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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 Fruits Harvesting Guide

                                        There are few more satisfying activities on the permaculture plot than eating ripe fruit directly from the plant. Plucking a apple from the bough of a tree

                                        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

                                          How to Attract Dragonflies to Your Plot

                                            Dragonflies are one of the most beautiful insects to visit the permaculture plot. The symmetry of their two pairs of wings, the coloration on their

                                            How Stacking Functions Can Improve Yields and Reduce Work

                                              Companion planting is based on the idea of another permaculture concept stacking functions. Every element (read: plant, animal, mineral, etc)

                                              What's Good for the Planet is Great for Business Profit

                                                Many companies have begun focusing their efforts on sustainable business practices in the last few years. Green business is no longer just a fashionable

                                                7 Tips for Greywater Use

                                                  At its simplest, a greywater system takes water that has been used in household cleaning tasks and diverts it for use on the permaculture garden. When

                                                  How to Start a Cooperative Business

                                                    A cooperative business is one that is owned and run by its members. These members could be simply a group of individuals who run the company, or constitute

                                                    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

                                                      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

                                                        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

                                                          7 Functions of Bamboo

                                                            Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants in the world. The physical and chemical properties of its roots and stems means that it is able to

                                                            5 Ways of Propagating Plants

                                                              Propagating plants means creating new plants from existing specimens, and is an important part of permaculture. It means that you can have a

                                                              6 Problems with Monoculture Farming

                                                                Permaculture gardening promotes biodiversity. It seeks to maximize the number of productive species of plant within a plot, not only to offer the gardener

                                                                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 Categories of Plants for Ponds

                                                                    A pond is a very beneficial feature to incorporate into a permaculture property. Water ecosystems are very productive and ponds provide an opportunity

                                                                    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

                                                                      How to Grow Fruit Trees in Containers

                                                                        Firstly, growing fruit trees in containers is a great option for permaculture gardeners who are short on space. They may not have garden beds with

                                                                        5 Tips for Composting Toilets

                                                                          According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American family of four uses 400 gallons of water in the home and garden per day. Of

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                                                                          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. ...

                                                                            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.

                                                                              design software?

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                                                                                ive been fiddeling around for quite a while now with sketchup in order to bring my design to life…. and i feel sooooooooo frustrated because its really challanging to make what i want with ...

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                                                                                  A German in Switzerland

                                                                                    Hello from Basel, Switzerland
                                                                                    Since about 9 years I´m living in Switzerland. I was born not so far from here in the South of Germany, somewhere near the famous Black Forrest.
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                                                                                    Free e-books on sustainability

                                                                                      There are a number of free e-books on various social issues at http://www.green-shopping.co.uk. I’ve read parts of some and they are very good.

                                                                                      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 ...

                                                                                        Greetings from Ukraine!

                                                                                          My name is Polina. I have obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Ecology, Environmental protection and Sustainable Development some month ago. I am going to further my education and benefit environment and society with my contribution. I am in search ...

                                                                                          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 ...

                                                                                            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 ...

                                                                                              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 ...

                                                                                                Hello from the Philippines!

                                                                                                  Hello! I am very much interested in sustainable living using the principles of permaculture. I would like to see more people caring for the environment. I started out first with waste segregation which led me to composting, vermicomposting, bokashi ...

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