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  • What is permaculture? Permaculture is a creative and artful way of living, where people and nature are both preserved and enhanced by thoughtful planning, the careful use of resources, mimicking the patterns found in nature and a respectful. — “About Permaculture”,
  • Founded by Bill Mollison to create and promote sustainable agricultural, farming, and development practices. The Jordan Valley Permaculture Project (aka Greening the Desert – the Sequel') in Al Jawaseri in the Dead Sea Valley (lowest place on earth), continues to develop as we gradually fund the. — “Permaculture Research Institute”, .au
  • A new non-governmental organization (NGO) focussed on Permaculture. In addition, Permaculture Action Asia manages 8 Permaculture demonstration sites (opening Jan 2011) located around Cebu province, where you will. — “Permaculture Action Asia”,
  • Supports people and projects through training, networking, and research, using the ethics and principles of permaculture. — “Permaculture Association”,
  • permaculture n. A system of perennial agriculture emphasizing the use of renewable natural resources and the enrichment of local ecosystems. — “permaculture: Definition from ”,
  • United States Permaculture Directory. United States Permaculture Directory. United States Permaculture Directory permaculture website http://ibiblio/org/permaculture/documents/uspcdirectory.faq permaculture list homepage http://. — “Permaculture”,
  • Permaculture Magazine, Inspiration For Sustainable Living. Permaculture is an innovative framework for creating sustainable ways of living; a practical method for developing ecologically harmonious, efficient and productive systems that can be. — “Permaculture Magazine - Inspiration For Sustainable Living”,
  • Going Potty Permaculture Style - Container Gardens: Micro Eden Series #1. Micro Eden Series: Making the most of small spaces to reduce food miles to meters. Anywhere there is light and space plants will grow - you dont need to have a lot of space to create a micro edible landscape. — “Permaculture College Australia”, .au
  • Explore the ethics and design principles behind the diversity and creativity of permaculture. — “Permaculture Principles”,
  • Permaculture.TV is a media cooperative project that uses web video technology to educate the community about grass-roots solutions to sustainability such as gardens in schools, community gardens, home gardens, healthy eating and lifestyles,. — “Permaculture.TV free video cooperative”, permaculture.tv
  • Information, reading list, and links on permaculture and community-supported agriculture. — “Welcome to Alcohol Can Be a Gas! | Permaculture & Alcohol Can”,
  • Permaculture is a design system which aims to create sustainable human habitats by following nature's patterns. — “Permaculture - PermaWiki”,
  • Your complete permaculture resource page. — “The Crazy Palestinian's Permaculture Page”,
  • Periodical offering articles on permaculture design, edible landscaping, bioregionalism, aquaculture, natural building, earthworks, renewable energy, and much more. — “Permaculture Activist, The”,
  • A wellspring of original permaculture content and designs which you won't find elsewhere, including designs for natural buildings, transportation, managing water, wastewater, energy, money and other resources. — “Permaculture Design”,
  • Scott is known for his foundational work in establishing permaculture movement in the US Southwest, for which he received a Community Achievement Award from the Permaculture Institute of Australia. For six years Scott co-taught with the founder of permaculture, Bill Mollison. — “Permaculture Institute”,
  • has been helping facilitate all things Permaculture for over 10 years. Explore Permaculture courses and internships being offered worldwide. Network with others in our forum. And check out our extensive website resource list. — “Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute”,
  • Home > Master Publication List > Introduction to Permaculture: Concepts and Resources This publication offers definitions and descriptions of permaculture and its central principles. — “Introduction to Permaculture: Concepts and Resources”,
  • Permaculture is an approach to designing human settlements and agricultural systems that mimic the relationships found in natural ecologies. Permaculture aims to create stable, productive systems that provide for human needs, harmoniously integrating the land with its inhabitants. — “Permaculture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • Permaculture Education, Design, and Consulting from Darren Doherty of Bendigo Australia. Darren has extensive experience in Permaculture including teaching with Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, co-originators of the Permaculture movement. — “Permaculture.biz Home Page”, permaculture.biz
