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Aquaponics Course

    Want to combine raising fish and growing plants into a super-efficient cultivation system? Discover how aquaponics systems work, and how they can create

    Building a Green Property Course

      Do you want to build your own home and make it as green and sustainable as possible? Learn how to position your home on your property to work with nature

      Chickens Course

        Considering Keeping Chickens But Not Sure How To Start? This Course Will Show You How Learn the many reasons why chickens make a great and easy

        Companion, Guild and Succession Planting Course

          Discover how making connections between plants can create productive ecosystems Learn the principles behind companion, guild, and succession planting

          Compost Course

            Do you want to learn how to create your own organic compost one of the most powerful materials in permaculture? Explore the different types of material

            Graywater Course

              Discover how to divert, store and use graywater from your home on your garden safely and effectively Explore the options for reusing water

              Greener Home Course

                Make your home eco-friendly, non-toxic, energy efficient and less wasteful with this online course!   Learn how making simple changes in your home

                Greener Home Course

                  Make your home eco-friendly, non-toxic, energy efficient and less wasteful with this online course! Learn how making simple changes in your home can

                  Maximum Gardening Course

                    Want to follow the journey that a plant takes from seed to harvest? Okay, let s go! Discover how seeds germinate, and the ways that you can provide the

                    Mindfulness and Meditation Course

                      Calm your mind and gain a deeper understanding of yourself with the power of mindfulness and meditation. Learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your

                      Mulch Course

                        Learn how to make mulch a key part of your permaculture design to improve soil and maximize yield Explore the options when it comes to choosing

                        Permaculture Basics Course

                          The ultimate introduction to permaculture and sustainable living!Have you always wanted to try permaculture, organic gardening, going green, and

                          Permaculture Mastery

                            Transform your home into a beautiful, sustainable & healthy oasis that provides you abundant organic food & clean water.Redesign your property, learn to

                            Prolonging the Harvest Course

                              Food preservation methods to make the most of your crops and minimize waste Learn how to preserve food with a variety of techniques from freezing

                              Rainwater Course

                                Learn all the ways to slow, sink, spread, and store water on your permaculture property Discover many types of rainwater harvesting system, including

                                Soil and Garden Beds Course

                                  Want to know how you can improve your soil and learn to build garden beds? Discover how soil is made, what it is made from, and how you can improve the soil

                                  Suburban ecoHomestead Design Course

                                    Creatively transforms your suburban property into a thriving abundant sustainable eco-homestead This self-paced Suburban Eco-Homestead Sustainable

                                    Suburban Permaculture Course

                                      Learn how you can permaculture a suburban or urban property Discover planting techniques for a variety of locations in towns and cities from window

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                                      How to Grow Asparagus

                                        Asparagus is a vegetable that belongs to the allium family, which also comprises leeks, onions, chives and shallots. It is native to the Mediterranean

                                        8 Benefits of Trees in Urban Areas

                                          As population growth and the concentration of work in urban areas put more pressure on those areas to provide housing, infrastructure, entertainment

                                          Smart Water Design: Cut Your Water Use in Half

                                            Did you know that harvesting rainwater and reusing greywater can save over 50% of the average American family s household water usage? This is an

                                            8 Things to Consider When Siting a New Property

                                              For many people, applying the principles of permaculture to their property involves redesigning the land to include productive vegetative ecosystems

                                              4 Ways Plants Use Water

                                                Like all life on earth, plants need water to survive and grow. Indeed, like humans, water is the primary element that makes up the structure of plants

                                                11 Beneficial Insect Eating Birds

                                                  In a permaculture garden, balance is the order of the day. A permaculturist is looking to create ecosystems where no one species or type of organism

                                                  9 Vegetables – Harvesting Guide

                                                    Permaculture aims to create the best natural conditions in which to grow edible produce. Gardeners look to provide all the nutrients and water plants need

                                                    Choose Your Flavor of Natural Building

                                                      If you don't like the organic curves of cob walls, you're in luck - you can also choose a modernistic rammed earth material with rectangular edges

                                                      7 Parts of an Apple Tree Guild

                                                        Guild, or companion, planting is one of the fundamental techniques of permaculture gardening. It taps into permaculture ideas such as

