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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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                                      8 Tips to Increase Yield from Your Garden Beds

                                        Permaculture seeks to maximize the yield from a cultivated plot. Without compromising the health of the plants, the soil or the animal life that is

                                        Empowered By Nature: The 12 Permaculture Principles: Part 2

                                          Embracing nature s cycles of evolutionary feedback allows us to optimize and harmonize our own design systems. In Part 1, we covered the first

                                          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

                                            How to Start a Community Garden

                                              Permaculture puts forward the idea that working in harmony with nature and maximizing the possibilities for growing our own food can have a

                                              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

                                                10 Reasons Why Guild Planting is Amazing

                                                  Guild planting has so many benefits for your permaculture garden. By growing certain species together, you increase the chances of having a

                                                  How to Grow Apricots

                                                    Apricots that are eaten directly from a tree your have grown are considerably tastier than any available in the supermarket. Perhaps the achievement

                                                    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

                                                      Smart Water Design: Rainwater Catchment and Greywater Reuse

                                                        Rainwater is amazing because it s naturally soft, free of chlorine and other chemicals, which are present in the tap water supply, and you will save money

                                                        How to Espalier Fruit Trees

                                                          The term espaliering refers to the training of a tree so that it grows flat. Often this means growing against a wall, but it can also involve training the

                                                          Functions of Windbreaks

                                                            Wind is a significant part of any climatic system. It interacts with other weather elements and can impact upon a permaculture site in a variety of

                                                            How to Grow Soya Beans

                                                              Soya beans may seem like an exotic vegetable to consider planting in your permaculture plot, and its origins in South East Asia would suggest that it is

                                                              5 Factors That Affect Microclimates

                                                                Across a permaculture site, there are few things that are uniform. With biodiversity and the maximization of edge key principles in permaculture gardening

                                                                How to Plant a Tree

                                                                  Planting a tree sounds like an easy enough task, doesn t it? After all generations of farmers and gardeners have been doing it across the world. But what

                                                                  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 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

                                                                      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

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                                                                          Nitrogen fixing plants for cold climates

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                                                                            I’m trying to plan a food forest for my local community garden and I’m having trouble selecting nitrogen fixing nurse trees that will grow in my area. Advanced casuarinas will work but even most acacias get killed off ...

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                                                                              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.

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                                                                              How to grow potatoes without tilling

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                                                                                I live in southern Sweden but this subject might be general. I have a potatoe land which the farmer tilled for me last year as it had been used as pasture land. But for the future i ...

                                                                                Old bathtubs

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                                                                                    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.

                                                                                    home made white glue and starter pots

                                                                                      We Googled “make white glue”,and founded several sites that tell us to mix 2% milk and vinegar, strain the whey and denature the curd with baking soda.

                                                                                      Next we collected a bit of soil from the yard and put ...

                                                                                      how to bring back life to a very depleated land????

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                                                                                        For generations a piece of land in souther spain is been over and over plowed and depleated by monocrop farming( wheat)
                                                                                        I’ ve got it recently and I have got the intention the give back to it what ...

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                                                                                          I can’t believe I found this course! Lucky me. I find myself growing and loving every moment, but feeling increasingly desperate. I have limited space, but I have lots of plots at the community garden. I feel this is ...

                                                                                          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 ...

                                                                                            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 ...

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