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Permaculture 3.0 Archives - Page 2 of 6 - PacificEdge

Walking the transect

September 1, 2011 |

THE TRANSECT is a activity used to gather information about an area of land for use in the design phase of projects. It can be used as part of site analysis, the phase of design that documents the characteristics of a site and the influence of external forces such as sun/shade patterns, winds and runoff.

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Participatory Learning and Action — and how to use it

September 1, 2011 |

DRAWING DIAGRAMS IN THE SAND might not appear to have much to do with working with people on a design project or in international development, but it is a way that communities and participants can take a central role in projects.

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Sun shines on National permaculture Day 2011 at Hub

May 6, 2011 |

THEY CAME FROM the local east, a few from the more distant north and a few from the City of Sydney local government area… and even a few from further west. In its first major public event, the Randwick Sustainability Education Hub attracted an estimated 200 people, over the two and a half hours it was open, to National Permaculture Day 2011.

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Permaculture—time to scale up?

April 22, 2011 |

THE INTERESTING and long-running conversation of what permaculture practitioners and educators should focus their efforts on has come up again, this time in a Facebook conversation.

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Mayor and Costa celebrate successful council courses

April 2, 2011 |

If enthusiasm to do something positive in the world is anything to go by, then the last Living Smart cohort to graduate from the ten-topic, 24-hour Saturday afternoon course marks it as a success.

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A celebration of growing and sharing food in Adelaide

March 1, 2011 |

I like receiving mystery packages providing they don’t tick. Thus, it was with anticipation that I opened this most recent parcel, postmarked South Australia, and found it to contain a rectangular object. Realising this was a DVD (you can tell by the round shiny thing inside the case), I slid it into my Mac’s disk slot and discovered it was about an orchard… about a particular kind of orchard. Watching it, it dawned on me that this was the work of a particularly notorious Adelaide gang of freerangers, but more on this gang later and its links to another media product of Adelaide’s urban food subculture.

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Social permaculture for a troubled land

February 21, 2011 | | 4 Comments

I HAD JUST FINISHED watching Gary Caginoff’s video, A Garden at the End of the World, that follows Australian permaculture educator Rosemary Morrow on her assignment in Afghanistan for a Sydney-based NGO, when Fiona came home.

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THE PERMACULTURE PAPERS — 1: Introductory notes

October 11, 2010 |

THE PERMACULTURE PAPERS is a recollection of people, places and events encountered during my time as participant-observer in permaculture design, education and community work.

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THE PERMACULTURE PAPERS — 2: The dawn

October 11, 2010 |

GREY BEARD FRAMING A SUNTANNED FACE topped by a head of thinning, wispy hair, the man rises from his chair and stands at the podium.

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THE PERMACULTURE PAPERS 3: childhood

September 28, 2010 | | 2 Comments

AN IDEA GROWS – THE 1980S

PERMACULTURE entered its childhood in the 1980s, slowly at first but with a gaining momentum as the decade progressed.

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