Bellamar Gardens, Cuba

Bellamar Gardens is one of the exctiting new major permaculture projects in Cuba, located near Matanzas, just a hundred meters from the famous Bellamar Caves. I was invited to consult on the project when I visited Cuba in 2009 when the land had quite recently been secured by FANJ (Foundation for Nature and Humanity), Cuba’s …

Sustainable Aid for Permaculture Development Work

Are you involved in sustainable aid, development work, post-disaster relief? This course will develop specific awareness, knowledge and skills for being effective, appropriate and culturally sensitive in this important field of permaculture activism and education. Discover effective tools to work with communities to build resilience so they can better meet the challenges of a rapidly …

Regenerative Aid and Building Resilience – Beyond Sustainability

Robyn Francis writes about the Permaculture approach to development and aid. The focus of permaculture working with communities in need, is to build resilience, empower people to solve their own problems, and to regenerate damaged environments to health and abundance.

Amazon Permaculture Field Trip

The Amazon Permaculture outreach centre at Boa Vista

I can’t imagine a better way to be lost on the Amazon than in the company of 35 international permaculture delegates on a boat with a week’s supply of food on board. Yes, the pilot got us lost several times during the journey from Manaus to the permaculture project near Boa Vista, so what should …