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Intentional Community and Permaculture

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For those of you interested in Intentional Community this essay is about two such communities.  The Permaculture Institute has presented the Permaculture Design Course (PDC) at Lama Foundation over the past 7 years, and will begin teaching the PDC at Sat Yoga Ashram next year. Lama Foundation was formed in 1967 and is one of the few remaining intentional communities from that era.  Lama was founded around spiritual growth and has been the home and […]

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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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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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Some Free Permaculture Resources to Explore

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Learning and practicing are two key elements to becoming a solid permaculture practitioner. Both of these aspects can happen online and offline. Here at the Permaculture Institute we have created some resources to help permaculture learners to get to information online. Permaculture Resources Pages Our Permaculture Resources pages are there when it comes to finding answers for basic permaculture questions: What is permaculture gardening? What is permaculture approach to green building? What is a food […]

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Mother Earth Living Magazine features permaculture work of our founders

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“Life Radically Home-made” is the story of bountiful homestead life, inspired by permaculture and by Radical Homemaking book and ideas of Shannon Hayes. It is a story about a family on a tiny farm in the Southwest, where apples and goat milk are plentiful and where consumerism culture fades away, where home is new site for political and ecological activism.

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Sustainable Living in December – Stillness

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Stillness is something that is very hard for many of us to embrace or practice. Often we wish for it, search for it but still fail to create space for stillness in our busy fast-paced lives. Stillness of quiet wonder, observation, inhale. The earth around us is asleep in December – the days are short, nights are long, and the life force of the world is being drawn in, inhaled by the earth – into […]

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