  • See Permaculture wiki for an explanation of how Appropedia works for permaculture. Permaculture is a form of whole systems design based on the sustainability of natural systems, seeking to reproduce that sustainability in our living environment. — “Permaculture - Appropedia: The sustainability wiki”,

Videos

  • Farming With Nature - Permaculture with Sepp Holzer BUY THIS FILM AT ! FILM MADE BY MALCOLM ST.JULIAN BOWN - CRYSTAL LAKE VIDEO. It is part of the DVD "Sepp Holzer´s Permaculture" which you can purchase there. This is a clip from the film "Farming With Nature" about permaculture farmer Sepp Holzer. We went to film Sepp Holzer for about 2,5 years. He created an edible landscape on 1500 m above sea level. Between the pinetree monocultures of Austria he built the biggest functioning permaculture landscape of Europe. You can see all films about Sepp Holzer on a DVD called "Sepp Holzer´s Permaculture" published by the filmmakers, Malcolm St.Julian Bown and Heidi Snel. Find the DVD at
  • Sustainable Living through Permaculture Systems Warren Brush (Exec. Dir., Quail Springs Permaculture Gardens) guides us through the various interdependent sustainable living & food production systems at Quail Spring Permaculture Gardens & Sustainable Living Facilities (Maricopa, Ca.). Produced for public television by Barrett Productions, Ventura, Ca. More info
  • Permaculture 101 Permaculture expert Penny Livingston-Stark shows how natural systems can teach us better design practices. Learning to work with the earth not only creates a healthier environment, it also nourishes the people who live in it.
  • Black Locust, permaculture food forest tree Alexandra King of Inspiration Farm (http in Bellinghmam, Washington talks a little about how black locust is great fodder, although sheep might like it so much it can make them sick. The sheep thought the black locust was the best tasting things in a brand new paddock. Robinia pseudoacacia. Brian Kerkvliet, also of Inspiration Farm, talks about other valuable aspects of black locust: fiber, fence posts, tool handles, nitrogen fixer, coppicing, shoots, pole construction, skids for an animal shelter, bee fodder (some of the very best honey) - a long blooming period, leafs out late, allowing the soil to warm before the tree shade kicks in, chicken food ... Brian then shows off some tool handles he made with black locust. He talks about how easy it is to peel. He also shows using the bark for a basket. he talks about using it for a scythe snath. He compares black locust to hickory. He shows off some hay rakes. When used as a handle, it is springier than other woods. If the wood is left out in the weather, it won't rot. Brian recommends black locust for rakes, shovels, hoes and many other tools. Black locust has a large root mass which makes it so it can grow very rapidly. Black locust lasts a really long time even when in direct contact with the soil. Brian shows a black locust seedling that was devoured by sheep and ... recovering. Mark Vander Meer of Wildland Conservation Services () in Missoula, Montana, talks about the value of black locust ...
  • profit: organic farming vs. permaculture farming http Helen Atthowe considers economic benefits (profit!) in organic farming systems vs. permaculture farming systems (aka: conservation farming; agricultural ecology conservation farming). Benefits include: less labor, less land, zero spraying for insects, less fertilizer, less weeding, While organic farming focused more on managing crops, soil fertility, reduction of pests, and reduction of chemicals. A permaculture farm is more about managing natural inter-relationships with plants, insects and wildlife. Relevant threads at permies: music by Jimmy Pardo
  • Amazing Urban Permaculture Food Forest Garden with Edible Exploding Impatiens John from goes on a field trip outside Portland, Oregon to visit one amazing Urban Permaculture Food Forest Garden. In this episode, John will share just some of the techniques and unique edible plants that are being grown in this permaculture garden. You will learn about the edible Impatiens balfourii... aka Poor Man's Orchid which explode when you touch them and so much more
  • Permaculture and early spring wild edibles Raw food recipes, early spring wildcrafting, permaculture
  • The Permaculture Neighborhood Center - Permaculture Artisans HQ - Erik Ohlsen takes you on a tour of an edible oasis he created on a 1/3 acre asphalt lot, encouraging you to think about sustainable living for small-town and suburban life. In the face of drought, fire, peak oil, energy depletion, soil depletion and more, what can you do to live a more eco-friendly life? The Permaculture Neighborhood Center - Permaculture Artisans, Earth Activist Training
  • Permaculture Punks of Mexico City Meet a group of punks who are helping the over-populated and sprawling Mexico City launch an ecological revolution. From them, we learn about permaculture and the importance of nature in the fight against urban decay. Produced by Creative Visions and presented by Amy Eldon.
