Category: Current affairs

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Bamboo house in Vanuatu

Permaculture in Vanuatu

Tom and Zaia Kendall from the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast went to Vanuatu and are hoping to set up two Master Plan sites there to educate local Ni-Vanuatu people about erosion control and soil rebuilding through Permaculture.

Flooding events are becoming more frequent

Prepared for disaster

Disaster is a word that strikes fear into most people. We usually believe disaster is out of our control. The actual happening of the disaster may be out of our control, but how we deal with it and how we come out the other end, is fully in […]

Put your questions to the experts

Permaculture Research Institute Australia has put together a question and answer forum and video, in which experts answer questions put to them by forum members. Find out more here: http://permaculturenews.org/2012/11/28/put-your-questions-to-the-experts-round-1-geoff-lawton/ for round 1 and here: http://permaculturenews.org/2012/12/05/put-your-questions-to-the-experts-round-2-geoff-lawton/ for round 2. Geoff Lawton from PRI Australia will be answering the questions for […]

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Superstorm Sandy; the new normal?

A freak storm, never before seen. After the end of the normal hurricane season, this “superstorm” developed and severely affected the Carribean and northern US, killing people and causing devastation everywhere. But are we really that surprised? Is nature trying to point out the error in our ways? […]

Healthy plants in healthy soil

Not just dirt

It came to my attention recently that a lot of people do not understand the importance of healthy soil. People are very concerned about pests and disease in their garden. Slugs, caterpillars, moths and numerous other critters that seem to make a scrumptious meal out of the fruits […]

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