New book from Fukuoka – Sowing Seeds in the Desert

Due for release June 2012,  the last major work from Masanobu Fukuoka, author of international bestseller The One-Straw Revolution. This new book, titled Sowing Seeds in the Desert, is Fukuoka's last major work, and may just be his most important.   "Fans of Fukuoka's...

Hong Kong-crete needs a jackhammer!

Steve Cran reports from Hong Kong, April 2012 "Hong Kong has a huge amount of energy. If it can be channelled into permaculture the concrete will be covered in gardens and forests." Its my first day in Hong Kong, well not really Hong Kong, actually it’s an island...

Natural cleaning- simple, safe and inexpensive

My grandmother was a great source of practical wisdom -- born in the 1880’s she grew up in a world kept clean and hygienic with simple natural ingredients and common household items.  The world changed post WWII as we entered the era of booming corporations,...

Ozone – a silent peril at ground level

Robyn Francis reports, March 2012 We learned of the importance of ozone in the stratosphere when it depleted to allow harmful levels of ultra-violet rays to reach the earth’s surface, so ozone up there is a good thing, but not so good closer to earth in the...

Glyphosate toxicity

Glyphosate toxicity - impacts on the environment and non-target species A few important facts not readily found in information from Monsanto-funded and lobbied government agencies and conservation programs, and subsequently not common knowledge amongst bush...

Permaculture Pioneers – stories from the new frontier

These stories tell how ordinary people have found the courage to enbrace the worlds problems and move beyond fear to make a difference and empower others with solutions and practical actions as inspired agents of change. This anthology is an inspiring addition to...

Make your own Elderflower Cordial

Elderflower Cordial... YUM! It went down a treat at the End of PDC Celebration Pot-luck at Djanbung last week... you all asked for the recipe, so here it is! Ingredients:  20 Heads of Elderflowers 1 or 2 sliced lemons 1 or 2 sliced oranges 2tbsp citric acid (can...

Together we can Permaculture Australia

The Australian permaculture community has been engaged in a dialogue and collective planning process for a national representative body. Building on discussions and participatory planning processes at national convergences over the past 5 years, 2010 saw a concerted...

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