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Permaculture design: Asking the right questions

November 4, 2016 |

When it comes to permaculture design it is important to ask the right questions. Here we look at a couple situations where that could have been one better…Read More

A community that never was

May 29, 2016 | | One Comment

Questions remain unanswered. Experiments are left undone. So it was with Cooplacurripa… Read More

Permaculture course too expensive? Let’s add up the real costs

September 23, 2015 | | 3 Comments

Do educators offering permaculture design courses overcharge or do those who say so miss the hidden costs? Read More

Liberation Permaculture: a response to Nicole Vosper and Graham Burnett

August 28, 2015 |

This is a response to an article about what Nicole Vosper and Graham Burnett call ‘Liberation Permaculture’ in their article on the UK Permaculture magazine website…Read More

Towards Permaculture 3.0

March 9, 2015 | | 2 Comments

Is is time, then for a new version of the permaculture design system so that it can continue to offer the solutions we need?Read More

Small and slow solutions: a principle too little, too late?

February 11, 2015 | | 2 Comments

SMALL AND SLOW SOLUTIONS… permaculture principle or shibboleth?

A bit of both, I think. A good idea some of the time, but what about other times? Small of slow solutions might work when we’re establishing an ordhard, but in these … 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

Ecological restoration: A familiar argument from across the Tasman

August 1, 2012 |

IN THE CABIN where we stayed during Australiasian permaculture convergence (APC11) in April 2012,  not far from the banks of the Tongariro, there a some past editions of NZ Hunter magazine.

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Drawing lessons from National Tree Day

September 10, 2011 |

A GOOD EVENT it turned out to be, National Tree Day 2010, with fine, sunny and warm Winter weather bringing out hundreds who planted 4000 ground covers, shrubs and trees. Activities for kids, a wildlife show that included a black head python and a lizard that changed colour were brought along by the wildlife display and City of Sydney waste educator, Sarah van Erp, an Eastern Suburbs Compost Revolution veteran, and Katie Oxenham, the City’s urban ecologist, were there.

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