Differences in linear and holistic thinking and operating

Lake and mountains in Tasmania

We are masters of trying to control our environment as humans, to the detriment of our species. We are so linear, we have removed ourselves completely from the natural environment and label everything. We need more holistic thinkers, more people that can see the whole picture and the amazing interaction between all the elements in a system...

Permaculture course in Vanuatu

Private garden greywater system in Vanuatu

As part of teaching a Permaculture course for the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, Tom went to a small village on the island of Malakula in Vanuatu, and found greywater systems and under- and overstory growing methods for cacao and coconut.

Permaculture first: regenerating a mine site with a food forest in Laos, by Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor was in Laos in January, working on regenerating a mine site by focusing on soil improvement and planting a food forest. Here you will find his photo diary of the steps they went through to achieve this.  Paul is teaching Sustainable Soil Management courses here at PRI Sunshine Coast on the following dates: …

Northey Street City Farm Brisbane – Farm Manager position

Northey Street City Farm….. a place for learning about living sustainably in the city POSITION DESCRIPTION Position: Farming Manager Hours: 24 hours per week Pay rate: NSCF Award Agreement Manager Level, $24.80 per hour excluding entitlements Contract Position: Permanent part time Responsible to: Management Committee Person The Farming Manager should have a proven strong background in practical Permaculture and organic fruit …

Put your questions to the experts

Permaculture Research Institute Australia has put together a question and answer forum and video, in which experts answer questions put to them by forum members. Find out more here: http://permaculturenews.org/2012/11/28/put-your-questions-to-the-experts-round-1-geoff-lawton/ for round 1 and here: http://permaculturenews.org/2012/12/05/put-your-questions-to-the-experts-round-2-geoff-lawton/ for round 2. Geoff Lawton from PRI Australia will be answering the questions for these rounds. There are links to the …

Introduction to Permaculture course

Permaculture Noosa is sponsoring an Introduction to Permaculture Course.  This offer is open to the public; you don’t have to be a member of Permaculture Noosa. The course is taught by Tom Kendall, and is a great way to find out more about Permaculture. Whether you have just discovered Permaculture and would like to know more, or have been practising Permaculture but …