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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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                                      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 Attract Bats to Garden

                                          Apart from the obvious exception of owls, most bird species are active during the day. But many insect species are nocturnal, and pests can damage crops

                                          6 Tips for Creating More Edges

                                            The edge effect is one of the major facets in permaculture design. Indeed, it is the tenth in David Holmgren s list of underlying principles. It is

                                            5 Tips for Composting Toilets

                                              According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American family of four uses 400 gallons of water in the home and garden per day. Of

                                              Designing Ecologically Thriving Cities Changes Everything

                                                While often seen as areas of major pollution, cities can also be highly beneficial to the environment when people are concentrated in a smaller

                                                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

                                                  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

                                                    9 Goat Species for a Permaculture Plot

                                                      Keeping livestock is a big step for many permaculturists, but also an incredible rewarding challenge. Raising animals for meat, milk or simply as

                                                      8 Benefits of Trees in Urban Areas

                                                        As population growth and the concentration of work in urban areas put more pressure on those areas to provide housing, infrastructure, entertainment

                                                        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

                                                          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

                                                            5 Factors That Affect Microclimates

                                                              Across a permaculture site, there are few things that are uniform. With biodiversity and the maximization of edge key principles in permaculture gardening

                                                              9 Tips to Reduce Your Food Miles

                                                                Food miles essentially refer to the distance that the food you buy has traveled from the producer so that it is available in the shop in which you are

                                                                Synthesizing Sustainable Communities Through Appropriate Technology

                                                                  What if technology could be built for the very purpose of serving people and planet, as opposed to profit and the image of modernity? These days we ve

                                                                  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

                                                                    Smart Water Design: Cut Your Water Use in Half

                                                                      Did you know that harvesting rainwater and reusing greywater can save over 50% of the average American family s household water usage? This is an

                                                                      Good Sustainable Design Can Save the World

                                                                        Sustainable living has progressed from basic recycling and conservation to innovative technologies and designs. Sustainable design has already exploded on

                                                                        8 Steps to Create a Raised Keyhole Bed

                                                                          Along with the herb spiral, keyhole beds are often among the first permaculture design methods that a student becomes familiar with. They are often used

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                                                                                          Rehabilitating toxic / arsenic laden soils

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                                                                                            Introduction from the Philippines

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                                                                                              Nitrogen fixing plants for cold climates

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