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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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                                      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

                                        7 Tips for Greywater Use

                                          At its simplest, a greywater system takes water that has been used in household cleaning tasks and diverts it for use on the permaculture garden. When

                                          7 Benefits of Growing Food in Cities

                                            The World Health Organization reported that in 2014, more than half of the total population of the planet lived in urban areas. While there are

                                            What if Cities Could Feed the World?

                                              When we think about food and farming, it s easy to imagine a bucolic setting of rural pastures, far removed from the busy hum and thrum of city life

                                              5 Types of Manure for Your Permaculture Garden

                                                Manure can be a very valuable addition to your permaculture garden. As part of compost or mulch, it can add lots of beneficial nutrients to the soil, as

                                                Transforming the Planet’s Waste Stream Into a Resource Stream

                                                  Re-Imagining Garbage The problem isn t trash itself. It s our concept of what belongs in the trashcan, and our concept of throwing it away. There

                                                  Fish Species Suitable for Aquaponics System

                                                    Aquaponics systems are becoming more and more popular as additions to permaculture gardens. In fact, they are becoming increasingly important in the

                                                    How to Grow Strawberries

                                                      There are many reasons to make strawberries a part of the design for your permaculture plot. Not only do they taste great even when eaten straight

                                                      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

                                                        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

                                                          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

                                                            7 Typical Components of a Guild

                                                              Guilds really are great. These interconnected systems of plants and animals are clear demonstrations of how nature achieves balance and harmony. Taking

                                                              13 Reasons to Establish a Home Permaculture Food Garden

                                                                Starting a permaculture garden at home is possible even if you don t have much space. Even a relatively small plot of land can produce a variety of

                                                                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

                                                                  8 Animals and the Plants That Repel Them

                                                                    Just like a natural ecosystem, a permaculture design should always be looking to achieve balance. Establishing biodiversity is one way of doing this

                                                                    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

                                                                      4 Alternatives to Dairy Milk

                                                                        Many permaculturists chose to keep goats, sheep and even cattle, not for the meat yield they provide, but for the milk. This is of course a good way

                                                                        6 Sources of Renewable Energy

                                                                          Ninety seven percent of scientists agree that man-made climate change is a real and present danger to the health of the planet. The emissions produced by

                                                                          Here are some hot discussions in our forums...

                                                                          Hello from Ohio, soon to be Florida

                                                                            I am very excited about this course. I have been reading a lot and trying to learn as much as I can. I am moving to Florida next summer and I am hoping to implement these principles into ...

                                                                            Hi from Newcastle

                                                                              Need to grow our own food

                                                                              Sheet mulching/cardboard ink

                                                                                Cardboard is meant to be really good in sheet mulching. I’m just about to do some of it in my backyard but I’m concerned about the ink in the text written on the cardboard(heavy metals/general chemicals). Does anyone knows ...

                                                                                Tasmanian introductions

                                                                                  Hi There,

                                                                                  My name is Tik and I just joined a couple days ago. Thought it might be good to have a place for Tassie peeps to introduce themselves, save wading through all the post looking for other locals. ...

                                                                                  Anita from Islamabad Pakistan

                                                                                    Hi I am Anita from Australia living in Pakistan – I am abit obsessed with food security and clean water availability as they are already serious issues here in Paksitan.

                                                                                    I have a friend who did a permaculture course ...

                                                                                    G'day mate

                                                                                      Hi I am Trent.

                                                                                      From Australia obviously.
                                                                                      I don’t really say g’day mate normally but thought that’s how an Aussie should introduce himself to the world 🙂

                                                                                      More books and resources

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                                                                                        Sleeping Naked is Green

                                                                                        http://greenasathistle.com/sleeping-naked-is-green/

                                                                                        A Gift for My Daughter by Harry Browne

                                                                                        http://www.harrybrowne.org/articles/GiftDaughter.htm

                                                                                        Marshall Rosenberg
                                                                                        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall_Rosenberg

                                                                                        Rudolf Steiner
                                                                                        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Steiner

                                                                                        Fukuoka and India ...

                                                                                        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 ...

                                                                                          Q&A With Instructors?

                                                                                            I’ve been talking with Larry and a couple other teachers about doing regular Q&As on the forums here. Would you all have interest in submitting questions weekly for Larry and others to answer? If so, we can ...

                                                                                            Maria, Lisboa – Objectivo: Rede de permacultura em Portugal

                                                                                              Olá! QUe bom ver tanta gente interessada nesta abordagem à agricultura em Portugal.
                                                                                              O meu background é em Economia do Desenvolvimento e especializei-me em Administração e Planeamento para o Desenvolvimento, pela University College London, no Reino Unido, onde também ...

                                                                                              Chickens

                                                                                                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 ...

                                                                                                Introduction

                                                                                                  Hello from Canada,
                                                                                                  After general science study, I tried architecture (cause I’ve like to get optimal design for many years) but the focus was on the appearance and my interest was on utility and landscape design. Therefore, I tried ...

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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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