More Quotes from Bill Mollison!!!

The first book I have chosen is “Travels In Dreams: One Fat Foot In Front Of The Other,” the auto-biography of Bill Mollison (the co-founder of Permaculture). As you might expect, it touches on a great deal of different subjects (it’s far from being a manual), giving a pretty good idea of the nature of

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Solar and Wind: A solution for Africa?

To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030. While hydropower and fossil fuel power plants are favored approaches in some quarters, a new assessment by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has found that wind and solar can be economically and environmentally […]

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Sustainability: The Doco!

Sustainability is a new documentary added to Netflix & Amazon which showcases a family farm (along side it’s surrounding community) and it’s path towards environmental stewardship while attempting to remain economically viable. It lays out the organic argument of growing in tune with nature, sans chemical fertilizers or pesticides, which in turn will result in

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Free! Permaculture Design Course!!!

Is it possible that the best permaculture learning experience is also the most affordable? Absolutely. We awarded our first ever PDC qualifications yesterday afternoon after Rikke and Liz presented their amazing projects. Here is a look at the designs each of them did for their respective parents’ properties in Denmark and rural Illinois (USA). Rikke’s

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Indoor Seed Starting!

If you’re an eager gardener like me, you can’t wait to start planting. This is my first year trying to start plants indoors. I chose to plant bell pepper seeds. The cost for the seeds and 5 containers was less than $5.00. That’s less than I pain for the seven pepper plants I purchased last […]

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Spring!

Every year about this time, the daffodils bloom, the birds sing during the day and the frogs party by the light of the moon. We survived another winter. It’s good to be alive. I have a couple of garden projects I like to start in January and February, but those are mostly to scratch what […]

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Waste and Industrial Agriculture.

Agriculture is one of the leading culprits of waste in the world. Waste is coming from manure, poultry houses and slaughter houses, harvest waste, fertilizer run-off, pesticides that go into the air, soil, and water, and topsoil erosion from fields. As with many issues that arise with global warming, our food system has proven to […]

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