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 […]

Evolving from Burning Man to Permanent Villages
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Evolving from Burning Man to Permanent Villages

Every year, inspired individuals leave the common culture of our modern age. They build a temporary city in the desert to experiment with an imaginative new culture based around gifting and acceptance. Burning Man has the capacity to change lives by filling participants with awe and shocking them out of complacency immersed in a rugged desert […]

My Journey into Shamanic Permaculture: Where Doing Meets Being
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My Journey into Shamanic Permaculture: Where Doing Meets Being

It brings such joy to witness the Permaculture movement becoming more and more popular with new projects emerging all over the globe. Many, including myself, got to know this science from the desire to find a way to return to a natural and holistic lifestyle, integrating self-sustaining organic food production and natural building. This of […]

Why is this Project in Nicaragua Distributing Genetic Material?
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Why is this Project in Nicaragua Distributing Genetic Material?

Project Bona Fide is a 26-acre demonstrative farm and experience-based learning center that promotes food security and sustainable living systems on Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua and throughout the larger bioregion. Using permaculture design, agroforestry, research, education, and community collaboration the project has grown to completely transform the landscape, form strong community ties, and share their […]

Transition Ethics: The Art of Compromise
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Transition Ethics: The Art of Compromise

Permaculture Design is many things to many people, but one of its pillars is a set of three ethics.  These as originally laid out by Bill Mollison are Care of the Earth Care of People Redistribution of the Surplus These are our primary directives for how to act to sustain the earth.  Or on a […]

The Possibility Handbook: A Toolkit for Transformation
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The Possibility Handbook: A Toolkit for Transformation

The Permaculture Podcast with Scott Mann is possibly one of the most inspiring and transformative collections of media out there. Through interviews with permaculture practitioners, activists, scientists and authors, the podcast is spreading the wisdom and power of permaculture around the world. It may just be the next step for a truly sustainable future! Ethan […]