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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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                                      Top 10 Companion Plants

                                        Spring is finally here, and with it, planting season. Before buying ineffective, expensive and harmful chemical pesticides or fertilizers, try some

                                        6 Steps for Building a Swale

                                          As it is central to life on Earth, so water is of crucial importance to the permaculture plot, providing the plants, livestock and wildlife with an

                                          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

                                            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

                                              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

                                                Simplicity NOW: 10 Steps to Designing a Simple Life

                                                  So you want to change the world, but you find that daily life can be pretty complicated as it is. How can we design whole new systems of living in

                                                  Earthships, Straw Bale Homes & Biodomes

                                                    Have you always wanted to live in an earthship? How about a straw bale house? Whether you have a great deal of knowledge about these different styles of

                                                    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

                                                      10 Easy Steps to Your Own Worm Farm

                                                        Worms are definitely on the side of the permaculturist when it comes to benefit to the garden. They are one of the most effective methods of conditioning

                                                        6 Sustainable Agricultural Practices

                                                          In many ways, permaculture was formulated as a response to the damaging and inefficient methods of modern industrial agricultural production. Bill

                                                          6 Characteristics of Zone 2

                                                            In the zoning principle that is applied to permaculture garden design, Zone 2 sits just beyond Zone 1, which is the zone containing most of your

                                                            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

                                                              4 Reasons to Consider a Pond in Your Permaculture Design

                                                                Water is important on many levels. At the most fundamental, it is an essential ingredient for all life on earth. In a permaculture garden, the effective

                                                                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

                                                                  7 Natural Building Techniques

                                                                    Natural building techniques are methods that are greener that modern manufactured modes of property construction. Typically drawing on older

                                                                    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

                                                                      9 Goat Species for a Permaculture Plot

                                                                        Keeping livestock is a big step for many permaculturists, but also an incredible rewarding challenge. Raising animals for meat, milk or simply as

                                                                        8 Benefits of Trees in Urban Areas

                                                                          As population growth and the concentration of work in urban areas put more pressure on those areas to provide housing, infrastructure, entertainment

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                                                                          perennial vegetables

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                                                                              Anyone else from Cincinnati, OHIO?

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                                                                                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)
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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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                                                                                      Acacia wood chips

                                                                                        I have a queston. I can get a lot of acacia wood chips for mulching the soil. Now I heard someone say that the acacia trees and also the wood chips will acidificate the soil. Does anyone know more ...

                                                                                        Hi from Georgetown TX

                                                                                          Hi all!

                                                                                          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.

                                                                                          We flail around a bit! ...

                                                                                          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 ...

                                                                                            Sheet mulching/cardboard ink

                                                                                              Cardboard is meant to be really good in sheet mulching. I’m just about to do some of it in my backyard but I’m concerned about the ink in the text written on the cardboard(heavy metals/general chemicals). Does anyone knows ...

                                                                                              Hi from NE New Mexico mountains

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                                                                                                I’m happy this course is being offered. I’d like to learn better ways of maintaining a sustainable food producing ecoculture here in the mountains. I’m also interested in aquaponics and other aquaculture ideas. I don’t have a ...

                                                                                                Sending you guys some Green Love from South Africa!

                                                                                                  Hello all you fellow Green lovers! A quick meet and greet from my side: I am a 27 year old female living in SA and my dream is to Open a fully Sustainable Eco-Backpackers in the next 3 years, ...

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