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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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                                      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

                                        6 Steps for Setting Up a Beehive

                                          Bees are an important component of many ecosystems. Their role in the pollination of plants is essential for the propagation of many species, and in

                                          5 Friendly Forrest Fellas

                                            Following plant life, animals in a permaculture garden are necessary for the ecosystem to flourish. They keep pests in check, pollinate flowers

                                            8 Chemical Elements in Soil

                                              There are a wide variety of chemical elements that go to make up soils. Some are detrimental to plants if present in too high a quantity such as

                                              The Best Herbs for Composting

                                                Want to get even more nutrients into your compost? Well, consider adding herbs. Of course, herbs won t form the majority of your compost pile, but are

                                                How to Map Your Plot

                                                  When first looking to apply permaculture principles and design to a property, one of the most useful tools you can have at hand is a detailed map of the

                                                  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

                                                    How to Graft Fruit Trees

                                                      Grafting is a technique that allows you to combine a cutting from one tree with the rootstock of another. This can be useful to continue to get a

                                                      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

                                                        9 Ways to Save Water in the Garden

                                                          Water is one of the most precious resources we have. Literally the source of life, if nourishes us, the planet and all of nature, including the food we

                                                          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 Businesses Can Be a Transformative Force for Good

                                                              Changemakers often see business as a plundering, predatory force with nothing but profit on their minds, leaving to the wayside all sense of humanity

                                                              Make Renewable Energy a Reality

                                                                Sometimes it seems like clean, renewable, people-friendly energy is a distant dream for a surreal world. But it doesn t have to be that way. We ve

                                                                Top 10 Reasons to Consider Circular Beds

                                                                  Circular planting beds have become almost a signature part of permaculture garden design. Typically constructed with a keyhole path for access, they

                                                                  Veganic is the New Permaculture Part 2

                                                                    This is an article in response and an update to the previous article I wrote Veganic is the New Permaculture which can be read at the following

                                                                    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

                                                                      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 Forms of Community Gardening

                                                                          Permaculture is much more than the design, cultivation and harvesting of edible crops although that is an important part of it. It also proposes new

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                                                                          Anthropomorphization and Irony

                                                                            I enjoyed the irony of this moment in the fourth lecture on principles:

                                                                            Minute 25: “What nature wants to do with bare ground is cover it up, immediately. so it’s going to use whatever plant is available. Cover it up. ...

                                                                            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 : )

                                                                              Backyard Soil/sand question

                                                                                Hi everyone, i have a question, since i am a beginning permaculturalist…. i’ve just started designing and working on my backgarden paradise plan, and i have a question regarding soil….maybe somebody has the answer for me?
                                                                                i just moved ...

                                                                                Collapse

                                                                                  The Chaco Canyon culture has obviously received a bum rap in the book Collapse. The “Anasazi” culture left their cultural center when word arrived of the treatment of the Aztecs by the European invaders. When the Europeans found the ...

                                                                                  Compost

                                                                                    Hey everyone… My question is about chemical residue on grass clippings. I live next to a park, the grass is cut regularly and is left to dry there. I’m tempted to use it as carbon for my compost because ...

                                                                                    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 ...

                                                                                      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 ...

                                                                                        Hi from Newcastle

                                                                                          Need to grow our own food

                                                                                          United States

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

                                                                                            Fall of man

                                                                                              In the first video, Larry says that nature is perfect, but that little experiment with Humans might not have gone so well.

                                                                                              As a Catholic Christian, I think our view of Humanity fits well with Permaculture.

                                                                                              God created nature perfect. ...

                                                                                              Hello from the Blood Reserve

                                                                                                I was brought to these courses while researching cobb and strawbale style houses..I’m currently in the planning and saving stage of collecting materials to build completed by this time next year…I would love to be completely off the grid ...

                                                                                                Nitrogen fixing plants for cold climates

                                                                                                  Hi guys

                                                                                                  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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