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 […]

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 […]

How You Can Help Nepal Now! by Brandon Bodhi Denton
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How You Can Help Nepal Now! by Brandon Bodhi Denton

The PermaculTourism Initiative is a regenerative tourism project which offers educational travel experiences which serve local communities. This project has taken shape through our annual Permaculture Adventure in the Himalayas, which includes service-learning projects at a high-school, a small family farm, and a Tibetan refugee settlement. There are a lot of exciting success stories from […]

Guate’s Up? Building A Regenerative Living & Learning Center in Guatemala
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Guate’s Up? Building A Regenerative Living & Learning Center in Guatemala

Almost one year ago Nuevo Mundo Foundation, the non-profit arm of Project Nuevo Mundo, was donated 6 acres of lush cloud forest in the small and remote village of Lanquin, Guatemala. Lanquin is located near the natural marvel Semuc Champey in the Alta Verapaz region northeast of Guatemala City.  After almost a year of preparations, […]

Indigenous Permaculture in Mexico
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Indigenous Permaculture in Mexico

In October 2012, Gerardo Ruiz, attended the General Assembly in the Wixarika (Huichol) community of Tuapurie with Juan Negrin, Director of the Wixarika Resarch Center, were they were formally petitioned by the community to help them design and implement a regenerative forestry program integrated into the community’s autonomous high school, a challenge that was gladly […]

Build EcoVillages Through Modeling Evolutionary Living!
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Build EcoVillages Through Modeling Evolutionary Living!

This Gaia Education Certified Ecovillage Design Course explores and weaves together the four basic areas of sustainable community development, and is a participatory and experiential event. In addition to classroom time, discussions, media experiences, celebrations and rituals, we will take a practical hands-on approach to the curriculum, applying this course to help grow our eco-village. […]

The Tribal Alliance Retreat : A Visionary Leadership Immersion
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The Tribal Alliance Retreat : A Visionary Leadership Immersion

Reposted from Reality Sandwich: http://realitysandwich.com/216540/the-tribal-alliance-retreat-a-visionary-leadership-immersion/  In the spirit of unity, community and revolutionary visioning there is a very special retreat happening after Envision Festival this year in Costa Rica, from Feb. 27 to March 3rd. The Tribal Alliance Retreat, “A visionary leadership immersion” brings together a powerful blend of ceremonial rites of passage, community empowerment, […]