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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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                                      Free Sustainable Living Articles

                                      7 Reasons Not to Eat Cage Eggs

                                        Anyone who keeps chickens on their permaculture ploy knows what delightful animals they can be. Different species have their own character traits

                                        Empowered By Nature: The 12 Permaculture Principles: Part 2

                                          Embracing nature s cycles of evolutionary feedback allows us to optimize and harmonize our own design systems. In Part 1, we covered the first

                                          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 Types of Manure for Your Permaculture Garden

                                              Manure can be a very valuable addition to your permaculture garden. As part of compost or mulch, it can add lots of beneficial nutrients to the soil, as

                                              How to Start a Community Garden

                                                Permaculture puts forward the idea that working in harmony with nature and maximizing the possibilities for growing our own food can have a

                                                Rainwater Catchment Can Save Our World

                                                  Rainwater harvesting is a low-cost and efficient way to reduce your dependence on your local water system. Your city or municipality sells potable the

                                                  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

                                                    A 9-Step Easy Sheet Permaculture Mulching Technique

                                                      Mulch is marvelous. It performs a variety of functions that help save the permaculture gardener time and effort, while providing the soil and plants with

                                                      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

                                                        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

                                                          How to Start a Small Produce Business

                                                            If you cultivate more food than you and your family can consume perhaps due to a glut at harvest time, or because plants have proved more prolific

                                                            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

                                                              Fish Species Suitable for Aquaponics System

                                                                Aquaponics systems are becoming more and more popular as additions to permaculture gardens. In fact, they are becoming increasingly important in the

                                                                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

                                                                  12 Beneficial Insects for Your Permaculture Plot

                                                                    Insects are the most numerous type of animal on the planet. With tens of thousands of different species and billions of individuals alive at any one

                                                                    6 Benefits of Guild Planting

                                                                      Anyone who has had even a little exposure to the ideas and techniques within permaculture is likely to have heard the phrase guild planting . Also

                                                                      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

                                                                        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

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                                                                            Hi I am from Pakistan . I have been trying to search permaculture experts in my country for the last three months but I am unable to find any in Pakistan and my circumstances won’t allow me to go ...

                                                                            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 ...

                                                                              Q&A With Instructors?

                                                                                I’ve been talking with Larry and a couple other teachers about doing regular Q&As on the forums here. Would you all have interest in submitting questions weekly for Larry and others to answer? If so, we can ...

                                                                                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 ...

                                                                                  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 ...

                                                                                    Hello from Northern Az

                                                                                      Hello to All,

                                                                                      My name is Baya and I live on the Navajo Nation in the Northern part of Arizona. I am married and we have a beautiful 7 month old baby girl. We operate an off grid Bed ...

                                                                                      aquaponics

                                                                                        Tell me about your dream system?

                                                                                        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 ...

                                                                                          Question regarding conventional farmland around my property

                                                                                            Hello,
                                                                                            I have finished the first five lectures in the first section of the course.
                                                                                            In listening to solving problems with invasive species, imported species etc and also how conventional farming and tilling has depleted soils i have a ...

                                                                                            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

                                                                                              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 ...

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                                                                                                  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 ...

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                                                                                                  Brief, but very accurate, informative article about composting human waste! Good intro for someone considering a composting toilet.

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