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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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                                      How to Grow Fruit Trees in Containers

                                        Firstly, growing fruit trees in containers is a great option for permaculture gardeners who are short on space. They may not have garden beds with

                                        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

                                          8 Chemical Elements in Soil

                                            There are a wide variety of chemical elements that go to make up soils. Some are detrimental to plants if present in too high a quantity such as

                                            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

                                              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 Types of Complementary Currencies

                                                  Complementary currency is a term that is gradually becoming more widely known. Indeed, In July 2014, California passed a law that made

                                                  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

                                                    6 Common House Problems – and How to Solve Them

                                                      Few properties are perfectly adaptable to all local climatic conditions that it experiences. A house that is just the right temperature in both summer

                                                      Renewable Energy is Here - Solar Energy Prices Are Hitting The Floor

                                                        Solar Energy - Past, Present And Future Who knew in just one decade solar energy would become a leading source of renewable energy? Two states, California

                                                        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 Do a 4-Bed Crop Rotation

                                                            Crop rotation is a term more commonly associated with farmers although increasingly less so in the modern age of monoculture and industrial

                                                            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

                                                              9 Organic Mulch Materials

                                                                Like many things in permaculture design, the use of mulches takes its cue from what we observe in nature. As long as there have been forests, there have

                                                                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

                                                                  5 Types of Manure for Your Permaculture Garden

                                                                    Manure can be a very valuable addition to your permaculture garden. As part of compost or mulch, it can add lots of beneficial nutrients to the soil, as

                                                                    How to Grow Strawberries

                                                                      There are many reasons to make strawberries a part of the design for your permaculture plot. Not only do they taste great even when eaten straight

                                                                      6 Reasons Why Good Ventilation is Essential for Greenhouses

                                                                        At its most basic level, a greenhouse absorbs sunlight inside the structure, making for warmer growing conditions than those outside. A greenhouse can

                                                                        6 Reasons Why Comfrey Is an Amazing Permaculture Plant

                                                                          Comfrey is a fairly humble looking plant. It has large hairy green leaves and small bell-shaped flowers, typically colored either purple or white

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                                                                                mindmap on Permaculture Design Phase Tools

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


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                                                                                        plant guilds

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                                                                                            Free e-books on sustainability

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                                                                                              A Real Permaculture Enthusiast Needs Real Time Guidance From You All

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