How Permaculture will Change the Way you Do Everything
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How Permaculture will Change the Way you Do Everything

Alleviating the world’s environmental and social problems isn’t as difficult or complex as it sounds. It’s as simple as initiating a single action. You just have to know where to start. I took that initial step by attending the most recent Permaculture Design Course (PDC) hosted by VerdEnergia, a reforestation project and farm located in the mountainous jungles […]

Why Intentional Travel Might Just Change Your Life
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Why Intentional Travel Might Just Change Your Life

Since late 2015, I’ve spent about a third of my time traveling the world solo. It began with walking the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage through Spain, and led to a couple extended travel tours through Central America. Throughout, NuMundo has provided a compass for this Central American journey, helping me find earth-based communities, permaculture centers, […]

A Sustainable Way to Build the Future: Old Meets New in this Alternative Japanese Community
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A Sustainable Way to Build the Future: Old Meets New in this Alternative Japanese Community

“That’s it, you’ve got the hang of it. You’ll make a good farmer,” says Zenichi Seto. He watches from the side of the rice paddy as I operate the push tractor for the first time. Zenichi is an octogenarian farmer here in rural Japan. Though Japan is one of the most advanced economies in the […]

Permaculture Meets Justice in One of the Most Resilient Places in the United States
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Permaculture Meets Justice in One of the Most Resilient Places in the United States

It is a place of incredible resilience amidst terrifying history. Established in 1889 by white colonialists as a Prisoner-of-War camp for Native Americans, South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation is now the second largest Native American Indian Reservation in the United States. Building a permaculture education centre and language school here, in one of the most […]

How Mentorship will Help our Permaculture Community Grow
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How Mentorship will Help our Permaculture Community Grow

  Mentorship may be one of the biggest opportunities for growth in our fledgling permaculture movement. There is interest in professional careers as permaculture designers, but the field lacks quality mentoring opportunities. By these I mean mentoring in a specific field, by a professional who has years of experience, with the goal of developing a […]

30 Impact Centers in 30 Days: Here’s the Low-Down on Sustainable Travel in Costa Rica
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30 Impact Centers in 30 Days: Here’s the Low-Down on Sustainable Travel in Costa Rica

What an adventure! This past July, three members of the NuMundo team embarked on a journey to Costa Rica to visit the newest impact centers in our network. We wanted to see and experience these amazing projects first-hand and grow our network of impact centers. What are they? Impact centers are sustainable living and educational […]

8 Things I Learned From My Shamanic Permaculture Course in Peru
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8 Things I Learned From My Shamanic Permaculture Course in Peru

It has been six months since I left Peru and the lessons are still sinking in. I vividly remember the journey to Paititi Institute, an impact center where I took my Shamanic Permaculture Design Course. A spine-chilling yet breathtaking drive through serpentine mountain roads with peaks of almost 5,000 meters.  Majestic valleys, mountain lakes, and […]

The Green Mind: How to Rewild Your Life Permaculture Style
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The Green Mind: How to Rewild Your Life Permaculture Style

I sit quietly; the noises of the jungle are constant in the background. The hum of cicadas reaches its crescendo at dusk, it’s almost deafening. The tropical birds sing their songs, there’s the tranquil sound of the creek I’m camping next to washing over the rocks, passing by me. I’m drawing to the end of […]

Invisible Infrastructure: How We Build Our Lives Together
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Invisible Infrastructure: How We Build Our Lives Together

Developing the physical infrastructure at Rancho Mastatal gets me up every morning. I don’t need coffee nor an alarm clock; I’m just excited to keep building. Building the orchards and earthworks, furniture for my home, a better feeder for our chickens; these are the projects that rev my permaculture engine. They are concrete, you can see the […]