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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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                                      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

                                        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

                                          Composting 101: The Missing Link in LIFE

                                            Did you know that compost can not only be used to fertilize your garden soil, but can also be used to control soil erosion, suppress plant disease

                                            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

                                              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

                                                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

                                                  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

                                                    5 Friendly Forrest Fellas

                                                      Following plant life, animals in a permaculture garden are necessary for the ecosystem to flourish. They keep pests in check, pollinate flowers

                                                      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

                                                        Earthships, Straw Bale Homes & Biodomes

                                                          Have you always wanted to live in an earthship? How about a straw bale house? Whether you have a great deal of knowledge about these different styles of

                                                          5 Categories of Plants for Ponds

                                                            A pond is a very beneficial feature to incorporate into a permaculture property. Water ecosystems are very productive and ponds provide an opportunity

                                                            10 Reasons Why Guild Planting is Amazing

                                                              Guild planting has so many benefits for your permaculture garden. By growing certain species together, you increase the chances of having a

                                                              7 Types of Growing Beds

                                                                Types Of Growing Beds In Permaculture Garden How you organize your permaculture garden will depend upon the analysis your have done of your site

                                                                How to Espalier Fruit Trees

                                                                  The term espaliering refers to the training of a tree so that it grows flat. Often this means growing against a wall, but it can also involve training the

                                                                  How to Grow Soya Beans

                                                                    Soya beans may seem like an exotic vegetable to consider planting in your permaculture plot, and its origins in South East Asia would suggest that it is

                                                                    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

                                                                      Want Carbon in Your Soil? Add Mycorrhizae!

                                                                        Most of what we thought we knew about soil carbon sequestration could be wrong, according to the results of a study published early of 2013. Any novice

                                                                        Five Threats to Global Biodiversity

                                                                          One of the key principles that underpin all permaculture design is the effort to increase the biodiversity of a site. Biodiversity essentially refers to

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                                                                          Hugelkulture logistics

                                                                            I realize there are many different styles and variations of hugelkulture beds.

                                                                            I was wondering how long they take to congeal into a single unit on average where one really sees the benefits and beauty.

                                                                            Also, how long, then, does it ...

                                                                            Maple tree canopy…food forest?

                                                                              I have a 100+ year old farmstead that has HUGE old maples in the yard. I just started the course, but wanted to start thinking about things I can add this spring. I have no understory….just maples to grass. ...

                                                                              Backyard Soil/sand question

                                                                                Hi everyone, i have a question, since i am a beginning permaculturalist…. i’ve just started designing and working on my backgarden paradise plan, and i have a question regarding soil….maybe somebody has the answer for me?
                                                                                i just moved ...

                                                                                Advice on Dwarf Fruit Trees

                                                                                  Hey, everyone!

                                                                                  I’m very excited to be taking the course!

                                                                                  I am only 6 lectures into the Design Fundamentals, but I have a planting situation that needs to be figured out before I’ll be able to finsh the class, so I ...

                                                                                  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 ...

                                                                                    Hello from South-Eastern France

                                                                                      Hi! I am a recent transplant to France (born in San Diego, grew up in SoCal and went to University in Washington State).

                                                                                      My husband and I purchased a home about 2 years ago in a rural area, which ...

                                                                                      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 ...

                                                                                        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 ...

                                                                                          Old bathtubs

                                                                                            We have three old bathtubs on our property. I thought of using them as small ponds but the sides are too slick and steep. Does anyone thinks they would be put to good use as sunken garden ...

                                                                                            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 ...

                                                                                              "textbook"

                                                                                                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?

                                                                                                biochar?

                                                                                                  Is adding inorganic carbon to soil as beneficial as the proponents claim
                                                                                                  a note on the term organic as used from a chemists point of view Organic means carbon bond to hydrogen inorganic is carbon that has ...

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