Category Archives: Permaculture

What is Permaculture?

The word “permaculture” comes from the combination of “permanent” + “agriculture”. Since food is vital for culture, permaculture is also “permanent” + “culture”. It has the potential for solving many existing problems…

Restoring Forests and Communities: Willie Smits

Willie Smits, born in the Netherlands but living in (and citizen of) Indonesea for the past 35 years, works in tropical Indonesia to re-establish not only forests which then increase rainfall by 25% (using only 5,000 acres) but also the communities needed to make those forests permanent. Resources to learn more (but also see below): […]

Greening the Desert – Geoff Lawton

Jordan is one of the most water-deprived countries in the world, most of the country receiving less than 7.87″ (200 mm) of rainfall annually, much of that evaporating before being us use for growing food. Permaculture projects are demonstrating a sustainable way to reclaim the desert.

Free eBook | One Planet Thriving: Serious Urban Solutions for 12 Serious Problems

Download a free copy of the eBook on establishing a sustainable lake house with friends, a solution that simultaneously provides (1) a lifeboat community in case of hard times, (2) an affordable, permaculture, weekend getaway, and (3) a way of transitioning from urban status quo to one planet thriving.

Apios Institute | Edible Forest Garden Wiki – Useful Plant Species – Regenerative Agriculture – Edible Landscaping | Regenerative Perennial Agriculture for Temperate Climate Ecosystems

Apios Institute | Edible Forest Garden Wiki – Useful Plant Species – Regenerative Agriculture – Edible Landscaping | Regenerative Perennial Agriculture for Temperate Climate Ecosystems. Eric Toensmeier and Dave Jacke are involved in this collaborative effort to create an online community that shares its knowledge of all things Edible Forest.

Food is Central for Civilization

Civilization as we know it arose out of annual agriculture and the domestication of animals in the fertile crescent about 10,000 years ago. In other words, civilization depends on food.

Thriving on One Planet: The Big Picture

The big picture of One Planet Thriving: (1) Our modern way of life is the largest, most unethical failure in human history. (2) We know how to reverse that failure and thrive on one planet’s worth of resources. (3) The trick is transitioning to that way of life. For more detail, read this post which, in turn, has links to more detailed posts and resources.

From Grass to Food? Backyard Permaculture Project

A backyard permaculture, perennial (tiny) food forest and kitchen garden