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An Unlikely Journey to Permaculture: we all have a story, and why it matters

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A couple years ago I had a conversation with a woman who started a phenomenal affordable housing program in Utah using education and natural building as her means. I asked about the story of how she got there. Was she in construction? Was she an educator? She was a mortgage officer for a bank. She got tired of turning people down who didn’t qualify for a home loan due to low income, and knew personally […]

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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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Lama Foundation – a window into our daily life

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This is a guest post by one of Lama Foundation’ residents, Rebecca Rodger. Lama Foundation has been a host of numerous permaculture design courses, “on the mountain”, in the stunning setting of the Sangre de Cristo range of Northern New Mexico. In 2016, Lama is celebrating its 50th anniversary, meanwhile we are forging a new connection in the region and have moved our permaculture design course to a lower elevation to offer a better learning […]

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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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Scott Pittman teaching permaculture

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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