5 Permaculture News Stories & Competition Winners
Here are 5 permaculture news stories that have grabbed our attention this week (Saturday 25th - Friday 31st August). Read about resilience in one of the last places you would expect permaculture to be taking hold, the growing impact of permaculture at the world's universities and view . We are also announcing the winners of our Good Energy OWL Electricity Monitor, 2013 Permaculture Calendar and Rhythms Del Mundo launch night competitions.
1 Our first little story this week shows that permaculture is sprouting up in some of the last places you may think it would be explored and adopted. This blog from Canada makes for inspiring reading. View: Resilience In suburban Anchorage
2 More and more Universities right across the world seem to be engaging with permaculture. One story we have liked this week comes from the University of Conneccticut, who are using a permaculture design for their historic Whitney garden. Click here to read more.
3 Something we would like to reach a lot of permaculture people is this story from our website earlier this week: Permaculture Expert Sought! Could It Be You? Do pass this on, there is a great funding link attached to this story!
4 Here is a brief introduction to permaculture and examples of applied permaculture with key terms which has appeared on YouTube. Click here to view. We like this kind of thing, permaculture with music and design ... but, but, but, it could be done a whole letter better. Any out there wanting have a go please do get in touch with us and share some ideas. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
5 Finally, the winners of our three competitions for this week are as follows:
The three winners of our competition to win an Owl Wireless Electricity Monitor donated by our friends at Good Energy are Conrad Walter, Rianne C. ten Veen and Feidhlim Harty. The question we asked, was what percentage of Good Energy's electricity comes from renewables? The answer was A 100%. Well done guys, your monitors will be with you next week.
The three winners of our competition to win a copy of the 2013 Permaculture Calendar, which illustrates the 12 principles or permaculture, are Valerie Dawnstar, Emily McDonald and Namua Rahesha. The question was In which country was permaculture founded? The answer was A Australia!!. Well done girls, your Calendar's will be with you next week.
The reader who has won tickets for the launch night of Rhythms Del Mundo's new album, entitled Africa, at The Tabernacle, 35 Powys Square, London, W11 2AY on Tuesday 11th September at 7.30pm is Candice Sly. Candice and a friend will get to be at an exclusive performance by award-winning Malian musician (and in our humble opinion the stand out contributor to the new album) Rokia Traore. The question was: Which Rhythms Del Mundo Africa contributor recently produced a single for World Humanitarian Day? The answer was B Beyoncé, who also appears on the album, and supports the Artists Project Earth charity, known in some circles as ‘The Fairy-God Funders of the climate change movement’ - I hope Permaculture has helped to spread their magic a little further.
Well done to each of you who won, you will hear from us over the next day or two as regards your prizes. Thank you to everyone who took part, we really were inundated with entries. Keep your eyes peeled for future competitions, they do regularly appear on our eNewsetters, Click here to sign-up for those: