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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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                                      11 Inputs to Help Design Your Site

                                        When you are looking to start a permaculture garden, one of the first tasks you will need to do is to read your land. By gathering as much information

                                        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 Spot Common Plant Diseases

                                            A permaculture plot that is designed and maintained in harmony with nature should remain fairly disease-free. With the right sort of companion planting

                                            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

                                              Designing Ecologically Thriving Cities Changes Everything

                                                While often seen as areas of major pollution, cities can also be highly beneficial to the environment when people are concentrated in a smaller

                                                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

                                                  How to Harness Energy From the City in Innovative Ways

                                                    Cities are often described in terms that evoke the idea of energy. People talk about tem as engines of growth , as the motors of modern life

                                                    8 Varieties of Cucumber to Grow

                                                      Cucumbers are a great summer vegetable crop. Their crisp, cool flavour and relatively high water content mean that picking a rips cucumber from the vine on

                                                      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 Cities Are Changing Our Food

                                                          As a city girl I had whole heartedly embraced the fast pace modern lifestyle of shopping, cocktail time and lying on the beach as a weekly routine. I

                                                          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 Properties of Soil

                                                              Having a good understanding of the soil on your permaculture plot is key to making it productive. The soil, as the medium in which plants grow, is the

                                                              7 Vegetables You Can Harvest in Winter

                                                                We tend to think of plants developing their edible crops in the spring and summer. This seems intuitive given that spring is associated with new life

                                                                11 Functions of Trees

                                                                  Trees are integral parts of most permaculture designs. They are also an incredibly important part of the global ecosystem. One of the reasons that

                                                                  4 Methods of Rainwater Harvesting

                                                                    It can be easy to take rainwater for granted, particularly if you live in a temperate or tropical climate where drought is a rare event. But we need to

                                                                    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

                                                                      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

                                                                        Veganic is the New Permaculture

                                                                          What is veganic farming and why is it so important in saving the planet? Before I get into the nitty gritty of it all, let me tell you a little bit

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                                                                          Water "Scrubbing"

                                                                            I am in the winter planning stage of a design project.
                                                                            I am in the middle of a 400ac agro crop field. the farmer is very good at modern farming technique. Fertilizers, plowing and herbicides are used in ...

                                                                            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.

                                                                              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 ...

                                                                                Starting a Career in Permaculture

                                                                                  Hello,

                                                                                  My name is Veronica and Im 24 from Australia. I am absolutely loving this course and I aspire to get into permaculture and buy land and start a permaculture farm. I also wish to travel and teach communities and ...

                                                                                  "textbook"

                                                                                    Larry mentions a book at the end of lecture 2 that he says he is using as a text book for the course. Several books were mentioned in the lecture. Which book was he referring to?

                                                                                    Howdy from central tx!

                                                                                      Excited to learn more about sustainable living and teach it to my students!

                                                                                      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 ...

                                                                                        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. ...

                                                                                          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 : )

                                                                                            biochar?

                                                                                              Is adding inorganic carbon to soil as beneficial as the proponents claim
                                                                                              a note on the term organic as used from a chemists point of view Organic means carbon bond to hydrogen inorganic is carbon that has ...

                                                                                              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 ...

                                                                                                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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