  • Permaculture Our Urban Design Part 7 - Rocket Oven Pt1 Part 1 of 2 in the construction of a rocket stove cob oven. This is an attempt to replicate an oven put together by Jon and Flip in a video here on YouTube entitled "Rocket Oven.mov"... link youtu.be Additional information provided by them can be found at... A high resolution album can also be viewed at...
  • Toby Hemenway - How Permaculture Can Save Humanity and the Earth, but Not Civilization Hemenway is a frequent teacher, consultant and lecturer on permaculture and ecological design throughout the US and other countries. His writing has appeared in magazines such as Natural Home, Whole Earth Review and American Gardener. He is an adjunct professor in the School of Graduate Education at Portland State University, a Scholar-in-Residence at Pacific University, and a biologist consultant for the Biomimicry Guild.
  • Urban Permaculture DVD Trailer .au Geoff Lawton's Urban Permaculture DVD Trailer
  • Lilian Hill - Hopi Tutswka Permaculture - Kykotsmovi, Hopi Nation, Arizona A Living Web Films Production. "Across the nation, a new agrarian movement, centered on food and land health, is growing into a dynamic force. Led by youth (including the young-at-heart) and their mentors, this burgeoning movement is tackling some of the most daunting challenges of our time: food security, land restoration, conservation, climate adaptation, and sustainable prosperity. In the process, they are overturning traditional paradigms of conservation and agriculture. In this Conference we heard from a wide variety of new farm, ranch and conservation leaders and their innovative, hands-on ideas and practices that are changing the way we look at the land, our water, and ourselves." Courtney White, Executive Director. Lilian Hill - Hopi Tutswka Permaculture - Kykotsmovi, Hopi Nation, Arizona Lilian is Hopi from the village of Kykotsmovi. She is a member of the Tobacco (Pipwungwa) clan and is the mother of three children. Lilian has studied at the North American School of Natural Building and has studied Applied Indigenous Studies at Northern Arizona University, focusing on Traditional Ecological Knowledge. Along with her husband and children, Lilian is building a home in her village utilizing permaculture principles and encouraging the conditions for sustainability to happen.
  • Vote for UMass Permaculture in the Campus Champions of Change Challenge The UMass Amherst Permaculture student committee, of which I am a member, received some incredible news this week! We've been selected as 1 of 15 finalists (out of 1000+ applications!) for the Campus Champions of Change Challenge, a national award hosted by none other than the White House! This means we are in the final round, and the general public is now voting for which teams will get A TRIP TO THE WHITE HOUSE and also be featured on MTV's program "The Deans List." We have only 1 week to tally as many votes as we can -- voting ends Saturday, March 3 at 11:59PM est (New York time!) Here's a short description about our student group, and instructions for how to vote: "UMass Amherst Permaculture is a student group that educates the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus and the local community about ecological permaculture solutions by demonstrating edible perennial landscapes that are highly productive, low maintenance, environmentally sustainable, and socially responsible!" How to vote, and sharing the link with others!: 1) Simply click the link below and vote (all 3 of your votes!) for "UMASS Amherst Permaculture Initiative"! 2) Share the 'example text' below on your Facebook wall / Twitter feed so others in your network will also vote! 3) Post this message to Facebook groups and other online networks that you belong to! 4) Forward this in an e-mail to your friends, family, listservs, etc! Ask them to vote and share it with others as ...
