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Permaculture – What It Is and Why It’s So Important

Written by on September 23, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 6 Comments
Permaculture – What It Is and Why It’s So Important

Permaculture is the ethical, scientific and synchronistic design of natural systems to ensure a sustainable philosophy of living. It also aims to facilitate abundance for the future of humanity by producing all the food and materials it needs on a local scale. At its core, permaculture is simply the collaboration of humans and nature in action.

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How to Make Vertical Raised Beds for Urban Green Spaces

Written by on October 5, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
How to Make Vertical Raised Beds for Urban Green Spaces

Permaculture is not merely a solution for smallholders, farmers and families living in the countryside, but for city dwellers too. Living in cities offers great opportunities for us to reduce our footprints.

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Yes, We Can Achieve Regenerative Agriculture

Written by on August 7, 2014 in Climate Change, Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Yes, We Can Achieve Regenerative Agriculture

While agriculture is the foundation of civilization and of any stable economy, it is also, when poorly practiced, the most destructive industry—even more so than coal mining. Restoring ecological function, in part through regenerative agriculture, is the only way we will survive.

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Geoff Lawton’s Permaculture Wisdom Can Literally Save the World

Written by on June 9, 2014 in Farming & Gardening, Health with 1 Comment
Geoff Lawton’s Permaculture Wisdom Can Literally Save the World

World-renowned permaculture teacher Geoff Lawton’s techniques, if used widely enough, can literally save the planet from itself. In a video introducing his techniques, Lawton says he’s taught more than 6,000 people in more than 30 countries “permaculture design science.” His techniques, he says, allows people “to provide for all their needs in a way that’s beneficial to the environment and so that they can survive in a really abundant and meaningful way.”

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New UN Report: Small Scale Organic is the Only Way to Feed the World

Written by on March 11, 2014 in Farming & Gardening, Health with 1 Comment
New UN Report: Small Scale Organic is the Only Way to Feed the World

According to a new publication from the U.N. Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), small scale, organic farming can create strong local food systems – the only viable, sustainable way to feed the word. Sixty experts from around the world weighed in on the problem in Trade and Environment Review 2013: Wake Up Before it is Too Late, which includes a commentary from IATP. The report calls for ‘ecological intensification,’ or a shift from conventional mono-culture planting to independent, small-scale production and permaculture, which can create a mosaic of sustainable regenerative systems which can feed all of us.

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