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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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                                      Free Sustainable Living Articles

                                      8 Problems with Palm Oil Production

                                        One of the reasons some people turn to permaculture is a great concern with the impact that modern commercial agricultural practices are having on

                                        How to Grow Swiss Chard

                                          Despite its name, Swiss chard is not native to Switzerland it takes its moniker from the fact that it was identified and categorized by a Swiss

                                          How to Start a Community Garden

                                            Permaculture puts forward the idea that working in harmony with nature and maximizing the possibilities for growing our own food can have a

                                            6 Reasons Why Good Ventilation is Essential for Greenhouses

                                              At its most basic level, a greenhouse absorbs sunlight inside the structure, making for warmer growing conditions than those outside. A greenhouse can

                                              How to Graft Fruit Trees

                                                Grafting is a technique that allows you to combine a cutting from one tree with the rootstock of another. This can be useful to continue to get a

                                                5 Reasons for Rewilding

                                                  Rewilding is an ecological idea that is gradually gaining traction within environmental circles, and it bears significant comparison with some

                                                  How to Grow Plums

                                                    Plums are a valuable addition to a suitable permaculture plot, as their fruit can be eaten fresh, are ideal for baking, and plum trees typically provide

                                                    Healing People and Planet Through Natural Building

                                                      The cob walls of Devonshire, which are formed of clay and straw trodden together by oxen, have been known to last above a century without requiring

                                                      Drought! Permaculture - When the Rain Stops Falling

                                                        It seems to me that when summer comes there are many plans we all have for our gardens. Some things are going in the ground, others are being harvested

                                                        Sustainable Evolution: The 12 Permaculture Principles: Part 1

                                                          One of the most amazing aspects about the 12 permaculture principles is that they can be adapted and applied anywhere. Literally. Permaculturists have

                                                          How to Map Your Plot

                                                            When first looking to apply permaculture principles and design to a property, one of the most useful tools you can have at hand is a detailed map of the

                                                            3 Types of Aquaponics Systems

                                                              Aquaponics is a system of cultivation that is starting to become much better known, both in terms of commercial agricultural production and the smaller

                                                              How to Grow Apricots

                                                                Apricots that are eaten directly from a tree your have grown are considerably tastier than any available in the supermarket. Perhaps the achievement

                                                                6 Common House Problems – and How to Solve Them

                                                                  Few properties are perfectly adaptable to all local climatic conditions that it experiences. A house that is just the right temperature in both summer

                                                                  Why Business Ecosystems Can Expand Our Impact

                                                                    There is incredible power in working together with people from different fields of expertise, united by common values. Expanding the permaculture community

                                                                    Top 10 Companion Plants

                                                                      Spring is finally here, and with it, planting season. Before buying ineffective, expensive and harmful chemical pesticides or fertilizers, try some

                                                                      How Cities Are Changing Our Food

                                                                        As a city girl I had whole heartedly embraced the fast pace modern lifestyle of shopping, cocktail time and lying on the beach as a weekly routine. I

                                                                        10 Beneficial Spider Species in the USA

                                                                          When we talk about microorganisms and insects in the garden, it is quite easy to overlook one type of animal that is not actually an insect. Belonging to

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                                                                          hello from alberta canada!

                                                                            Hi all! Super excited about this course. I am a designer with an architectural firm and an environmentalisr at heart. I desperately want to help change the world, so here I am…wish me luck.

                                                                            plant guilds

                                                                              Dear all,
                                                                              I was surprised to find no posts on guilds. What plants work better together. May be I was looking at wrong spot, if so, please send me right way. My situation is following: I planted several fruit ...

                                                                              Anyone else from Cincinnati, OHIO?

                                                                                Hi. This is an awesome opportunity that I receive with great gratitude. Hope to find some kindred spirits to start a sustainable community.

                                                                                sewage treatment options for a small town

                                                                                  Looking for inspiration. I live in a small town of around 6000. The town council needs to expand the capacity of our sewage treatment facility, which disposes to stream most of the year. We’ve just bought a farm next ...

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                                                                                    Hey Guys, From Nor Cal!

                                                                                      Hey, I’m really into cooking, and anything to do with food, and I believe that the world needs to re think how it eats, and how it produces food. I’m also a do it yourselfer, because learning how to ...

                                                                                      Booklist Thread

                                                                                        Sometimes I have to rewind the video and guess at the names of the books being discussed when they are not ones I have already read.

                                                                                        Here are some of the authors I have heard mentioned so far and ...

                                                                                        how to bring back life to a very depleated land????

                                                                                          For generations a piece of land in souther spain is been over and over plowed and depleated by monocrop farming( wheat)
                                                                                          I’ ve got it recently and I have got the intention the give back to it what ...

                                                                                          Greetings from Edmonton

                                                                                            Interested in sustainable living, gardening and increasing yield.

                                                                                            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 ...


                                                                                                I have a few questions on chickens from video two. I have heard some say that nobody has ever really built a chicken greenhouse; that it is just a myth perpetuated by permaculture writers who have never actually done ...

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                                                                                                Brief, but very accurate, informative article about composting human waste! Good intro for someone considering a composting toilet.


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                                                                                                I specifically looked to receive the information on the rainwater tanks, and found the download very informative. People who plan to capture water for gardening use would benefit from knowing these options so they can choose the best one. Good to know the materials and more about their usefulness…thank you!



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                                                                                                Based on just one download, asparagus, I would say the info presented is simple enough for a beginning sustainable practitioner to follow.



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