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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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                                      Free Sustainable Living Articles

                                      What's Good for the Planet is Great for Business Profit

                                        Many companies have begun focusing their efforts on sustainable business practices in the last few years. Green business is no longer just a fashionable

                                        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

                                          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

                                            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

                                              How to Save Energy in the Kitchen

                                                It is often said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. It is where the food that satisfies and sustains families is prepared, and is often the room

                                                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

                                                  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

                                                    How to Spot Common Plant Diseases

                                                      A permaculture plot that is designed and maintained in harmony with nature should remain fairly disease-free. With the right sort of companion planting

                                                      7 Tips for Reducing Food Waste

                                                        Each year, millions of tons of food are simply thrown away by consumers. More often than not, this food goes into landfill sites, producing no benefit

                                                        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 Grow Plums

                                                            Plums are a valuable addition to a suitable permaculture plot, as their fruit can be eaten fresh, are ideal for baking, and plum trees typically provide

                                                            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

                                                              How to Grow Asparagus

                                                                Asparagus is a vegetable that belongs to the allium family, which also comprises leeks, onions, chives and shallots. It is native to the Mediterranean

                                                                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

                                                                  7 Ideas for Urban Permaculture

                                                                    When one thinks about food production, it is a natural inclination to imagine a rural scene. Fields, forests, orchards and farms are the most likely

                                                                    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

                                                                      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

                                                                        8 Tips to Increase Yield from Your Garden Beds

                                                                          Permaculture seeks to maximize the yield from a cultivated plot. Without compromising the health of the plants, the soil or the animal life that is

                                                                          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 ...


                                                                              I live in southern Nevada where there is VERY little rain and it gets really really HOT in the summer time. One of the things I’ve recently come across in my own research in how to water plants ...

                                                                              Gardening in Saudi Arabia, Challenges and Solutions


                                                                                Welcome to this discussion aimed at helping residents of arid regions in the MIddle East like Saudi Arabia, get by with their gardening using whatever limited resources and unique conditions they are in.

                                                                                Our greatest challenge are:

                                                                                1. Sandy ...

                                                                                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 ...

                                                                                  Anyone else working on a design project??

                                                                                    I was wondering if anyone else working on a design project would like to exchange ideas, links, progress, images, processes etc. I’m currently working on a project on my own property which I’m thinking of presenting on ...

                                                                                    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 ...


                                                                                        Tell me about your dream system?

                                                                                        Sending you guys some Green Love from South Africa!

                                                                                          Hello all you fellow Green lovers! A quick meet and greet from my side: I am a 27 year old female living in SA and my dream is to Open a fully Sustainable Eco-Backpackers in the next 3 years, ...

                                                                                          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 ...

                                                                                            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 ...

                                                                                              Anthropomorphization and Irony

                                                                                                I enjoyed the irony of this moment in the fourth lecture on principles:

                                                                                                Minute 25: “What nature wants to do with bare ground is cover it up, immediately. so it’s going to use whatever plant is available. Cover it up. ...

                                                                                                Hello from the Philippines!

                                                                                                  Hello! I am very much interested in sustainable living using the principles of permaculture. I would like to see more people caring for the environment. I started out first with waste segregation which led me to composting, vermicomposting, bokashi ...

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                                                                                                  Based on just one download, asparagus, I would say the info presented is simple enough for a beginning sustainable practitioner to follow.



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