Energy Globe Award

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National ENERGY GLOBE Award Jordan 2015 Has been won by Geoff Lawton and The Permaculture Research Institute for the Permaculture sites featured in Greening/Re-Greening the Desert “To be honored with this award is a great recognition of our work for a better environment and motivates us to continue our endeavors in the future” Geoff Lawton,… Read more »

Defining Permaculture Away from the Garden

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Black chillis sprouting in toilet roll cardboard (Photo by Irene Kightley) I’ve recently been interacting with a lot of people who are new to, but completely interested in, Permaculture, and in general, they think of it as a type of gardening. Most often, the explanation I hear of what newbies think Permaculture is revolves around… Read more »

Latest 3 Months of Practical Work & Learning at PRI Sunshine Coast

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The importance of the demonstration, research and education we are a part of at PRI Sunshine Coast becomes more and more obvious when we look at the current challenging situations all around the world, the daily worrying news of war, exploitation and destruction. The evidence to act cannot be overlooked any longer and I think… Read more »

Free Trade Agreements and Sovereignty

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Public distrust over free trade agreements have risen over the past few years as they become more common. Recently, public opinion worldwide has been critical of the announced Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). If approved, the two agreements would tie together not only the economies, but also regulations and… Read more »

Geoff Lawton speaks with Permaculture Tonight

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by Matt Powers, host of Permaculture Tonight What’s interesting about our interview is it was supposed to be 15-20 minutes of time, not impose on Geoff’s schedule & to really get an update on his upcoming projects which I was sure everyone wanted to hear about. What was interesting was that I initially ended up… Read more »

Mushroom Cultivation

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Mushroom cultivation is an intricate, but rewarding art. The fungal networks called mycelium need specific conditions to produce healthy mushrooms. If the conditions are off, the mycelium will be too busy fighting microbes to produce healthy fruiting mushrooms. For the beginner, I recommend a mushroom growing kit. These kits come with a pasteurized substrate, grain… Read more »

Permacultural Organic Market Gardening and Economic Performance Report

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Written by: Sacha Guégan (Sylva Institute), François Léger (UMR SADAPT), Gauthier Chapelle (Biomimicry Europa) & Charles Hervé-Gruyer (Ferme du Bec Hellouin and Sylva Institute) Ferme biologique du Bec Hellouin 1, sente du Moulin au Cat 27800 LE BEC HELLOUIN 02 32 44 50 57 – www.fermedubec.com Status Report # 2 July 2013 Abstract: In December… Read more »

Final Day ! – Help us Set Up PRI Luganville, Vanuatu

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We are nearing the deadline of our Vanuatu fundraiser (less than one day!) and to give things a boost we decided to auction 3 PDC courses on Ebay! The courses will be taught by Tom Kendall of PRI Sunshine Coast, in Luganville, Vanuatu in 2016 and bidding starts at $750, or Buy It Now is… Read more »