by Mo Lohre & William Redwine On the Creating the Alternative tour (see our author profile) we have a procedure for finding out what is happening when we’re headed to a new town. This includes looking at a few different websites for leads.
Posts Categorized: Education Centres
On a mountain ridge in Tennessee, one and half hours south of Nashville, Cliff Davis and his wife Jen, and their three children are living in a two room Amish cabin. Half of their porch is made with bamboo trellises that are covered with kiwi vines for shade, privacy and food. With the exception of… Read more »
by Nick Burtner Cell grazing is not a new option when it comes to large animal management. However, brewing at Zaytuna Farm is a dynamic and advanced cell moving method that combines age old and newly discovered techniques and strategies. It has been said before, and most of us permaculturists have used our power of… Read more »
As I stepped out of the taxi on a dark country road somewhere in China, Thomas Somner greeted me with an impressive fact. “This land used to have a large Taoist temple here before it was completely destroyed in the Cultural Revolution. The people in the village say that there are old Taoist artifacts buried… Read more »
Earlier this year I came across a very inspiring program being piloted by the Australian Red Cross called ‘Putting Down Roots’. It teaches organic gardening to newly arrived asylum seekers in Melbourne, Australia. Many asylum seekers experience food insecurity from a lack of funds, as in Australia they are often not permitted to work while… Read more »
Interview by Leslee Goodman of the Moon Magazine Warren Brush [see author profile] describes himself as a certified permaculture designer and teacher, a mentor and storyteller. He is co-founder of Quail Springs Learning Oasis & Permaculture Farm, a former cattle ranch located in California’s Cuyama Valley — one of the remotest places within a three-hour… Read more »
Last year I took some time out to make a Zaytuna Farm Video Tour for you all (embedded here, with lots of photos and text). The positive comments, both on our site and on YouTube, along with additional questions (see comments below this post), encouraged us to make another! This new video, above, shot 11-12… Read more »
An overview of the happenings and projects at our Sunshine Coast demonstration site. by Zaia Kendall The Vanuatu PDC students gathered around their 18 day hot compost Tom was asked to teach a PDC for ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency) in Vanuatu in May, which was a fantastic experience for him. He taught a… Read more »
A Permaculture teacher’s success is best determined not by the number of graduates but by the number of teachers they create. Even better, the places of learning they help give birth to.
Permaculture and sustainability have rooted in the Spanish hills of Collserola near Barcelona and formed a partnership with a global project, the Green Fabrication Laboratory. Innovation and creativity are part of the lifeblood of Barcelona. Picasso and Dalí began their artistic careers here and Gaudí and Miró have left their own mark on the progressive… Read more »
As we look around our planet we should need no further evidence of the urgency with which we should dedicate ourselves to establishing and demonstrating sustainable systems for human settlement. We especially should need no further evidence as permaculturists. With this in mind and with the intention of facilitating the rapid establishment of more educational,… Read more »
In El Salvador Mauricio and Gloria have bought an abandoned Hare Krishna complex. With this they have created something very special. They are growing an organic garden and teaching children from their local community about living sustainably, as well as English. This project has the opportunity to create such a positive impact on the local… Read more »