  • Permaculture From Parking Lot Into Permaculture (pt. 1) You "Do" Less and Less, While More and More Grows It's hard to believe this magical permaculture food forest used to be an asphalt parking lot 3 years ago. Fruits, vegetables, berries, medicinal and cooking herbs all flourish here in abundance. Welcome to The Permaculture Neighborhood Center in Sebastapol, CA, where a group called the Permaculture Artisans transformed this space. Founder and owner Erik Ohlsen proudly describes the vision: "A neighborhood center that can not only support the food and medicine needs of the community, but be a gathering place to learn about how we can take urban lots - asphalted, cemented, pesticide ridden lots - and turn them into edible oases." The group incorporated soil fertility systems, roof water catchment and other innovative permaculture techniques. They created "water abundance by design", by creating a pond to circulate water and to attract beneficial insects and other creatures to the environment. They have grafted living trees together to create "fences". Take the tour in this video and pick up a wealth of information on permaculture techniques for how to resurrect abundant plant life from a dead parking lot space. With this design approach, nature takes it's course and each year you "do" less and less, while more and more grows. This video shows us it's possible! --Bibi Farber For more information, visit This video might contain copyrighted material. The use of which has not always been specifically ...
  • A Permaculture Food Forest The Food Forest is being developed by Annemarie and Graham Brookman and their children Tom and Nikki, to demonstrate how an ordinary family, with a typical Australian income can grow its own food and create a productive and diverse landscape. For More Information please visit; .au
  • Orlando Permaculture - Ralphie A backyard garden started by "Ralphie" in Orlando, Florida explaining some of the principles of why permaculture is applied to our environments. A section from the orlando permaculture documentary viewed at:
  • Urban Permaculture Featuring: Kevin Bayuk Sasha Tyshler Rachel Bigby Ashley Wolf David Glober Film By: Hannah Alvarez Ren Dodge Megan Lehn Emma Uribe Alex Wink Young & Fast Outta my Hair by Frankie Boots Urban Permaculture with Kevin Bayuk Thanks to : The San Francisco Urban Permaculture Guild Kevin Bayuk Kenn Burrows School of Holistic Health San Francisco State University 2009
  • Native Plants, Toby Hemenway, Gardens and Permaculture Toby Hemenway shares his perspective on native plants. He is a powerful advocate of native plants. And, at the same time, is concerned that the passions of some other native plant advocates might lead down a path that is not as good for native plants. Specifically, the planting of exclusively native plants vs. planting of an edible garden. Toby also explores the idea of "native to when?" with a focus on douglas fir trees. Relevant threads at permies music by Jimmy Pardo
  • Retaining water with permaculture methods in your garden. An old idea but still applicable today.
  • Heiko's World of Permaculture Plants: Hazelnuts, Chestnuts and Walnuts Heiko Koester is an articulate and very experienced Permaculture designer, gardener, and teacher in Eugene, OR. In this video he speaks about specific nut tree species for Permaculture systems in temperate climates: Hazelnuts, Chestnuts and Walnuts. This video is part of the online Permaculture Design Course (HORT 285) taught by Andrew Millison and Marisha Auerbach through Oregon State University's Extended Campus. Visit for more information.
  • Mark Lakeman on Urban Permaculture: City Repair, Re-patterning the Grid, Solar Cat Palace URBAN PERMACULTURE: Mark Lakeman describes the origins of the City Repair Project, talks about re-patterning the Roman grid, and leads us through the world's first Solar Powered Cat Palace! Mark is the founder of City Repair, Communitecture architects, and the Planet Repair Institute. Links to his work are at the end of the video. This video is part of a series produced by Andrew Millison of as part of Oregon State University's Permaculture program, where online and site based Permaculture courses are offered. The video was filmed and edited in the summer of 2010 by Norm Scott of .
