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Scott Pittman

Permaculture Credit Union Merger

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At the end of September, 2014, members and friends of the Permaculture Credit Union (PCU)  received the big news: PCU is merging with another credit union (Sandia Regional).

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Permaculture Course in Costa Rica

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This is my seventh year teaching the Permaculture Design Course in Costa Rica (January – February 2015), and, as usual, I am looking forward to it.  Our site is at Finca Amrta – a small citrus farm near San Isidro in the Talamanca mountains between San Jose and Dominical, on the Pacific Coast.  One of my great pleasures is working with my friend and co-teacher, Native Costa Rican, Durga. Durga lives nearby at Ashram Arunachala […]

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Permaculture Ethics

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Permaculture Touchstone

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Teaching Permaculture as if it Mattered

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The Permaculture Diploma in Education is the most difficult one to earn. It is difficult because one has to know the enormous wealth of permaculture material from soup to nuts.  One has to have competence in all the various methods and techniques of implementation of the Permaculture Design – for a site, community, project or any other application.  It is not enough to read all the books, get all the plant lists, assemble handouts, provide […]

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My Journey to Permaculture

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I came to permaculture, in a very convoluted way, through my friend Ali Sharif,(now a renowned permaculture activist and organizer, working in Mozambic, Africa).   We became friends when I was helping him find a small farm to purchase, and later to remodel an old adobe house. One day Ali asked me to watch his place while he went to a training program called permaculture. Ali didn’t make clear what this training was all about, and […]

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