Defending the Right for Affordable, Local Food at an Urban Farm in CA
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Defending the Right for Affordable, Local Food at an Urban Farm in CA

  Albany, CA—Farm defenders chained themselves to heavy machinery that was removing the topsoil from a portion of the Gill Tract farm in Albany, CA this Thursday (28). This halted a day of construction over the contested farmland. Contractors began work on the southern portion of the Gill Tract last week, a historical farm sold […]

5 Ways to Expand Your Permaculture Education in 2016
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5 Ways to Expand Your Permaculture Education in 2016

It’s a new year, and a great opportunity to take your alternative education to new heights so you can pursue the life you are passionate about and make money doing it. Here are the top 5 ways to accelerate your permaculture and sustainable living education in 2016. 1) Take a Permaculture Design Course (or other […]

Top 10 Books to Deepen Your Relationship with Nature
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Top 10 Books to Deepen Your Relationship with Nature

  Nature is the primary teacher. We have an infinite amount we can learn from plants, patterns, landscapes, animals and soil about ourselves and our relationships with each other. Guiding others to deeper their connection with nature is an art form that can be further developed through study or simply by doing. Although nature is our first […]

8 Things You Need to Know About Rocket Mass Heaters
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8 Things You Need to Know About Rocket Mass Heaters

This is a guest post reposted from Common Sense Homesteading by Cassie Langstraat. When I first heard about rocket mass heaters I was kind of skeptical. I read that they could eliminate something like 80-90% of the wood of a conventional stove and I thought, “Bah! That seems like a pretty unreasonable claim to me.”  So I […]

Natural Building is Empowering Women
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Natural Building is Empowering Women

As a young woman, I live with the assumption by others that I can’t build things, like a bench, table, or house.  It is assumed that I am not strong enough or that I need help from a man.  I will never be able to build my own home with this attitude.  Ladies, let me […]

5 Ways Practicing Permaculture Has Changed My Life
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5 Ways Practicing Permaculture Has Changed My Life

I grew up in the windy city of Chicago with the dream of being an entrepreneur. My life was consumed with technology, socializing and working a corporate job. I didn’t realize until I left that following a stale traditional path was consuming my potential to live a life filled with meaning and enjoyment. Although city-living is […]

An Eye-Opening Interview with Food is Free Founder, John Edwards
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An Eye-Opening Interview with Food is Free Founder, John Edwards

The Food is Free Project is a huge global network of front yard gardeners that have built community resiliency and partnerships through front yard gardens and free food markets. The movement start in Austin, TX, in 2012, when John Edwards had a profound vision that changed his life forever. Since then, the project has a […]

10 Completely Inspiring Permaculture Podcasts
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10 Completely Inspiring Permaculture Podcasts

Back in October, my friend showed me The Permaculture Podcast for the first time while we were camping, developing business models and visioning the future of each other’s work in the startup world of San Francisco. It was an appropriate time to listen to the episode where Ethan Roland of Appleseed Permaculture spoke about the Eight […]

Neil Young Invites Permaculture on Tour
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Neil Young Invites Permaculture on Tour

Reposted from Permaculture Magazine Neil Young’s US tour, featuring new album, ‘The Monsanto Years’, will explore many environmental issues, and Permaculture magazine will be a part of it! The Permaculture team are huge Neil Young fans, so it really is special for a world renowned singer, songwriter and activist to get in touch with us […]