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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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                                      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 to Attract Dragonflies to Your Plot

                                          Dragonflies are one of the most beautiful insects to visit the permaculture plot. The symmetry of their two pairs of wings, the coloration on their

                                          How to Start a Small Produce Business

                                            If you cultivate more food than you and your family can consume perhaps due to a glut at harvest time, or because plants have proved more prolific

                                            Ways to Slow Water Down

                                              Water is a precious resource. Some estimates put the number of people on Earth who already suffer from a shortage of water at 1 billion, and with

                                              12 Beneficial Insects for Your Permaculture Plot

                                                Insects are the most numerous type of animal on the planet. With tens of thousands of different species and billions of individuals alive at any one

                                                7 Vegetables You Can Harvest in Winter

                                                  We tend to think of plants developing their edible crops in the spring and summer. This seems intuitive given that spring is associated with new life

                                                  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

                                                    8 Varieties of Cucumber to Grow

                                                      Cucumbers are a great summer vegetable crop. Their crisp, cool flavour and relatively high water content mean that picking a rips cucumber from the vine on

                                                      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

                                                        8 Fruits Harvesting Guide

                                                          There are few more satisfying activities on the permaculture plot than eating ripe fruit directly from the plant. Plucking a apple from the bough of a tree

                                                          4 Ways Soil Gets Abused

                                                            In the modern world soil is continually coming under attack. That might sound alarmist, but the fact that it isn t on the front page of the

                                                            5 Types of Composting Method

                                                              Compost is one of the most energy efficient and green ways of improving the quality of the soil on a permaculture plot. It avoids wastage by

                                                              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

                                                                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

                                                                  5 Friendly Neighborhood Weeds

                                                                    There might be some weeds growing in your garden right now that you didn t know were actually really useful. Try giving them a second chance before you

                                                                    How Stacking Functions Can Improve Yields and Reduce Work

                                                                      Companion planting is based on the idea of another permaculture concept stacking functions. Every element (read: plant, animal, mineral, etc)

                                                                      6 Reasons Why Comfrey Is an Amazing Permaculture Plant

                                                                        Comfrey is a fairly humble looking plant. It has large hairy green leaves and small bell-shaped flowers, typically colored either purple or white

                                                                        Empowered By Nature: The 12 Permaculture Principles: Part 2

                                                                          Embracing nature s cycles of evolutionary feedback allows us to optimize and harmonize our own design systems. In Part 1, we covered the first

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                                                                          Creating a Permaculture Group for Philippines

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                                                                            Does harvesting rainwater keep water away from rivers?

                                                                              I’ve been trying to find scientific evidence to support the idea of keeping resources on your property. What about the guy downstream? What if he wants to build a food forest but you are keeping the water from running ...

                                                                              Passive solar building

                                                                                It’s 104 degrees F (41 C) in our town today. I am so grateful that our house runs north/south. I can’t stress enough how vital this is. We are in the southern hemisphere and the living area at the ...

                                                                                Permaculture music

                                                                                  Hi there, I’m just listening to a great CD that is based on the principles of permaculture. It’s called “Permaculture: A rhymer’s manual” and is by Formidable Vegetable Sound System. I use it to reinforce what I teach kids ...

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                                                                                          My name is Baya and I live on the Navajo Nation in the Northern part of Arizona. I am married and we have a beautiful 7 month old baby girl. We operate an off grid Bed ...

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                                                                                            Need to grow our own food

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

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                                                                                              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 ...

                                                                                              manure

                                                                                                hi interested to hear in lecture 52 urban permaculture around 40 minutes in – if everyone was to become organic we would not have enough manure

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