking supplies of cheap energy and oil. I was inspired by first developing The Permaculture Path to Sustainability which deals with how individuals and households can transition to a life… Read more »

Enhancing Permaculture Through Research

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Bill Mollison and David Holmgren developed permaculture through a combination of years of study and observation, many late night discussions and practical testing in the field (in fact it was a garden!) What has emerged since is a powerful network of action learners busy putting permaculture theory into practice the world over. But can we… Read more »