The 1980s saw permaculture practitioners busy establishing the first ecovillage, Crystal Waters Permaculture Village in the Sunshine Coast hinterland of south-east Queensland. Others followed. In this short article, Bill Mollison explores the idea of a global alliance of villages.
Emas Hitam is a small NGO operating on the Indonesian island of Bali in the village of Petula. They received a Permafund grant of $1,000 in February 2017 to construct two dry composting toilets on their community garden site called Ancut Garden. In Balinese, ’Ancut’ means the ‘border’ which represents the permaculture principle of ‘Use […]
The team from Permaculture Australia’s Permaculture International Public Fund (well known as Permafund), is extremely grateful for the generous donations from individuals, key supporters and fundraisers that have enabled the 2018 round of micro-grants. With donations of AU$13,000 to distribute, Permafund received applications from projects in India, Kenya, Nepal and Australia. From 16 applications the […]
Permaculture is about growing food, how we live, the type of houses we build, ways in which we can live more sustainably, working with others in our community and how we deal with water, energy, soil and living things. Permaculture is seen by many people as providing strategies to enable us to adapt to a […]
January’s prize draw for new members featured Outdoor Classrooms donated by Janet Millington: which was won by an elated Leonie from Merbein in Victoria! The second prize was a 1 litre bottle of EM-1 (effective micro-organisms) kindly donated by GroundGrocer.com: which was won by Gemma in Newton, Victoria!
Goshen is a Professional Member of PA and is fully immersed in the Permaculture way of living. He lives in the suburbs in Geelong, a city in the state of Victoria, southwest of Melbourne. He gives to his local community by being the editor of the Geelong Organic Gardeners newsletter, and secretary of the local Transition […]
Australian Permaculture Convergence (APC) 15 — Date Claimer! An entry for your diaries/calendars: Sunday 19th April 2020 – Permaculture Festival at Northey Street City Farm (Brisbane, QLD) Monday – Thursday 20-23 April 2020 – Australian Permaculture Convergence at Redland Bay, South Moreton Bay (35 mins from Brisbane – accessible by public transport). Tours of Northern […]
December’s prize draw for new members featured a composting thermometer kindly donated by GroundGrocer.com: This is a useful tool for making high quality hot compost at home! The fortunate winner was Lisa in New Zealand. Here is where she will be putting it to good use:
There is great opportunity for teachers and high schools to adopt new Cert I and Cert II Permaculture courses into Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs for Years 10, 11 and 12. Permaculture is a framework to enable the design of resilient systems and to create sustainable, living, integrated systems based on ecological principles and […]
November’s prize was a double pass to Woodford Folk Festival in Woodford, SE Queensland: The Woodford Folk Festival is held annually and more than 2,000 local, national and international, artists, musicians and presenters put on over 438 acts to an audience of an estimated 132,000 people. This year will be the 33rd Woodford Folk Festival […]