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A Holiday Smorgasbord Part 2: Permaculture, A Vision of a Post-Oil World

Today’s installment of our holiday smorgasbord features an approach to the environmental crisis and the energy crisis and the economic crisis that I’m very thankful for…Permaculture.

Permaculture, A vision of a post-oil world

Yves Cochet

Yves Cochet…


Added by David MacLeod on November 27, 2014 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Survive and Thrive with Permaculture

Reblogged from my Integral Permaculture site. Be sure to see the comment at the end related to the local opportunity of a Permaculture course at Inspiration Farm in August (which will include, btw, admission into the Whatcom Skillshare Faire/Northwest Permaculture Convergence).…


Added by David MacLeod on July 4, 2014 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Come to the Farm and Be Inspired! Primary Practical Permaculture

Reposted from my Integral Permaculture blog.


If you’re in the region of northwest Washington, or southwest B.C., consider stopping by Inspiration Farm on…


Added by David MacLeod on May 26, 2014 at 9:27pm — No Comments

Crash on Demand: David Holmgren updates his Future Scenarios

Future Scenarios David Holmgren, co-originator of the Permaculture concept, published Future Scenarios in 2007, originally as a website, and then published by Chelsea Green in 2008 as a…


Added by David MacLeod on December 17, 2013 at 8:12pm — No Comments

3 Minutes of Wisdom from Robyn Francis

"Robyn Francis is one of the 26 contributors to Permaculture Pioneers – stories from the new frontier. In this short interview, introduced by co-editor Kerry Dawborn, Robyn talks about how permaculture informs everything in her life now,…


Added by David MacLeod on December 5, 2013 at 9:56pm — No Comments

The Many Uses of the Sun's Power

Reblogged from my Integral Permaculture site.

Permaculture Principle #5: Use and Value Renewable Resources

“Make the best use of nature’s abundance to reduce our consumptive behaviour and dependence on non-renewable…


Added by David MacLeod on June 29, 2013 at 10:54pm — No Comments

Principles for the Pulse that is Peak Oil

From PatternDynamics (TM) by Tim Winton

From PatternDynamics (TM) by Tim Winton

A comment has just appeared below my blog post on…


Added by David MacLeod on April 22, 2013 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Lessons From the Ages for 2013, Part 2

Mayan Calendar

Read Part 1 here.

The Maya Civilization has earned a great deal of respect. Beginning sometime around 2000 B.C., they had a fully developed written language, as well as well developed art, architecture, mathematical, and…


Added by David MacLeod on January 6, 2013 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

An Empowering 3 Day Sustainabiltiy Event

What if I were to tell you that there was an empowering 3 Day sustainability event that would change your relationships with both the planet and the people around you?

That it would include a formidable number of presenters, with a wide diversity of workshops to choose from – everything from organic agriculture and wildcrafting to natural building and…


Added by David MacLeod on September 27, 2012 at 9:28pm — 1 Comment

Needing New Home

I've been living in a super funky little apartment for four years now and have outgrown it. We're talking under 400sq ft. I can use a little more space, some storage and good natural light. So I am looking for a nice in-law apt, a tiny house or a long-term house-sitting gig for myself and my older well behaved cat. Hoping to keep it under $600 but thinking $700 is my upper limit. I am an avid gardener, a neat freak and avoid collecting things, preferring to purge possessions on a regular…


Added by Richard Chrappa on May 29, 2012 at 3:45pm — 3 Comments

The Energy Characteristics of Cooperative Culture

Mary Logan, daughter of the late pioneer of systems ecology, Howard Odum, undertook a book review of “Together; the Rituals, Pleasures, and Politics of Cooperation“, by…


Added by David MacLeod on April 15, 2012 at 12:30pm — 8 Comments

Principles and Pathways, Class #2: Rob Hopkins, and Transition

This post is primarily for the folks taking my WFS class on Principles & Pathways Beyond Sustainability, but everyone is welcome to follow along at home. Notes for Class #1 are here.

In Class #2, we will cover the following material:

1) Discussion around topics of class #1: the Five Axioms of Sustainability and Introduction to Permaculture…


Added by David MacLeod on June 8, 2011 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability

This Blog Post is in regards to the Class I will be teaching through the Whatcom Folk School, beginning June 6th.  More info about the class here.


Primary Text for class:

The Essence of Permaculture E-Book by David…


Added by David MacLeod on May 17, 2011 at 9:37pm — 4 Comments

Earth Medicine -(Nettle & Seaweed Protectors)

Nettle Nourishment!  Links on stinging nettle, seaweed, & other green medicines, including low dose radiation protection idea. 

Nourishing Stinging Nettle (Urtica sp.)- Once juiced, blended, dried & crushed, or cooked they lose their "sting" and are the temperate climates first spring wild…


Added by Heather K on April 9, 2011 at 4:22pm — 2 Comments

Videos- Permaculture & Horticultural Lectures -plus- Edible Forest Garden Talks


Gardens of Destiny (creating edible forest gardens & seed-saving)…


Added by Heather K on February 6, 2011 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Bicycle Power with Pedal-Assisted Electric Motors for Long-Distance Commutes

Bicycles are one of the most efficient human powered machines.

Riding a bike can be a joy!

However, not everyone in our community is able-bodied enough to ride up our hills or go the long commuting distances from rural home to the urban market on our hilly roads or in our often dark, cold & wet climate.

The new bicycle technology that combines the efficiency of the human powered bicycle with the technology of a power-assisted electric motor & a rechargeable battery…


Added by Heather K on November 24, 2009 at 5:00pm — 6 Comments

Cover Crops-Green Manures & Soil Restoration

With Pleasure I Walk through our small garden, tossing cover crops seeds under the still standing fall plants, knowing the seeds when sprouted will protect the soil from erosion, increase soil tilth, increase bio-mass, and result in some food for both the birds & our family.

My Favorite Autumn Cover Crops for Sowing are Crimson Clover, Fava Beans, & Tyfon Greens.

I often spread a thin layer of straw (not seedy hay), onto any bare soil. Be careful not to…


Added by Heather K on October 11, 2009 at 3:30am — 12 Comments

Rob Hopkins, Permaculture, and Transition

I'll be giving a short talk at the "Introduction to Nature Awareness and Permaculture" workshop this Saturday, discussing the relationship between Permaculture and Transition Initiatives. So I'm in the process of looking at items on the web that relate, and thought I'd just share here a mish-mash of excerpts I came across that I found interesting.

By the way...there's still one remaining open spot at this… Continue

Added by David MacLeod on April 16, 2009 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Speaking of Permaculture...

"Permaculture: Consciously designed landscapes which mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature, while yielding an abundance of food, fiber and energy for provision of local needs. People, their buildings and the ways they organise themselves are central to permaculture. Thus the permaculture vision of permanent (sustainable) agriculture has evolved to one of permanent (sustainable) culture." - David Holmgren, Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond…

Added by David MacLeod on April 5, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Observe and Interact

"It is as if we are wandering about a landscape littered with the pieces of many different jigsaw puzzles. Our task is to pick up as many pieces as seem possibly useful, limited in the end by how many we can recognise, and carry them to a place we don't yet know, where we must construct a new jigsaw puzle from what we have. Good observation and design skills will be the key to our success." - David Holmgren, Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond…

Added by David MacLeod on April 5, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

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