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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

                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

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                                      Drought! Permaculture - When the Rain Stops Falling

                                        It seems to me that when summer comes there are many plans we all have for our gardens. Some things are going in the ground, others are being harvested

                                        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

                                          Passive Solar Design Saves Money

                                            Passive solar design is the type of design and construction of structures, buildings, and homes to access the energy of the sun for the necessary heating

                                            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

                                              How to Repair Flood Damaged Soil

                                                Flooding is becoming more frequent across the world, and more severe when it happens. In 2014 alone, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Romania experienced rainfall

                                                Aquaponics: the Drought Resistant Environmentally Consistent Garden Veggie Hydro Show

                                                  Aquaponics creates an artificial but naturally sustainable means to grow plants and raise fish while using water efficiently. It combines a hydroponic

                                                  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

                                                    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

                                                      5 Tips for Predicting Frost

                                                        Frost can be a tricky thing for the permaculture garden. For many plants, an unexpected frost can cause damage to the plants and even cause a crop to

                                                        How to Build a Cold Frame

                                                          On a permaculture plot, the gardener is always looking for ways to maximize yield. There are many ways of trying to achieve this, including

                                                          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

                                                            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

                                                              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

                                                                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 Prepare Your Plot for Winter

                                                                    With some honorable exceptions most fruit and vegetable plants die off or enter a period of dormancy over the winter months. Having woken up in spring

                                                                    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

                                                                      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

                                                                        8 Reasons You Need a Worm Farm

                                                                          Imagine hundreds of slimy worms slithering through rotting vegetables. Their tiny white egg sacs are littered throughout partially decomposed and

                                                                          Here are some hot discussions in our forums...

                                                                          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 ...

                                                                            How to grow potatoes without tilling

                                                                              Hello!
                                                                              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 ...

                                                                              Water to store solar electricity

                                                                                Hi
                                                                                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
                                                                                Paul

                                                                                What are some Zone 5 unusual edibles?

                                                                                  I am looking for various, delicious fruits and vegetables for zone 5 climate range. Specifically, plants that do not need to be brought inside during winter months. Thanks a lot : )

                                                                                  United States

                                                                                    currently living in the lower 48 looking for everything to give me that edge for when i move to Alaska.

                                                                                    Does harvesting rainwater keep water away from rivers?

                                                                                      I’ve been trying to find scientific evidence to support the idea of keeping resources on your property. What about the guy downstream? What if he wants to build a food forest but you are keeping the water from running ...

                                                                                      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 ...

                                                                                        Bill Mollison's book

                                                                                          I am having problems finding the Bill Mollison book on permaculture design. On Amazon the book was $58, the next day I was going to purchase the book and the price had tripled.

                                                                                          Barnes and Noble book store can not ...

                                                                                          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 ...

                                                                                            manure

                                                                                              hi interested to hear in lecture 52 urban permaculture around 40 minutes in – if everyone was to become organic we would not have enough manure

                                                                                              ok this was a conversation i was have with local distributors and remembering all ...

                                                                                              Introduction

                                                                                                Hello from Canada,
                                                                                                After general science study, I tried architecture (cause I’ve like to get optimal design for many years) but the focus was on the appearance and my interest was on utility and landscape design. Therefore, I tried ...

                                                                                                Anyone else working on a design project??

                                                                                                  I was wondering if anyone else working on a design project would like to exchange ideas, links, progress, images, processes etc. I’m currently working on a project on my own property which I’m thinking of presenting on ...

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