Leanne Ejack, PDC student at PRI Sunshine Coast Jan/Feb 2014

Permaculture – A lesson in patience

By Leanne Ejack
Alberta, Canada
Student PDC Jan/Feb 2014 at PRI Sunshine Coast

I was bred, born and raised in the Western Canadian prairies surrounded by massive cattle feedlots and kilometre-long stretches of monoculture grain crops. I always enjoyed the farming lifestyle, but I knew as a young teenager that the farming practices that I was surrounded by were inflicting long-term harm to the soil and environment. Spending a year after university working for a large agricultural company opened my eyes even further to how these large companies have spent years manipulating farmers into complete dependency upon their chemical inputs. Farmers are caught in a toxic and corrupt spiral of powerlessness. I was driven to start educating myself about a more sustainable way of food production that also placed the power back in the hands of farmers. I had heard about permaculture and,after researching it further, I knew I needed to become more immersed in it.  Continue reading

Introduction to Permaculture course

Tom Kendall

Permaculture Noosa is sponsoring an Introduction to Permaculture Course.  This offer is open to the public; you don’t have to be a member of Permaculture Noosa. The course is taught by Tom Kendall, and is a great way to find out more about Permaculture. Whether you have just discovered Permaculture and would like to know more, or have been practising Permaculture but have never had any Permaculture education, this course is for you! Continue reading