Permaculture eXchange Q: Is permaculture just gardening? In short, no. Permaculture is a design system for sustainability, which includes gardening in terms of food production, but it also includes other life systems such as energy-efficiency, water, recycling, and land stewardship. Rebuilding in Disaster Areas Builders without Borders in Haiti – 5/3/2010 Should any NBN members want to practically support the relief effort in Haiti, then please send an email to email@example.com. NBN does not directly manage such efforts, but help coordinate skilled people with relief organizations such as Builders Without Borders, Engineers Without Borders , Groundswell International, Kleiwerks International and the Permaculture Relief Corps. If you are a skilled natural builder or permaculturalist and would like to donate phone or email consultation time to organizations supporting rebuilding efforts in Haiti or elsewhere please fill out the form below. If you have a high need project that could use this list please contact us a firstname.lastname@example.org.
16 Foods That’ll Re-Grow from Kitchen Scraps By Andy Whiteley Co-Founder of Wake Up World Looking for a healthy way to get more from your garden? Like to know your food is free of the pesticides and other nasties that are often sprayed on commercial crops? Re-growing food from your kitchen scraps is a good way to do it! 35 Easy to Make DIY Gift Ideas That You Would Actually Like to Receive Picking up a gift is no easy task. We all know it. Whether it`s for a close friend or your grandparents the gift should be thoughtful, filled with substance and possibly memory. It is only natural to invest our time in these rare moments that can bring smiles and happiness into the lives of our loved ones. We invite you to browse through the DIY gift ideas showcased below and feed your imagination with a few gift crafts that we have found interesting.
Punta Mona PDC Permaculture Design Course & Practical Optional Application January 8-22, 2014 June 15-28, 2014 Living sustainability, integrating health, practical design, communication and community development. Inquire with your university/professor about receiving internship credits! Explore all aspects of sustainable practices by learning from those in the field.
Bill Mollison - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Iceweasel Bruce Charles 'Bill' Mollison (born 1928 in Stanley, Tasmania, Australia) is a researcher, author, scientist, teacher and Biologist. He is considered to be the 'father of permaculture', however Joseph Russell Smith, was the first to write about a system of Permanent Agriculture in a book entitled Tree Crops, published in 1929. Permaculture is an integrated system of design, Mollison co-developed with David Holmgren, that encompasses not only agriculture, horticulture, architecture and ecology, but also economic systems, land access strategies and legal systems for businesses and communities. In 1978, Mollison collaborated with David Holmgren, and they wrote a book called Permaculture One. Bill Mollison founded The Permaculture Institute in Tasmania, and created a training system to train others under the umbrella of Permaculture. He received the Right Livelihood Award in 1981 with Patrick van Rensburg. Bibliography
Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage If you’d like to see what life is like at Dancing Rabbit and build your skills in sustainable living at the same time, you may be interested in a work exchange or internship position. In exchange for your help on a project, your project host typically provides for your living accommodations, food, and other living expenses while at Dancing Rabbit. Opportunities to gain hands-on experience is, of course, also part of the exchange. Projects often include natural building, green building, building design, organic gardening and food preservation, small agricultural endeavors, small business projects, childcare, and sustainable technology. The work exchange/internship “season” generally runs from April through October (though occasionally extended season opportunities arise).
How To Grow Vegetables Indoors Using Container Gardening? - Grow Vegetables Indoors Growing vegetables indoors in containers is now becoming popular especially among families looking for good alternatives to expensive organic vegetables in the market. This method of indoor gardening, known as container gardening, is also creating a buzz among plant lovers with little space for outdoor gardening. Vegetable container gardening is a hit for those living in apartments, with no space at all for outdoor gardening. Many households find container gardening the most cost efficient of all methods to set up and grow their own vegetables. In addition, it is easy to grow vegetable plants using containers and the maintenance of these plants do not cost a fortune. As always, the first thing you need to do when using container gardening is to decide which species of vegetables or herbs to grow.
How to find your natural weight Don’t be afraid of fat. Protein needs fat to be absorbed, so do a lot of the nutrients in your vegetables. It satiates us. Quail Springs Permaculture Design Course The Quail Springs Permaculture Design Course (PDC) is a 14-day course which includes the 72-hr Permaculture Certification through Permaculture Research Institute… and much more. Immerse yourself in permaculture in action with this 14-day learning journey! Share in the joy of community learning together and changing the world. Take home the ability to design and apply natural principles to create stable and resilient systems that provide food, water, shelter and energy needs while regenerating ecology, community and economy.