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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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                                      Free Sustainable Living Articles

                                      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

                                        Ways to Feed Your Soil

                                          Soil is the bedrock of any permaculture garden. The quality of your soil will affect the plants you can grow, how well they thrive and the harvest you

                                          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

                                            7 benefits of Doing a Permaculture Design Certificate Course

                                              You re interested in permaculture (you re looking at this site, after all), but perhaps wondering what your next step with it will be. Using

                                              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

                                                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

                                                  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 Bring Permaculture Into the Workplace

                                                      While putting permaculture principles into practice at home is a matter of choice for you and your family, applying them to the workplace can be

                                                      Veganic is the New Permaculture Part 2

                                                        This is an article in response and an update to the previous article I wrote Veganic is the New Permaculture which can be read at the following

                                                        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

                                                          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

                                                            Maximizing Soil Fertility with Soil Improving Plants

                                                              A mature forest garden is known to create maximum output for minimum effort. Forest gardens also referred to as food forests and know under the umbrella

                                                              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

                                                                3 Chemical Elements Essential for Plant Growth

                                                                  Plants need several inputs in order to survive and thrive. Water, of course, is essential, as it is for all living things; a medium in which to grow

                                                                  How to Stack Firewood

                                                                    Having a wood burning stove, an open fireplace or a hydronic heater that uses the energy from burning wood to heat water for use in the home, is an

                                                                    Natural Building Using Cob And Other Natural Materials

                                                                      There are many people who want to build their own homes, inexpensively using natural building materials. Building homes with a mixture of earth (clay)

                                                                      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

                                                                        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

                                                                          Here are some hot discussions in our forums...

                                                                          how to bring back life to a very depleated land????

                                                                            Hi
                                                                            For generations a piece of land in souther spain is been over and over plowed and depleated by monocrop farming( wheat)
                                                                            I’ ve got it recently and I have got the intention the give back to it what ...

                                                                            Bonjour from Quebec

                                                                              Hello everyone,
                                                                              I want to be learn how to apply permaculture principles in a cold climate with a short growing season. I am from zone 4b in Quebec.
                                                                              A bientot!
                                                                              Alise

                                                                              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 🙂

                                                                                Hi from Montreal QC

                                                                                  I’m working on an urban planning degree through that I really got turned on to permaculture and the benefits that it can have for the environment. I thought I was going to have to wait a while to ...

                                                                                  hello from alberta canada!

                                                                                    Hi all! Super excited about this course. I am a designer with an architectural firm and an environmentalisr at heart. I desperately want to help change the world, so here I am…wish me luck.
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                                                                                    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 ...

                                                                                      concrete deck renovations??

                                                                                        Hello,

                                                                                        We have a really terrible concrete deck on the south side of our house. It’s all different levels, falling apart, cracked etc. Very poor work to begin with and about 25 years of freezing winters to seal ...

                                                                                        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. ...

                                                                                          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 ...

                                                                                            A Real Permaculture Enthusiast Needs Real Time Guidance From You All

                                                                                              Hi I am from Pakistan . I have been trying to search permaculture experts in my country for the last three months but I am unable to find any in Pakistan and my circumstances won’t allow me to go ...

                                                                                              Hi from Newcastle

                                                                                                Need to grow our own food

                                                                                                mindmap on Permaculture Design Phase Tools

                                                                                                  Hi all,

                                                                                                  I made a mindmap about Permaculture “design phase” tools and methods as described on the lectures for element/garden analysis. Open to feedback…

                                                                                                  http://mind42.com/public/bb5a458f-e64a-4192-9a53-e8411396b46e

                                                                                                  Hope it helps…:-)

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                                                                                                  I specifically looked to receive the information on the rainwater tanks, and found the download very informative. People who plan to capture water for gardening use would benefit from knowing these options so they can choose the best one. Good to know the materials and more about their usefulness…thank you!

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                                                                                                  To place their asparagus in a jar with 1 inch of water, and covering them with a plastic bag.

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                                                                                                  Your are very complete in your coverage of permaculture and the completeness comes in easily digestible steps.

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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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                                                                                                  This is an awesome site with lots of helpful easy to understand information to help make changes in gardening & living better to improve our environment. I’m so glad to have come across this site.

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                                                                                                  Lots of very interesting information

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