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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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                                      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

                                        7 Vegetables You Can Harvest in Winter

                                          We tend to think of plants developing their edible crops in the spring and summer. This seems intuitive given that spring is associated with new life

                                          Honoring Decentralization in Green City Design

                                            It s exciting to think about a lush green metropolis catered to urban citizens, but it s also important to take a good approach, particularly one based

                                            9 Ways to Save Water in the Garden

                                              Water is one of the most precious resources we have. Literally the source of life, if nourishes us, the planet and all of nature, including the food we

                                              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

                                                5 Elements of Healthy Soil Composition

                                                  Good, healthy soil is essential for any permaculture garden. As the growing medium for your plants, it is the foundation on which everything else is based

                                                  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

                                                    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

                                                      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

                                                        11 Functions of Trees

                                                          Trees are integral parts of most permaculture designs. They are also an incredibly important part of the global ecosystem. One of the reasons that

                                                          Top 10 Reasons to Consider Circular Beds

                                                            Circular planting beds have become almost a signature part of permaculture garden design. Typically constructed with a keyhole path for access, they

                                                            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

                                                              6 Sources of Renewable Energy

                                                                Ninety seven percent of scientists agree that man-made climate change is a real and present danger to the health of the planet. The emissions produced by

                                                                How to Graft Fruit Trees

                                                                  Grafting is a technique that allows you to combine a cutting from one tree with the rootstock of another. This can be useful to continue to get a

                                                                  6 Properties of Soil

                                                                    Having a good understanding of the soil on your permaculture plot is key to making it productive. The soil, as the medium in which plants grow, is the

                                                                    How to Grow Walnuts

                                                                      It is often claimed that walnuts were one of the first food crops to be cultivated by human beings. Their history is certainly a long one, with its

                                                                      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

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                                                                          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 ...

                                                                            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 ...

                                                                              plant guilds

                                                                                Dear all,
                                                                                I was surprised to find no posts on guilds. What plants work better together. May be I was looking at wrong spot, if so, please send me right way. My situation is following: I planted several fruit ...

                                                                                what bill mollison videos jay is showing in lecture #21?

                                                                                  I’ve googled and searched youtube…LOTS of options come up, but I’d really like to follow along with whatever Jay is talking about in lecture #21. Thank You to anyone who can help! Cheers All! 🙂

                                                                                  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 ...

                                                                                    Fall of man

                                                                                      In the first video, Larry says that nature is perfect, but that little experiment with Humans might not have gone so well.

                                                                                      As a Catholic Christian, I think our view of Humanity fits well with Permaculture.

                                                                                      God created nature perfect. ...

                                                                                      Hello from Northern Az

                                                                                        Hello to All,

                                                                                        My name is Baya and I live on the Navajo Nation in the Northern part of Arizona. I am married and we have a beautiful 7 month old baby girl. We operate an off grid Bed ...

                                                                                        Fukuoka

                                                                                          Has anyone else read The One-Straw Revolution? I just picked it up and am thoroughly enjoying it and I’m only in the introduction.

                                                                                          Hello from Wilmore, KY

                                                                                            Hiya,

                                                                                            I am Love, and I have been gardening since I could toddle out to my dad’s garden and hold a hose. I went on to learn tree trimming as a teenager, then got a degree in Biology. ...

                                                                                            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

                                                                                              Hi from Georgetown TX

                                                                                                Hi all!

                                                                                                My husband, son and I are just north of Austin. We’ve got 3 raised beds … 20 chickens or so, a small riding stable. a couple water collectors behind the barn.

                                                                                                We flail around a bit! ...

                                                                                                What are some Zone 5 unusual edibles?

                                                                                                  I am looking for various, delicious fruits and vegetables for zone 5 climate range. Specifically, plants that do not need to be brought inside during winter months. Thanks a lot : )

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