From Tiny Acorns: celebrating 21 years of the Kinsale permaculture course

The idea of a permaculture course that might go on to change the world would have seemed a completely absurd idea that June day in John Thuellier’s office. But as Naomi Klein says, “there are no non-radical solutions left”.

David Holmgren’s Journey with Permaculture Design Process – Part Two

Welcome back to Part Two of a conversation with permaculture co-originator David Holmgren, in which David continues sharing significant milestones from his many decades as a practicing permaculture designer.

Permablitzing Our Way to Community

Developed in Australia, a permablitz is an informal gathering in which a group of at least two people come together to: a) create or add to edible gardens, b) share skills related to permaculture and sustainable living, c) build community, and d) have fun!

Permaculture: Concept Plans vs Detailed Plans

At the PDC level the majority of students will be designing for themselves. Their individual plan will be their own site. The real challenge is to get these students to start implementing permaculture on the ground. I consider this my primary goal.

Why Liberals Should be Conservative: Climate Change, Excellence, and the Practice of Happiness, Part 2

How do we define “good” or “excellence” without imposing an ideology or world-view on others who have their own?  Who judges and according to what standards?  If such a reconciliation is impossible, will we be required to make a difficult choice?  Or is there no real choice at all?