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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 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

                                    Water Earthworks Course

                                      Now you can confidently plan, construct and plant your own earthworks to harvest water on your permaculture site From swales and dams to drains and

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                                      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

                                        8 Tips for Designing a Pond

                                          Incorporating a pond into a permaculture design has a number of benefits that it brings to the site as a whole. There is the obvious function of

                                          How to Attract Dragonflies to Your Plot

                                            Dragonflies are one of the most beautiful insects to visit the permaculture plot. The symmetry of their two pairs of wings, the coloration on their

                                            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

                                              How to Save Energy in the Kitchen

                                                It is often said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. It is where the food that satisfies and sustains families is prepared, and is often the room

                                                6 Benefits of Guild Planting

                                                  Anyone who has had even a little exposure to the ideas and techniques within permaculture is likely to have heard the phrase guild planting . Also

                                                  Permaculture, Poop and Farts

                                                    Permaculture allows nature to do its thing. The gardens are lush and beautiful. While the birds chirp high in the trees, soft aromas mix in the air as

                                                    How to Grow Figs

                                                      While you can buy dried figs all year round, they are a very different proposition to fresh figs, particularly those that you have grown yourself

                                                      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

                                                        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

                                                          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

                                                            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 Swiss Chard

                                                                Despite its name, Swiss chard is not native to Switzerland it takes its moniker from the fact that it was identified and categorized by a Swiss

                                                                6 Tips for Growing Broccoli

                                                                  Broccoli is an incredibly nutritious vegetable. It is part of the Brassica family alongside species such as cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and cabbage

                                                                  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

                                                                    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

                                                                      How to Grow Kale

                                                                        In recent years kale has gained renown for being one of the healthiest vegetables around. While the fact that it s reputation needed to be reanimated

                                                                        5 Reasons for Rewilding

                                                                          Rewilding is an ecological idea that is gradually gaining traction within environmental circles, and it bears significant comparison with some

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                                                                          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 ...

                                                                            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 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 ...

                                                                                Hello from South-Eastern France

                                                                                  Hi! I am a recent transplant to France (born in San Diego, grew up in SoCal and went to University in Washington State).

                                                                                  My husband and I purchased a home about 2 years ago in a rural area, which ...

                                                                                  concrete deck renovations??

                                                                                    Hello,

                                                                                    We have a really terrible concrete deck on the south side of our house. It’s all different levels, falling apart, cracked etc. Very poor work to begin with and about 25 years of freezing winters to seal ...

                                                                                    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. ...

                                                                                      Hi from Montreal QC

                                                                                        I’m working on an urban planning degree through that I really got turned on to permaculture and the benefits that it can have for the environment. I thought I was going to have to wait a while to ...

                                                                                        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 ...

                                                                                          Ants in the Garden

                                                                                            I recently joined this course (yesterday; I’ve only watched the first lecture so far) and I liked the idea of living to help the environment around. To live with the thinking that nature isn’t just a grab bag resource ...

                                                                                            copper sulfate spray for fruit trees (bordeaux mix/ bouillie bordelaise)

                                                                                              Hello,

                                                                                              Here in France we are *constantly* told to spray with copper sulfate: our old fruit trees, our new ones. . grave vines, strawberries, tomato. . . every few weeks in some cases.

                                                                                              This stuff is an antifungal ...

                                                                                              United States of America

                                                                                                See if we can start a thread for USA and all collaborate here. I would like to see introductions from my fellow American citizens. It’s hard though to have a conversation all in separate threads….

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                                                                                                  Hello,

                                                                                                  I go by the name Satyr, for weird and nerdy reasons– But that’s another story– and I am currently in Seattle. I’ll be moving next month to Billings MT for education and work, but will someday be moving to ...

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