Why it’s hard to replicate social permaculture enterprises

This post started with a conversation I had with Rich Bowden from Permaculture Plus. We had just finished a Zoom interview for his upcoming online conference. We were both talking about Lis Bastian's amazing work with the Blue Mountains Pluriversity and Rich commented that he'd like to replicate it. I said something like this: I … Continue reading Why it’s hard to replicate social permaculture enterprises

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The pyramid of wisdom

  This is a photograph of board notes from a recent permaculture fundamentals course. It represents a logical progression of knowledge and I thought I'd write a post about it in the hope that others find it useful. So let's work from the base to the top before I reveal the story behind the flying … Continue reading The pyramid of wisdom

Rethinking Food Gardens: Energy is Everything

The process for designing a home food garden typically starts with humans. What do people eat? What would they be prepared to eat? Sometimes it starts with what's available at the hardware store as plants or seedlings and sometimes it's influenced by a seed catalogue with enticing descriptions of abundant harvest. This is designing backwards.  … Continue reading Rethinking Food Gardens: Energy is Everything