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Maddy Harland |
Wednesday, 20th May 2020
In 2018, I was offered £10,000 to start a permaculture award. I could decide the criteria and how to give the money away, what I couldn’t do was pocket any of the cash for the set up and admin work. Within months the Permaculture Magazine Prize had attracted another £15,000 that included a £5,000 Youth in Permaculture Prize for outstanding people... more
 
Maya Mountain Research Farm |
Wednesday, 20th May 2020
Maya Mountain Research Farm (MMRF) is located two miles up river from the Queq’chi Maya community of San Pedro Columbia. It sits in the foothills of the Maya Mountains, where the plains, stretching forth to the Caribbean, meet limestone hills. Most of the hills are carpeted with a mixture of old growth forest, to the north, and regenerative forest... more
 
Sector39 |
Monday, 11th May 2020
Over the last 12 years, Sector39 has delivered 42 full permaculture design courses. These have included traditional two-week residential courses, weekend courses, evening courses and so much more. Sector39 has brought permaculture to a wide rnage of people, teaching across Wales and Africa. Overtime their teaching resources have become more... more
 
S.A.L.V.E. International |
Thursday, 7th May 2020
S.A.L.V.E. International is a small education and social work charity supporting children living on the streets in Jinja, Uganda. We do this through trust building, counselling, care, family reunification and education. S.A.L.V.E. was founded in 2008 by Helen Huthwaite, Nicola Sansom and Mike Asiya, as a UK-Ugandan collaboration. They found it... more
 
Jan Kipper Fischer |
Friday, 17th April 2020
Exactly 31 years after I started my first trip to Africa at Diani Beach, south of Mombasa, I have now started this trip again, this time accompanied by Sonja. The reason for this was a wedding invitation to Kisumu and the long-cherished wish to visit some Kenyan project partners, to exchange ideas and to explore opportunities for cooperation. In... more
 
Graham Truscott |
Tuesday, 14th April 2020
Uncle Fred kept the tobacco industry in business. Rarely was he without a cigarette between his lips, in his life-calloused hand about to be lit, or already alight with ash trailing from it. His wife shared the same habit (slightly more elegantly) but no amount of the duty-free perfume with which she doused herself could disguise the distinctive... more
 
The Ripple Effect |
Wednesday, 26th February 2020
Living on a planet that witnesses overwhelming conflict in the form of violence, pollution, and increasingly unpredictable patterns, one might ask: How do I engage this complicated world in a way that is meaningful and in balance? When Michael Ewens entered the ancestral homeland of the Maya Ixil in northwestern Guatemala, he was not welcomed as a... more
 
Robin Woolner |
Wednesday, 12th February 2020
In a grocery store last spring I was delighted to find a giant jackfruit for sale. I picked it up like a waxy green baby and posed for my cousin who snapped a photo. It turned out good so I made it my Facebook profile picture. It was a fortuitous choice, as it attracted the attention of a peculiar visionary in a village in Zimbabwe. Evans (... more
 
Paul Alfrey - The Balkan Ecology Project |
Friday, 7th February 2020
Last season we started a new survey in an attempt to gain an understanding of the biodiversity within various habitats of a regenerative landscape. During this article I'll introduce the garden we carried out the surveys in, overview the habitat types within the garden that we looked at, present the survey protocol, and share the results from the... more
 
SCOPE Malawi |
Thursday, 6th February 2020
The Schools and Colleges Permaculture (SCOPE) Malawi programme has been working with schools for over seven years to transform the school grounds, teach children basic agricultural skills and provide food for the children.  Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world with 50.7% of the population living below the poverty line and 25% living... more
 

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