  • Permaculture Park at Lebensgarten, Steyerberg.mp4 Lebensgarten - Garden of Life - is a community located in Lower Saxony, Germany. Built on the site of a former *** arms factory, the community has 62 houses. Lebensgarten has a large permaculture park, in which agriculture and human settlements are modeled after nature. Interviews with Declan Kennedy, Roland Wolf and others. Video by Dimitri Devyatkin
  • The Permaculture Neighborhood Center - Permaculture Artisans - Erik Ohlsen takes you on a tour of an edible oasis he created on a 1/3 acre asphalt lot, encouraging you to think about sustainable living for small-town and suburban life. In the face of drought, fire, peak oil, energy depletion, soil depletion and more, what can you do to live a more eco-friendly life? The Permaculture Neighborhood Center - Permaculture Artisans
  • Glastonbury 2011 - Permaculture An introduction to the Permaculture area at Glastonbury Festival. The organic gardens sustain vegetable and herb patches, as well as a compost toilet. There is a focus on environmentally friendly and responsible living, using recycled materials wherever possible. Also, once the festival starts, they sell value-priced organic meals for the heartiest appetite.
  • Ryan Harb Fall 2010 Interview at UMass Permaculture Site (3/3) Donate to UMass Permaculture! umass.edu Ryan Harb and Travis Knapp are interviewed by local ecological designer, Tom Benjamin, of Regenerative Design Group. This video was taken for Tom's online 'Sustainable Sites' course. The Franklin DC Permaculture Garden is a prime example of a model sustainable site for the UMass Amherst campus and local communities.
  • Part 2/3 UMass Permaculture Documentary Series This video focuses on phases II and III of the project: -Winter 2011 - A campus-wide garden design workshop -Spring - Early Summer 2011 - Initial Planting. Backstory: In October, 2010 UMass Amherst transformed a 1/4 grass lawn on campus into a diverse, low-maintenance, edible, educational, and model permaculture garden that is also easily replicable. Learn how this student-led project can be easily replicated and spread to other campuses, institutions... any piece of land for that matter. UMass Amherst is one of the first university's undertaking a project like this, directly on campus, and supplying the food to its dining commons. Please considering donating to UMass Permaculture! umass.edu This video Produced by
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  • PermaCulture Communities Costa Rica (Sustainable Living Project) The vision of this community is the integration of both community and sustainable agriculture. We are creating a model environment through regenerative design processes, where we live in greater harmony with one another and the landscape around us. In the celebration of diversity, equality, connectedness and democracy, we support the foundation for an enriching quality of life. This is a family friendly place, which I believe is the foundation of any community. Enjoy and dream! For more information on how to volunteer or become part of this beautiful project, please visit us them here at
  • Urban Permaculture Garden in San Francisco Grows Thousands of Pounds of Food John from goes on a field trip the the18th and Rhode Island Permaculture Garden. Just a few short years ago this Garden was an empty city lot. Now this lot has been transformed into an excellent example of Permaculture (Permanent Agriculture) Garden producing food for the community. After watching this episode you will learn more about permaculture and some of the techniques that are used to maximize your harvest.
  • Permaculture Our Urban Design Part 6 - Compost Heater An experimental compost heater shows its potential to provide heat two hours per day for up to 9 weeks.
  • Permaculture: Leadership for Sustainable Futures A presentation by Professor Stuart Hill University of Western Sydney, to the Blue Mountains Permaculture community in June 2011, on permaculture and the 'inner landscape'.
