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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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                                      8 Edible Flowers That Fit Permaculture Plot

                                        Flowering plants that don t produce a fruit or vegetable can seem a bit of a luxury in the permaculture garden. Sure, they may look beautiful, but

                                        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

                                          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

                                            7 Advantages of Perennials

                                              Plants come in two main types: annuals and perennials (with the honorable exception of a few plants that last two years, called biennials). Annuals

                                              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

                                                How to Start a Cooperative Business

                                                  A cooperative business is one that is owned and run by its members. These members could be simply a group of individuals who run the company, or constitute

                                                  5 Ways of Propagating Plants

                                                    Propagating plants means creating new plants from existing specimens, and is an important part of permaculture. It means that you can have a

                                                    6 Characteristics of Zone 2

                                                      In the zoning principle that is applied to permaculture garden design, Zone 2 sits just beyond Zone 1, which is the zone containing most of your

                                                      5 Reasons Why GMOs are Terrifyingly Scary

                                                        GMOs genetically modified organisms are taking over the world. Food as we commonly think of it is becoming a thing of the past. Big agri-business

                                                        How to Plan an Orchard

                                                          There are few things finer in life than going out of your house on a summer s morning perhaps holding your child by their hand to pick the

                                                          Healing People and Planet Through Natural Building

                                                            The cob walls of Devonshire, which are formed of clay and straw trodden together by oxen, have been known to last above a century without requiring

                                                            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

                                                              11 Inputs to Help Design Your Site

                                                                When you are looking to start a permaculture garden, one of the first tasks you will need to do is to read your land. By gathering as much information

                                                                Aquaponics: the Drought Resistant Environmentally Consistent Garden Veggie Hydro Show

                                                                  Aquaponics creates an artificial but naturally sustainable means to grow plants and raise fish while using water efficiently. It combines a hydroponic

                                                                  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

                                                                    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

                                                                      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

                                                                        Choose Your Flavor of Natural Building

                                                                          If you don't like the organic curves of cob walls, you're in luck - you can also choose a modernistic rammed earth material with rectangular edges

                                                                          Here are some hot discussions in our forums...

                                                                          Starting a Career in Permaculture

                                                                            Hello,

                                                                            My name is Veronica and Im 24 from Australia. I am absolutely loving this course and I aspire to get into permaculture and buy land and start a permaculture farm. I also wish to travel and teach communities and ...

                                                                            Q&A With Instructors?

                                                                              I’ve been talking with Larry and a couple other teachers about doing regular Q&As on the forums here. Would you all have interest in submitting questions weekly for Larry and others to answer? If so, we can ...

                                                                              Hello from Connecticut

                                                                                Hello,

                                                                                Thank you for putting together this online course for permaculture enthusiasts to take.It lowers the barrier for many people, which cost prohibitive, was not available to many interested people previously. Hopefully eventually, the cost ...

                                                                                Water to store solar electricity

                                                                                  Hi
                                                                                  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
                                                                                  Paul

                                                                                  United States

                                                                                    currently living in the lower 48 looking for everything to give me that edge for when i move to Alaska.

                                                                                    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 ...

                                                                                      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 ...

                                                                                        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 ...

                                                                                          More books and resources

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                                                                                            Sleeping Naked is Green

                                                                                            http://greenasathistle.com/sleeping-naked-is-green/

                                                                                            A Gift for My Daughter by Harry Browne

                                                                                            http://www.harrybrowne.org/articles/GiftDaughter.htm

                                                                                            Marshall Rosenberg
                                                                                            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall_Rosenberg

                                                                                            Rudolf Steiner
                                                                                            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Steiner

                                                                                            Fukuoka and India ...

                                                                                            Hello from South Africa

                                                                                              I am fascinated with Permaculture and been learning as I can bit by bit with videos/articles/forums online. This free course is just wonderful. Thank you so very very much!

                                                                                              I live in the Hartbeespoort area alongside the Crocodile River. 21 ...

                                                                                              design software?

                                                                                                shalom to all u permies~!

                                                                                                ive been fiddeling around for quite a while now with sketchup in order to bring my design to life…. and i feel sooooooooo frustrated because its really challanging to make what i want with ...

                                                                                                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 ...

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