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Rozie Apps |
Monday, 7th June 2021
“While Earth has survived radical climactic changes and regenerated following mass extinctions, it’s not the destruction of Earth that we are facing, it’s the destruction of our familiar, natural world and our uniquely rich human culture. “It may sound frightening, but the scientific evidence is that if we have not taken dramatic action within the... more
 
Rozie Apps - Permaculture Magazine |
Friday, 4th June 2021
If you've been reading Permaculture Magazine, you'll know that permaculture offers the tools for small and large-scale ecosystem restoration.  The planet's ecosystems are being lost at an alarming rate, and humans depend on these ecosystems being healthy for our survival. The United Nations (UN) state that over 4.7 million hectares of forests (... more
 
Cynthia Robinson |
Thursday, 3rd June 2021
When my husband and I first came to Peru in 2001 we were greeted by the most loving, warmest, and down-to-earth people, who despite having very little, were able to rejoice with the simple life because of tightly knit communities and ancestral ways to relate deeply with each other. Over the years however we’ve observed that original native culture... more
 
Rob Squires |
Monday, 24th May 2021
It’s funny the way life has a habit of going full circle on you. In the early ’90s as a young adult, I found myself ‘up north’, volunteering in the regeneration of a 80 hectare (200 acre) spoil heap, created from a coal mine in Bold, near St. Helens. This was a flagship project for the very first Groundwork Trust, set up in the town to clean up... more
 
Aravind Krishnan |
Friday, 14th May 2021
At the heart of the Randar project is an effort to transform a small agricultural land holding into a self-sustaining ecosystem. An underlying theme in permaculture is designing self-sufficient and regenerative land holdings. Such a shift towards bounteous and ecologically sustainable food production in the case of present day Indian agriculture... more
 
Beatriz Ramirez and Tierra Martinez |
Monday, 10th May 2021
Eco-Centro Madre Selva is located in the heart of the Misiones Jungle, 4km from the Yabotí Biosphere Reserve (250,000 hectares) and 4 km from the Turvo State Park (Brazil, 50,000 hectares) in Argentina. The area, one of the most important lungs of South America, is being destoyed through forestry extraction and monoculture cropping. The ecosystem... more
 
Maasai Conservation Fund |
Wednesday, 7th April 2021
Of the 120 indigenous tribes in East Africa, the Maasai are known for their distinctive customs and dress, and their residence near some of the greatest collections of wildlife on earth. These traditionally nomadic pastoralists love their land, and have been exceptional custodians of it for hundreds of years, living among the wild animals,... more
 
John Nzira |
Thursday, 1st April 2021
Ukuvuna: “a process or a period of gathering yield”. In Southern Africa, Ukuvuna is transforming individuals, families and societies to become adaptable and resilient to social, economic and environment challenges. Families are sharing pride in their ability to ensure food and nutrition security, adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change... more
 
Lorenzo Costa |
Friday, 26th March 2021
La Scoscesa is a farm based in the Chianti area, in Tuscany, Italy. Many know the area for its wine. Few remember the region was inhabited since the etruscan era, 2500 years ago, and was until the ‘60s organised through a share-cropping system, that applied a coltura promiscua approach to land use; coltura promiscua, meaning polyculture, and... more
 
Javad Razmi |
Tuesday, 16th March 2021
I have always tried to make my students learn through action. To acquaint my students with the principles of permaculture, and a nature-friendly food production system, a pilot site was needed. The university campus was the most suitable place for establishing the first permaculture self-resilient pilot site in autumn of 2016. The arena of this... more
 

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