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Seeing our Communities as Thriving Ecosystems: A Permaculture Approach to Community Planning

Our communities are dynamic ecosystems composed of natural resources, brick and mortar infrastructure, and complex social systems that we constantly alter through human actions.

Permablitz – A Blitzkrieg of Permaculture Awesomeness

In essence, Permablitzes are community gatherings where groups of volunteers descend on a site for a weekend to build, implement, teach, and learn Permaculture design through direct action...

Permaculture in the Cities – An Interview with Geoff Lawton

You especially need permaculture in a city. It’s even more beneficial in a city than it is in a rural landscape.

Come on Home!: Ecological Agriculture and Sixteen Wonderful Farms that Point the Way

This essay uses over a dozen working farms across the country (& a few other countries) to illustrate some of the key principles of the ecologically-based agriculture that will be required in the transition ahead.  …The next steps are up to you, kid.

David Holmgren: “I Haven’t Really Changed the Message”

"I’m suggesting in my essay, the underlying thing is an appeal to those people to come and join us in the positive side where we’re going to create the world we do want, whether or not it leads to a larger scale positive change, or whether or not it contributes to a crash."

Crash on Demand: Pathways

The evidence that the global financial system is a not-so-slow moving train crash is getting stronger.

On the Other Side of Collapse: Notes from the Island of Cyprus

Last year, Sofia witnessed first hand the near complete collapse of the island’s economy...

Food security

I was recently invited to an Open Space event hosted by the Bowen (Island) Agricultural Alliance (BAA!) and facilitated by my friend Chris Corrigan. It was a small group — about two dozen — but most of the people there were farmers. With my Transition-based knowledge of permaculture …

Crash on Demand: Energy Descent Scenarios

Many climate policy professionals and climate activists are now reassessing whether there is anything more they can do to help prevent the global catastrophe that climate change appears to be.

The Trouble with Permaculture

I’m not surprised that Permaculture hasn’t caught on with mainstream food growers.

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