Ross Mars’ Candlelight Farm near Perth, Western Australia has had a healthy uptake of students for Cert III and Diploma of Permaculture courses. The 12-month Diploma course has 4 enrolled students who meet with their lecturers for one weekend a month. Recently the students and lecturers spent a weekend away from the classroom and took […]
In 2018 Permafund supported the Foundation for Research and Sustainable Development (FRSD) with micro grant funding for their project in Tamil Nadu, India to teach marginalised farmers how to produce biochar as a low cost solution for the remediation of degraded soils. Subsistence agriculture in regions of Madurai with depleted soils has seen an increase […]
Just before the end of the financial year, or anytime, Permaculture Australia’s Permafund welcomes one off and recurring donations, tithes and pledges.
With national housing unaffordability making many young people feel home ownership is out of reach, it is high time for some out-of-the-box thinking. Permaculture Principles and PA Member Richard Telford certainly applied that kind of thinking more than a decade ago when he bought a rundown cottage in Seymour, Victoria. The goal was to deconstruct the cottage […]
In February 2019 Permafund team member, Jed Walker, travelled to South East Bangladesh, to join Rowe Morrow and Ruth Harvey for their second PDC (the first was for local residents). Quaker Service Australia, working with the Bangladesh Association for Sustainable Development (BASD), financially supported the courses. Jed joined the course at Camp 19 in Cox’s […]
After extensive consultation, the Permaculture Educators’ Guild (PEG) has developed a new version of the Permaculture Design Course (PDC) syllabus. The Guild is a group of permaculture educators based in south-eastern Australia, formed to work collaboratively on the development and promotion of permaculture design in its bioregion. Educators in other bioregions are welcome to use […]
PA’s AGM took place on Sunday 14th April 2019. The main business besides approving the annual report is accepting a new Board of Directors for the 2019/2020 year. The new Board is now Virginia Solomon, Wendy Marchment, and Cally Brennan who all stood again. New comers are Ian Lillington from Victoria and Kym Blechynden from Tasmania. […]
The excited winner of the Moisture meter was Sam from Aspendale in VIC. Thanks to GroundGrocer.com for the donation:
This excavation of Mining the Archives takes us to an article by Lisa Mollison and Kathy Jack about starting a Permaculture Academy to take the design system further into formal tertiary education.
Mining the archive Our permaculture past revealed through stories from Permaculture International Journal. In this article from edition 45, December-February 1993 of Permaculture International Journal, Robyn Francis discussed options for reducing our energy use.. Author: Robyn Francis. Mining the archive series editor: Russ Grayson. Design with energy in mind Permaculture designer, Robyn Francis, looks at […]