                                                        4 Types of Complementary Currencies

                                                          Complementary currency is a term that is gradually becoming more widely known. Indeed, In July 2014, California passed a law that made

                                                          Permaculture Herbs – Culinary and Medicinal Uses

                                                            Herbs are incredibly useful plants for permaculture. They will often grow in small spaces or pots, making them a good option for those with little or no

                                                            Intelligent, Real Transformation: The 12 Permaculture Principles: Part 3

                                                              In the race to create a more sustainable world, we discover that it's the little things that add up to meaningful transformation. The last four

                                                              10 Benefits of Cover Crops

                                                                Cover Crops sometimes called green manures are plants that are used primarily to help improve a location, primarily because of the advantages

                                                                Maximizing Soil Fertility with Soil Improving Plants

                                                                  A mature forest garden is known to create maximum output for minimum effort. Forest gardens also referred to as food forests and know under the umbrella

                                                                  How to Start Seeds Indoors

                                                                    There are several reasons why you might wish to do so. If you live in an area where the winters are long, and so the growing season is relatively

                                                                    Companion Planting: Working Together Always Wins

                                                                      Somehow conventional agriculture decided that planting rows and rows of the same crop stretched out for what seems like miles was the best solution for

                                                                      7 Tips for Growing Citrus Trees

                                                                        Citrus fruits are some of the most versatile crops for use in the kitchen. They can be juiced for drinks or salad dressings, added to fruit salads

                                                                        What is Permaculture? The Foundation: Ethics

                                                                          Design is the first signal of human intention. William McDonough Permaculture is about design from ecological landscapes to everyday tools

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                                                                          Acacia wood chips

                                                                            I have a queston. I can get a lot of acacia wood chips for mulching the soil. Now I heard someone say that the acacia trees and also the wood chips will acidificate the soil. Does anyone know more ...

                                                                            United States of America

                                                                              See if we can start a thread for USA and all collaborate here. I would like to see introductions from my fellow American citizens. It’s hard though to have a conversation all in separate threads….


                                                                                Larry mentions a book at the end of lecture 2 that he says he is using as a text book for the course. Several books were mentioned in the lecture. Which book was he referring to?

                                                                                Hello from the Blood Reserve

                                                                                  I was brought to these courses while researching cobb and strawbale style houses..I’m currently in the planning and saving stage of collecting materials to build completed by this time next year…I would love to be completely off the grid ...

                                                                                  New to the Forum

                                                                                    Just posting to say hello to everyone. Not sure if I’m supposed to start a new thread or add to an existing one, but the topics are already compelling. I’m a retired veterinarian, Master Gardener, Yogi, chicken ...

                                                                                    Bill Mollison's book

                                                                                      I am having problems finding the Bill Mollison book on permaculture design. On Amazon the book was $58, the next day I was going to purchase the book and the price had tripled.

                                                                                      Barnes and Noble book store can not ...

                                                                                      Steps by Steps Details of First Food Forest in Pakistan—–Introductory Part

                                                                                        As I have promised to share my first project with you from start to end. Yesterday on 4th February 2015 I have signed a final agreement to make “First Experimental Food Forest Project” I want to include ...

                                                                                        Fall of man

                                                                                          In the first video, Larry says that nature is perfect, but that little experiment with Humans might not have gone so well.

                                                                                          As a Catholic Christian, I think our view of Humanity fits well with Permaculture.

                                                                                          God created nature perfect. ...

                                                                                          what bill mollison videos jay is showing in lecture #21?

                                                                                            I’ve googled and searched youtube…LOTS of options come up, but I’d really like to follow along with whatever Jay is talking about in lecture #21. Thank You to anyone who can help! Cheers All! 🙂

                                                                                            Removing trees entirely to restart native plant growth? (ex commercial forest)

                                                                                              Similar to Rauls’ post “how to bring back life to a very depleted land??” I am facing a similar riddle.

                                                                                              We bought 10 acres of ex State Forest, in Queensland Australia, that has been slashed 2-3 times per annum for ...

                                                                                              Nitrogen fixing plants for cold climates

                                                                                                Hi guys

                                                                                                I’m trying to plan a food forest for my local community garden and I’m having trouble selecting nitrogen fixing nurse trees that will grow in my area. Advanced casuarinas will work but even most acacias get killed off ...

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