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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

                                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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                                      7 Tips for Creating a Garden to Attract Wildlife

                                        Permaculture systems work with nature and give value to all parts of it. While producing edible crops is one of the main focuses of any permaculture

                                        5 Tips for Composting Toilets

                                          According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American family of four uses 400 gallons of water in the home and garden per day. Of

                                          How Businesses Can Be a Transformative Force for Good

                                            Changemakers often see business as a plundering, predatory force with nothing but profit on their minds, leaving to the wayside all sense of humanity

                                            How to Start a Small Produce Business

                                              If you cultivate more food than you and your family can consume perhaps due to a glut at harvest time, or because plants have proved more prolific

                                              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

                                                10 Beneficial Spider Species in the USA

                                                  When we talk about microorganisms and insects in the garden, it is quite easy to overlook one type of animal that is not actually an insect. Belonging to

                                                  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

                                                    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

                                                      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

                                                        7 Types of Growing Beds

                                                          Types Of Growing Beds In Permaculture Garden How you organize your permaculture garden will depend upon the analysis your have done of your site

                                                          9 Edible Weeds

                                                            Weeds have long been the bane of traditional gardener s lives. Invasive, unsightly and tenacious, they required a lot of effort to get rid of and

                                                            7 Permaculture Ideas for Renters

                                                              Permaculture is for everyone. It is one of the best ways of producing food, minimizing our impact upon the planet, and moving towards a

                                                              How to Choose a Wind Turbine

                                                                Wind power is one of the fastest-growing sectors of energy production on the planet. Even though the burning of fossil fuels still dominates the

                                                                12 Things Not to Put in Your Permaculture Compost Pile

                                                                  Compost is one of the permaculture gardener s most potent tools. It recycles "waste" from the garden and the home and turns it into a material rich

                                                                  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

                                                                    5 Types of Rainwater Tank

                                                                      If you can afford to, installing a rainwater tank is a good idea not just for permaculturists (although it does correspond very neatly with

                                                                      Why Forest Gardens Are Amazing

                                                                        Forest gardens are truly incredible things. Forests are like nature s own version of a permaculture system, being self-sustaining, diverse and productive

                                                                        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

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