  • Occupy Permaculture Bill Mollison explains the need to stop running away, to face the fact that we need to take control of the financial system. www.occupy- permaculture.tv "Hunger is rising, absolute hunger is rising, food's badly distributed, not distributed at all often. The waste of food, the whole deal of it....its eh, a shocking situation, it's just inhuman. It's what nobody would intend, and somehow what we've arrived at, and we arrived at it by the erection of financial structures, totally divorced from resources. So that the fiscal economy has been a runaway system. We've gotta tackle that head on. That is, what I'm trying to tell you, it's no good any longer just being an organic gardener or farmer, we have to be effective financial and political units. And we're gonna have to face that. Just as it was very hard for us to learn to garden, then hard for us to learn to collect seeds, once the multinationals took over the open-pollinated seed market; we had to become seed growers. Now its very difficult, we have to become bankers.There's no good trying to pretend we don't have to. We can run away to the bush, build a mud hut and grow ducks in the garden, it's not gonna do it. The coals will still be burnt, the land will still be eroded, and the forests will still be cleared for newsprint if we run away to the bush. So, there's no escape, we've just gotta stop running away, stay where we are and start to face up and fight." 1983 pdc bill mollison
  • Bullock Brothers Homestead - A 25-Year Permaculture Project Peak Moment 68: Take a tour with Joe, Doug and Sam Bullock on their Orcas Island homestead, site of a yearly Permaculture design course. Using nature as their model, they create edges and wildlife habitat, move water through the landscape, promote diversity, and raise an astonishing variety of plants from sub-arctic to tropical -- a wise investment in these climate-changing times.
  • Milkwood: Urban Permaculture Design Course, Sydney, Jan 2012 2 weeks in the life of a permaculture design student in 3 minutes! .au This video is compiled of photos taken during our Urban Permaculture Design Certificate in Sydney, January 9-22 2012. Thanks to all the awesome students and teachers who participated in an amazing 2 weeks of learning and doing. Milkwood Permaculture provides world-class education in Permaculture and Regenerative Agriculture. Our unique, best-practice courses and workshops provide the skills and confidence to create permanently sustainable systems. A Milkwood Permaculture Design Certificate provides an exceptional grounding in Permaculture design and theory. Our PDC graduates leave our courses ready to design and implement permaculture principles into a wide range of scenarios; urban permaculture systems, small farms, suburban blocks and overseas aid projects. http Music by Tunng & photos by Cathy X http
  • Permaculture Principles at Work An introduction to permaculture design principles featuring a stunning, abundant food forest designed by Erik Ohlsen of Permaculture Artisans . Erik teaches with Earth Activist Training . Video by Starhawk
  • Permaculture: Our Urban Design Part 1 - Site Survey A beginners attempt to design and implement permaculture principles on a domestic block in Sydney Australia.
  • Animals in the Permaculture System at D Acres How animals work cooperatively with us to help accomplish our goals. D Acres is a non-profit Permaculture Farm & Educational Homestead located in Dorchester, NH. D Acres researches, applies and teaches skills of sustainable living and small-scale organic farming. Striving to improve the human relationship to the environment, the center functions as a demonstration farm to role model exemplars of healthy living. Sharing a communal living situation, individuals come to respect and share values of interdependence and love of nature. In addition, the organization supports educational activities directed toward improving the quality of life of residents and the larger community.
  • Perma Culture - Living Free and Independent Uploaded by WeAreONEbigFamily on 12 Dec 2011 By: (Great Channel) Please subscribe to the channels. This is something Most of us can do and we should.
  • Part 1/3 UMass Permaculture Documentary Series Donate to UMass Permaculture! umass.edu UMass Amherst transformed a 1/4 grass lawn on campus into a thriving, abundant, permaculture garden during the 2010-2011 academic year. Learn how this student-led project can be easily replicated and spread to other campuses, institutions... any piece of land for that matter. UMass Amherst is one of the first university's undertaking a project like this, directly on campus, and supplying the food to its dining commons. This video Produced by
  • Food For Thought - A Permaculture Diary - Part One This is a video diary of a small back garden in a seaside town being transformed into a viable source of nourishment using permaculture techniques. For educational purposes.