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Soil repair as climate activism. Permaculture Masterclass #18: Morag Gamble We designed and built our modular eco-home - with much appreciated help from my family. We are mortgage-free and live simply. Our income is derived from permaculture-related activities. We grow a lot of vegetables, herbs and fruit in the polycultural garden-playground surrounding our home.
Eco-NPO of the week: SEED grows outdoor classrooms for the future SEED was established in 2000 and has spent the last 14 years pioneering the work of growing Outdoor Classrooms, for delivering the curriculum and food security, in under resourced schools. The programme started in the Cape Flats and has been implemented nationally between 2009-2012.
The Global Green New Deal Representing 700+ million citizens and one quarter of the global economy, mayors of the C40 cities are committed to delivering on the most ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement at the local level, as well as to cleaning the air we breathe. The current chair of C40 is Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo; and three-term Mayor of New York City Michael R.
Soil for Life founder Pat Featherstone shares her Green Route in Cape Town The peace and tranquillity of the Soil for Life Garden Centre in Constantia attracts daily visitors who come to buy fresh food, herbs and edible weeds, compost, mulch, seedlings and organic products and food from the shop.
Permaculture advocate says world could be fed and forests saved An Aussie entrepreneur says planting trees is key to tackling climate change.
The Abbey Community Revolution is about the overthrow of one system for another. In the course of time, two ideas that once co-existed have finally become diametrically opposed to one another. At the outset of revolution, one side remains entrenched in power while the other side actively seeks to supplant it.
Why Permaculture is about so much more than gardening. It is true that gardening and food forestry make up a large part of permaculture, and it is what initially drew me to Permaculture, but it certainly isn't all there is. Permaculture is comprised of 3 core ethics, and 12 design principles that guide us in all that we do.
Permaculture - Observation in the Garden Life in the garden is precious. An old fashion garden should be full of life and pollinating insects. This is what I strive for and happiness overflows when you see such abundant life. Thank you for watching. Please leave a comment and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Renewal and Regeneration at Finca Luna Nueva The streets are alive on Sundays in Juluchuca. It's a day to connect with extended families, to catch and eat lunch on the beach, to walk around town and talk to your neighbors. In one such conversation not long ago, Don Juan, a generous, elderly neighbor of mine reminded me how important it is to romper la rutina, to break the routine.
Bears, yahoos, and security needs "I hate to be the bearer of bad news." Sam's words were difficult to pick out over the intermittent cell connection, but this one sentence came through loud and clear. My heart sank.
RetroSuburbia Roadshow - Burrum to Melliodora Our reception at Burrum Biodynamics felt like a hybrid of being permaculture royalty and relatives, which we suppose was sort of true after we discovered that Tanya is a Raeburn from around St Arnaud. Su's mother was a Raeburn born in St Arnaud. Steve Walters is one of those rare people in modern Australia who has never left the farm.
When Its Extremely Hot And No Rain Is In Sight What Is A Gardener To Do? Water, pull unwanted grass, plant some radishes and learn and plan for that cooler wet weather. Here's whats growing in this permaculture garden, beets, radish, the peas that were supposedly OK to plant now died the baked inn the sun death.
RetroSuburbia Roadshow - Food Forest to Marnoo David has been co-teaching on the Food Forest annual Permaculture Design Course with Graham and Annemarie Brookman since 2003. Each year he takes the train and stays for the first week of a residential course, which is then completed in two follow up session of a few days each.
Sustainable camping accommodates and educates tourists one cup of sawdust at a time Reducing your holiday's environmental footprint is not limited to an airline's carbon offset, with the number of sustainable accommodation sites on the rise in WA.
Exo_lexicon_how-A System For Extreme Conditions We are assigned to define an extreme geographical or climatic condition on Earth and develop a generic architectural system including a medical center for vaccination, dormitory for families, sanitary facilities, and food zone for 30-40 people including the permanent staff and temporary dwellers and visitors.
Feathered Friends Fall Festival In Malvern Set For Oct 19 Attendees will learn about caring for backyard chickens, composting, sustainability, and permaculture. There will be games, campfire, tricks, and treats. Those joining the event can bring their own pumpkins for carving; tools will be supplied. You'll also be able to make a scarecrow with your own scarecrow clothes.
Permaculture gathering this weekend NORWAY - To celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, the Center for an Ecology-Based Economy and the Alan Day Community Garden will be hosting a three day gathering October 12-14th. The weekend will be full of workshops, presentations, skill shares, discussions and a screening of the film INHABIT, a Permaculture Perspective.
Ranch Musings: Permaculture in Canada There has been a recent resurgence of interest in permaculture. A review of a 2017 Master's thesis on the topic was reported in an article in the most recent issue of Small Farm Canada.
Permaculture and Extinction Rebellion The rise in Extinction Rebellion has been fast and impactful. Beginning in 2018, the non-violent civil disobedience marches have brought people from across the world together in a bid to make global governments wake up to climate crisis and take immediate action to reverse it.
2019 Winners of Hildur Jackson Award for Regenerative Solutions African educational programme wins annual prize from the Global Ecovillage Network and Gaia Trust.
Orto Farm in Blampied is extending its sharing vision EVERYTHING Mara Ripani and Ralf Pfleiderer grow on their farm they hope to share in some way - their learnings, harvest bounty and cooking and preserving skills. The couple has been carefully creating Orto Farm in Blampied, overlooked by Mount Franklin, the past four years with a focus on increasing biodiversity and productivity.
The taste of autumn There are old crab apple trees lining the streets in this part of London. They're well established, probably twenty metres tall, and planted closely enough that their crowns touch in the wind. At this time of the year they drop their fruit - tiny, hard, sour crab apples that crunch underfoot in the leaves as you pass by.
Fractal Faith One of my areas of learning over the summer has been permaculture, particularly as people are applying it to communities. One of the most interesting conversations going on in that space is the problem of scalability: how to get the micro and macro to functioning together based on the same values and principles.
OCS turns lawn into 'Giving Garden' The following has been reprinted with permission from www.GoodNewsNetwork.org. What was once a barren and "resource-greedy lawn" is now a lush student-run garden that grows produce for food banks and schools.
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