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PacificEdge | August 21, 2014

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The household solution — too small to push change?

July 30, 2014 | 5

I RECEIVED an email from Permaculture Australia recently promoting online videos of Nicole Foss and David Holmgren. So I took a look. The email made reference to their recent Sydney event that I missed, so I don’t know whether the … Read More

In the deep green

July 12, 2014 |

A WOMAN wanders through a forest garden in the green light cast by the tree canopy. It’s quiet in here. Shadows are deep. Small creatures in the leaf little are heard rather than seen. Unknown birds call. Bees buzz. Insects … Read More

A literature of past possibilites

July 4, 2014 | 1

THE BOOKS YOU SEE in the composite illustration accompanying this story link past and present. They link what was a pioneering social experiment with its refined, socially safer version developed initially by permaculture people.

I’m talking about people leaving the … Read More

A distant voice calls from permaculture’s dawn time

June 4, 2014 |

SOMETIMES, the best discoveries are made by accident. I was rummaging through the library of an international development organisation I was working for at the time — that time being the latter half of the 1990s — when I discovered … Read More

Booklets a waypoint in permaculture history

February 16, 2014 |

SOMETIMES, useful things come at small scale. So it was with the ‘Useful’ series of booklets produced for those establishing permaculture systems …Read More

On tour with Milkwood

January 10, 2014 |

IF SEEING is believing then maybe the students of the current Milkwood permaculture design course will believe that permaculture has a role in projects larger than the home garden…Read More

The harvester

October 26, 2013 |

KIM ROSE selects seed from the versatile pigeon pea shrub (Cajanus cajan) in a scene that must have been repeated millions of times since the plant was first domesticated in India around 3500 years ago. Thousands of years would elapse … Read More

Can permaculture learn from the Alliance?

April 8, 2013 |

IS PERMACULTURE TOO DISPERSED a movement to be represented by a single umbrella body? Is there really any interest in setting up a national, representative body to advocate a permaculture perspective?

The idea of a national advocacy organisation for permaculture, … Read More

Clan that spans a nation

April 8, 2013 |

THERE ARE YEARS OF TURMOIL in the world. Old ideologies vie with each other long after they should have been laid to rest. Left and Right still clash though in a way far subdued to their past, their differences now … Read More

A new forest rises in Randwick

November 19, 2012 |

The mission: Establish a food forest at the Permaculture Interpretive Garden, one of the components that make up the Randwick Sustainability Hub.

The difficulty: Hard work (though maybe not all that hard) in the warm Spring sunshine.

The process: Identify needs > produce a plan for the forest garden > implement the plan over time.

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