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New to Permaculture? 7 Steps to Remember

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Permaculture is a powerful and practical answer if your goal is to become more sustainable. Embracing permaculture practices in your life is an exciting proposition, but it quickly becomes overwhelming if you don’t  avoid common mistakes. Look at this list of 7 steps that help you succeed in your permaculture journey.

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Harvest Swap – and the Third Ethic of Permaculture

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I feel like a field mouse lately, the cold nights and cool days of late September inviting actions directed at keeping warmth in the house, gathering the food stuffs for the long winter ahead. Preparing the firewood, knitting a few more garments to keep the family cozy…. searching for the slippers that were put away for the summer.

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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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Durga – My Journey to Permaculture

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Following is a story told by Durga, a friend, a former student, and now a teacher of permaculture. Durga is native to Costa Rica, where she shepherds many permaculture projects and initiatives and lives at Sat Yoga Ashram. Durga is co-teacher of our annual Permaculture Design Course in Costa Rica. Being a Seed My first roots started to grow at Sat Yoga Ashram in 2012, before that I was a nomadic seed, an active ecologist […]

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My Permaculture Greenhouse: 6 things I do to keep it green

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August is the time when we renew our efforts gardening with climate-extension methods in mind – greenhouses, cold frames, hoop houses are all at the start of their new season. With permaculture ideas in mind, and with focus on sustainability, I run my greenhouse in a way that keeps it healthy and productive with minimal inputs (limited to seeds and water in my case). Here is how I do it. 1. The Year Starts in […]

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Basic Tea Plants for a Permaculture Garden

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Scott Pittman of the Permaculture Institute tours his garden and shows some of the basic herbs that can be included in just about any permaculture setting as tea plants.

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