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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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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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Costa Rica Permaculture Course – Accommodations

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This is the third post in the series that describe upcoming permaculture design course in Costa Rica. We are hoping to make your trip planning much simpler by providing more photos and information on class logistics. For topics of travel planning, food and people (hosts, teachers, participants) and about fitting in, please visit this post. For teacher’s notes and impressions about this class, please visit here. And a short video of the class is here. […]

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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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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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