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Bushfire Resilient Land and Climate Care Here is the Executive Summary to give you a taster:. Fire is an intrinsic part of the Australian landscape. It has become more destructive since European colonisation, and over recent decades, we have experienced even greater destruction due to accelerating climate change and changes in land use.

Restoring Community Foundation for Intentional Community. Film Review. Planet Community is a series of five ten-minute documentaries about creating "intentional communities" - situations where people choose to live cooperatively with non-relatives.

Gharge, Pumpkin Poori We recently had a bumper harvest of 50 kgs of pumpkins. Pumpkins can be stored for as long as six months after harvest. If you notice the local vegetable shops, the usually keep full pumpkins in shelves and cut them open only when people ask for it.

August 2020 Permaculture Design Course Northey Street City Farm. 16 Victoria Street. Windsor, QLD 4030. Australia. View Map View Map. Visions of an Ancient Wisdom. Northey Street City Farm Permaculture Design Course.

52 Climate Solutions Drought, fires, floods… we are many to blame climate change. There remain some who deny its existence. The Earth is flat. Putting this aside, I cannot help but witness what we do every day that contributes to the deterioration of our environment and climate.

Pick fresh produce at new Permaculture Garden A new garden at the Botanic Gardens is giving visitors the chance to pick some fresh produce while learning all about permaculture. Bundaberg Regional Council's nursery operator Diane Southwell said the new Permaculture Garden was created from a vacant block of grass.

Permaculture for Health and Wellbeing - free event A free event exploring permaculture for health, wellbeing, medicinal food forests and a visit around Tapeley Park food forest.

A Climate of Emergence A combination of forces has now brought the 'climate emergency' to mass public attention. Banks, corporations and governments are climbing on board daily as I write, lining up to fight the War on Carbon.

Green Architecture Day 2020 Green Architecture Day is back in Brighton with talks ranging from climate emergency designing and carbon neutral solutions, to circular economies and green roofs.

The Circus in the Sunshine State Circus of Purpose has been very busy since returning to Florida. Events, gatherings, shows, and more events-the caravan and its various units and characters have been involved in a multitude of projects. November kicked off with Unicorns Unite, where FAM-Jam kitchen did its first full setup, and Unity Rising performed on stage.

Organic Farm & Garden Bus Tour 8:15 - Arrive at meeting point. 8:30 - Bus leaves to Margaret's house. 9:00-10:00 Guided tour of Margaret's Moss's permaculture garden. For Margaret the road to good health starts in the garden. A productive garden is a great source of food and components needed for home-made natural cosmetics and herbal remedies.

Permaculture Skills Retreat Jalan Raya Sibang Kaja, Banjar Saren. Abiansemal. Badung, Bali, Indonesia 80352. Indonesia. View Map View Map. Join us this July and August to experience farm living and learn hands on skills in permaculture on our abundant farm in Bali.

How to design a water system for your permaculture garden Water is an essential ingredient for plant growth and abundance, and as such, it should be the first element to integrate in a garden design. In permaculture, water is to be collected and reused, and earthworks should be designed to optimise the use of this precious resource.

Integrated Pest Management in your garden Northey Street City Farm. 16 Victoria Street. Windsor. Brisbane, QLD 4030. Australia. View Map View Map. Are you tired of growing beautiful pesticide-free vegetables only to find the grasshoppers and possums get to them before you do? Are you spending too much time dealing with weeds?

Citizens' Assemblies for the Climate Crisis - Free Events in Melbourne Australia, February 2020 I've been asked to share the details of a series of community events being run by Coalition of Everyone which will be held over the month of February, 2020 in Melbourne Australia. 4 February 2020, 6.30-8.30pm, venue tbc. The first mock Citizens' Assembly in the Sustainable Living Festival is on the issue of fashion.

Microclimate of the Crystal Palace When I quit my job after more than a decade as a trial attorney to move my family to rural Maine and focus on a life of reduced cost, reduced consumption, and more focused living, I had the same conversation on loop for about three months.

WA band turns down Glastonbury Festival, Sydney Opera House due to carbon policy A West Australian band will no longer perform shows that require flying due to its environmental impact, joining a growing number of musicians worried about the carbon footprint of touring.

Mushroom growing One of the foodstuffs that I really love is mushrooms. Just about all mushrooms, but especially the meaty, flavourful ones such as ceps or shiitake mushrooms.

Fair weather February Strictly speaking, we are in the middle of winter and yet, here in this pretty corner of Asturias, it feels like anything but.

Newkind Conference - The New Kind Lovely, empathetic, friendly, caring OR. The new kind of people, the new kind of economy, the new kind of world, the new kind of life, the new kind of world order,… I spent 5 days in beautiful Marion Bay, on Tasmania's East Coast, about 40 minutes east of Hobart, at this year's Newkind Conference.

A NZ gardener living her self-sufficient dream in central New Plymouth Here's a great post I found today in mainstream, Stuff to be exact. It features a short video and many images. I'd had a quick search for easy ideas on composting / disposal etc of kitchen waste and found some fantastic info on growing your own food etc which I used to do but not so much now for many reasons.

Introduction to Permaculture course and other Boulder-area events Feb. 5, 2020 Join Boulder Permaculture at Growing Gardens for a free "Introduction to Permaculture" course to learn about the core principles of permaculture and how we can use them to create abundance in our backyards and communities; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, Growing Gardens, 1630 Hawthorn Ave., Boulder; free; 303-443-9952.

GTPulse: Leelanau Plant Co. Brings Plants to the Party "So in love. Automatically. All of this info came rushing back to me from botany classes in college." She fell so in love with the succulents that when she moved back to Northern Michigan with her significant other, she wanted to find a way to keep working with them, which was the root of Leelanau Plant Co.

Hotel Review: Château La Chenevière, Normandy in France Tapping into the charm of Normandy's countryside, Château La Chenevière hotel is surrounded by rose-filled gardens, a permaculture plot brimming with fruits and vegetables, and characterful rooms decorated with floral furnishings, rendering this luxury, eighteenth-century château all the more enticing for a country retreat.

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