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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

        Communication Course

          Communicate to collaborate learn how to make positivity and mindfulness the guiding principles of your conversations Discover how to interact with others

          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 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

                    Mediation Course

                      Learn how to move from conflict to collaboration advanced communication techniques to consistently create positive connectionMake mindfulness your

                      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

                          Nutrition Course

                            Eat, feel, and live better. Learn how food affects your body, how to eat plants and feel greatGain an understanding of what effect different types of food

                            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

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                                      5 Reasons for Rewilding

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

                                        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

                                          6 Mass Extinctions

                                            There is a growing school of scientific thought that the Earth is in the middle of the sixth great extinction event in its history. A mass extinction

                                            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

                                              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 Permaculture Ideas for Renters

                                                  Permaculture is for everyone. It is one of the best ways of producing food, minimizing our impact upon the planet, and moving towards a

                                                  The Best Herbs for Composting

                                                    Want to get even more nutrients into your compost? Well, consider adding herbs. Of course, herbs won t form the majority of your compost pile, but are

                                                    4 Methods of Rainwater Harvesting

                                                      It can be easy to take rainwater for granted, particularly if you live in a temperate or tropical climate where drought is a rare event. But we need to

                                                      7 Forms of Community Gardening

                                                        Permaculture is much more than the design, cultivation and harvesting of edible crops although that is an important part of it. It also proposes new

                                                        Honoring Decentralization in Green City Design

                                                          It s exciting to think about a lush green metropolis catered to urban citizens, but it s also important to take a good approach, particularly one based

                                                          5 Functions of Soils

                                                            Soil is amazing. It is the medium in which much plant and animal life depends. It is also a dynamic system, changing according to the environmental

                                                            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

                                                              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

                                                                How to Make a No Dig Bed

                                                                  One of the most immediately striking ways in terms of practical activity that permaculture gardening differs from common gardening and agricultural

                                                                  11 Functions of Trees

                                                                    Trees are integral parts of most permaculture designs. They are also an incredibly important part of the global ecosystem. One of the reasons that

                                                                    6 Problems with Monoculture Farming

                                                                      Permaculture gardening promotes biodiversity. It seeks to maximize the number of productive species of plant within a plot, not only to offer the gardener

                                                                      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

                                                                        5 Elements of Healthy Soil Composition

                                                                          Good, healthy soil is essential for any permaculture garden. As the growing medium for your plants, it is the foundation on which everything else is based

                                                                          Here are some hot discussions in our forums...

                                                                          when to split wood now or later?

                                                                            Hello! We’ve just had two trees felled (poplar and spruce) and we are hoping to at least burn what we can in our wood stove–the rest will be used in our planting beds (at least for the poplar)

                                                                            We’re ...

                                                                            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 ...

                                                                              Hi from Newcastle

                                                                                Need to grow our own food

                                                                                Hi from Georgetown TX

                                                                                  Hi all!

                                                                                  My husband, son and I are just north of Austin. We’ve got 3 raised beds … 20 chickens or so, a small riding stable. a couple water collectors behind the barn.

                                                                                  We flail around a bit! ...

                                                                                  school gardening and urban agriculture

                                                                                    i am jet orbida from binalbagan, negros occidental. my dreams are SCHOOL VEGETABLE GARDENING and URBAN AGRICULTURE. the phils is rich in natural resources. it’s taken for granted that’s why school children should be encouraged to plant for them ...

                                                                                    Ants in the Garden

                                                                                      I recently joined this course (yesterday; I’ve only watched the first lecture so far) and I liked the idea of living to help the environment around. To live with the thinking that nature isn’t just a grab bag resource ...

                                                                                      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 ...

                                                                                        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.

                                                                                          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. ...

                                                                                            Water to store solar electricity

                                                                                              Has anyone got practical experience in pumping water up hill using abundent solar energy and running it back down through a small turbine at night?
                                                                                              Thanks heaps

                                                                                              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 ...

                                                                                                Hi from Davis, California

                                                                                                  Hello from sunny California. We live in Davis, which is in the central valley near Sacramento, inland from San Francisco. We are in the middle of a permaculture redesign of our suburban lot… the entire front yard ...

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