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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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                                      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

                                        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

                                          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

                                            Veganic is the New Permaculture Part 2

                                              This is an article in response and an update to the previous article I wrote Veganic is the New Permaculture which can be read at the following

                                              5 Types of Composting Method

                                                Compost is one of the most energy efficient and green ways of improving the quality of the soil on a permaculture plot. It avoids wastage by

                                                Want Carbon in Your Soil? Add Mycorrhizae!

                                                  Most of what we thought we knew about soil carbon sequestration could be wrong, according to the results of a study published early of 2013. Any novice

                                                  How to Build a Raised Garden Bed

                                                    Raised garden beds are exactly what their name promises they are beds in which you can plant vegetables where the planting medium has been raised

                                                    How to Grow Rhubarb

                                                      Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable that has a long history of cultivation and use. It is native to the cold climates of the Himalayas and Siberia. It

                                                      4 Types of Succession Planting

                                                        Succession planting is a useful technique for maximizing the vegetable yield from a permaculture plot. Used in vegetable plantings it can mean that you

                                                        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

                                                          How to Start Seeds Indoors

                                                            There are several reasons why you might wish to do so. If you live in an area where the winters are long, and so the growing season is relatively

                                                            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

                                                              6 Tips for Creating More Edges

                                                                The edge effect is one of the major facets in permaculture design. Indeed, it is the tenth in David Holmgren s list of underlying principles. It is

                                                                Why Business Ecosystems Can Expand Our Impact

                                                                  There is incredible power in working together with people from different fields of expertise, united by common values. Expanding the permaculture community

                                                                  How to Minimize E Waste

                                                                    E-waste is not a word that is particularly well known, but it is likely to become much more prevalent in the future. E waste is the shorthand

                                                                    How to Grow Asparagus

                                                                      Asparagus is a vegetable that belongs to the allium family, which also comprises leeks, onions, chives and shallots. It is native to the Mediterranean

                                                                      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

                                                                        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

                                                                          Here are some hot discussions in our forums...

                                                                          Maria, Lisboa – Objectivo: Rede de permacultura em Portugal

                                                                            Olá! QUe bom ver tanta gente interessada nesta abordagem à agricultura em Portugal.
                                                                            O meu background é em Economia do Desenvolvimento e especializei-me em Administração e Planeamento para o Desenvolvimento, pela University College London, no Reino Unido, onde também ...

                                                                            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 ...

                                                                              creating a pond

                                                                                We created space for a pond on a hillside aprx 18 feet x 12 and aprx 5 feet deep. Because there is hardly any top soil and it is very rocky (marl too), it could not retain ...

                                                                                Sandy soil strategies

                                                                                  First of all, I want to express my gratitude for The Instructors and for Regenerative Leadership Institute for creating such opportunity. Being able to ask questions and to learn by reading answers to them is a wonderful addition to ...

                                                                                  Invasive species – Japanese knotweed

                                                                                    I live in the suburbs of Copenhagen, close to a lake which is a popular site for leisure activities. Unfortunately Japanese knotweed is taking over the landscape and shores of the lake. Local authorities are considering to allow the ...

                                                                                    Advice on lemons

                                                                                      Hi there

                                                                                      We have a lemon tree in our yard. It has never been treated, composted, pruned etc and is infested with several very interesting parasites. We get two large crops of lemons from it every year but most of ...

                                                                                      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. ...

                                                                                        Free e-books on sustainability

                                                                                          There are a number of free e-books on various social issues at http://www.green-shopping.co.uk. I’ve read parts of some and they are very good.

                                                                                          Hello from Ohio, soon to be Florida

                                                                                            I am very excited about this course. I have been reading a lot and trying to learn as much as I can. I am moving to Florida next summer and I am hoping to implement these principles into ...

                                                                                            Old bathtubs

                                                                                              We have three old bathtubs on our property. I thought of using them as small ponds but the sides are too slick and steep. Does anyone thinks they would be put to good use as sunken garden ...

                                                                                              Water to store solar electricity

                                                                                                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

                                                                                                Hello from Wetern NC

                                                                                                  I am interested in this site and this format for learning (especially in winter). I have been growing good food and herbs for almost twenty years now. The crop i specialize in is Garlic. I have all my garlic ...

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                                                                                                  They have a lot of info on regenerative agriculture.


                                                                                                  Camilo Velasco

                                                                                                  They have a lot of info on regenerative agriculture.


                                                                                                  Margaret Stevenson

                                                                                                  Good content and easy to understand modules.


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                                                                                                  Michelle Koo

                                                                                                  focus on soil health and restoration


                                                                                                  Don McLeod

                                                                                                  Regenerative help sheets provide useful information.



                                                                                                  great help in the garden



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                                                                                                  I like the variety of subjects you cover.



                                                                                                  sustainable living is the only type of living. this is the only planet we have.


                                                                                                  Don Nadeau

                                                                                                  It is very accesssible: it is modular, extensive, robust, and self-paced.


                                                                                                  Epp Veski

                                                                                                  Health, ecology. amount of work


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                                                                                                  Less chemicals – healthier food less garbage – cleaner ecology smarter and later less work (at least later)


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                                                                                                  Good information! I enjoyed the herb composting guide, it was a quick easy read that highlighted the basic information I need to know how to correctly supplement my compost pile with the herbs I already grow.


                                                                                                  Gail Wolverton

                                                                                                  So much useful information on ways to grow your own food in a planet friendly way.


                                                                                                  Debra Jolicoeur

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                                                                                                  don McLeod

                                                                                                  Information provided with a high level of knowledge imparted in lessons on gardening.


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