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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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                                      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

                                        8 Things to Consider When Siting a New Property

                                          For many people, applying the principles of permaculture to their property involves redesigning the land to include productive vegetative ecosystems

                                          5 Methods of Natural Pest Management

                                            In permaculture design, we are always looking for natural ways to solve problems. So, for instance, if we detect a lack of nitrogen in the soil, we

                                            5 Friendly Forrest Fellas

                                              Following plant life, animals in a permaculture garden are necessary for the ecosystem to flourish. They keep pests in check, pollinate flowers

                                              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

                                                8 Animals and the Plants That Repel Them

                                                  Just like a natural ecosystem, a permaculture design should always be looking to achieve balance. Establishing biodiversity is one way of doing this

                                                  How Stacking Functions Can Improve Yields and Reduce Work

                                                    Companion planting is based on the idea of another permaculture concept stacking functions. Every element (read: plant, animal, mineral, etc)

                                                    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

                                                      Be the Sustainable Change You Seek in the World

                                                        Sustainability is the balancing of social, economic and ecological needs, without excess to one over the other, ensuring that the world's resources will

                                                        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

                                                          Graywater - Learn How to Design Water Reuse Systems

                                                            Graywater is created by bathing, doing laundry or washing dishes. It is water that is not clean, but is also not sewage. It contains some dirt and

                                                            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

                                                              5 Categories of Plants for Ponds

                                                                A pond is a very beneficial feature to incorporate into a permaculture property. Water ecosystems are very productive and ponds provide an opportunity

                                                                12 Beneficial Insects for Your Permaculture Plot

                                                                  Insects are the most numerous type of animal on the planet. With tens of thousands of different species and billions of individuals alive at any one

                                                                  4 Ways Soil Gets Abused

                                                                    In the modern world soil is continually coming under attack. That might sound alarmist, but the fact that it isn t on the front page of the

                                                                    7 Reasons Not to Eat Cage Eggs

                                                                      Anyone who keeps chickens on their permaculture ploy knows what delightful animals they can be. Different species have their own character traits

                                                                      11 Beneficial Insect Eating Birds

                                                                        In a permaculture garden, balance is the order of the day. A permaculturist is looking to create ecosystems where no one species or type of organism

                                                                        How to Harness Energy From the City in Innovative Ways

                                                                          Cities are often described in terms that evoke the idea of energy. People talk about tem as engines of growth , as the motors of modern life

                                                                          Here are some hot discussions in our forums...

                                                                          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 ...

                                                                            Hey Guys, From Nor Cal!

                                                                              Hey, I’m really into cooking, and anything to do with food, and I believe that the world needs to re think how it eats, and how it produces food. I’m also a do it yourselfer, because learning how to ...

                                                                              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 ...

                                                                                any more permies in France?

                                                                                  Hi!

                                                                                  I just discovered in another thread that I’m not the only one in this forum in France–I thought I’d ask if there was anyone else out there. . .

                                                                                  It would be great to exchange ideas–for example, sometimes the guilds ...

                                                                                  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

                                                                                    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. ...

                                                                                      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 ...

                                                                                        manure

                                                                                          hi interested to hear in lecture 52 urban permaculture around 40 minutes in – if everyone was to become organic we would not have enough manure

                                                                                          ok this was a conversation i was have with local distributors and remembering all ...

                                                                                          Hi from Newcastle

                                                                                            Need to grow our own food

                                                                                            Introduction

                                                                                              Hello from Missouri,
                                                                                              I listen to The Survival Podcast and have become very interested in permaculture. I am retired and want to grow my own food and become self-sufficient. Thank you for allowing me to participate in this program. ...

                                                                                              Backyard Soil/sand question

                                                                                                Hi everyone, i have a question, since i am a beginning permaculturalist…. i’ve just started designing and working on my backgarden paradise plan, and i have a question regarding soil….maybe somebody has the answer for me?
                                                                                                i just moved ...

                                                                                                Does harvesting rainwater keep water away from rivers?

                                                                                                  I’ve been trying to find scientific evidence to support the idea of keeping resources on your property. What about the guy downstream? What if he wants to build a food forest but you are keeping the water from running ...

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