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Mari Korhonen |
Sunday, 19th January 2014

As its end of the season highlight in October, Vale da Lama (VDL) – a permaculture farm and educational centre located in the Algarve, on the south coast of Portugal – hosted two courses: a permaculture teacher training and a full Permaculture Design...

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Brett Scott |
Friday, 17th January 2014

The ecological systems of our planet are linked to every aspect of our daily lives. All the goods we consume are created from the earth's resources, through mining, deforestation and various other industries that extract materials, frequently whilst causing...

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Chris Bird |
Monday, 13th January 2014

"There aren't many permaculture design courses that start with a tour of Che Guevara's bedroom," said Ron Berzan as we peered into the dark cave where Che Guevara slept during the Cuban missile crisis and returned to train before his ill fated journey to Bolivia....

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Iris Coates |
Saturday, 11th January 2014

WWOOF started as a Working Weekend On an Organic Farm in 1971 and 42 years on, it is going back to its roots with a working weekend in Todmorden, West Yorkshire.

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Elin L Duby, PRI-Kenya |
Wednesday, 8th January 2014

Julie lives on Rusinga Island. She is a woman, a mother, a farmer and a widow. Her husband died in 2002, leaving her with a half built house, only rough walls and no roof. Though her children were well educated they did not manage to find a job and were unable to...

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Maddy Harland |
Friday, 3rd January 2014

Last November I had the privilege of visiting no dig gardeners Steph Hafferty and Charles Dowding at Charles' house in Somerset. We had a tour of his market garden which was only set up in early 2013 yet was beautifully productive in our English late autumn. Then...

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Rozie Apps |
Sunday, 15th December 2013

Meghalaya in northeastern India has been regularly named the rainiest and wettest place on earth by the Guinness book of records. 

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Maddy Harland |
Saturday, 14th December 2013

At Permaculture magazine, we believe that the best way to demonstrate that a better world is possible is to live it, regardless of whether governments and politicians are listening, and it seems that the majority are not.