• A PDC for people living on the top of the world

    In 2016, Rowe Morrow was invited to teach a permaculture course to students from Bhutan, Ladakh, Taiwan, and the Tibetan High School at the Dehradun monastery in India.  Find out what she learnt in her report: “Melting glaciers,… Read More

  • Permaculture Design Course: 17 March – 13 May, 2017

    The Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute will be running a Permaculture Design Course on Friday evenings and Saturdays, weekly from Friday 17 March to Saturday 13 May (excluding Easter). This is a great opportunity for those who would like to take the time… Read More

  • Permaculture in Precarious Places: 13-19 April 2017, Blue Mountains

    A 6 day workshop for permaculturalists wishing to work in challenging environments such as refugee camps, remote communities, disaster zones, low income countries and areas of conflict.

  • Permaculture Teacher Training: Blue Mountains, 20-26 January 2017

    Join Rowe Morrow and Lis Bastian for an intensive Permaculture Teacher Training Course in the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains.

  • ALFRED DECKER: PERMACULTURE DIPLOMA

    Alfred Decker’s  Merit Diploma for Education and Community Development was awarded for establishing a permaculture website and a teaching team, as well as community outreach from Barcelona. His work is a model for others working from cities.

  • Tina Lymberis: Permaculture Diploma

    Tina Lymberis, a Greek woman who’s spent years in Australia, decided to take permaculture to Greek communities. Her Merit Diploma was awarded for pioneering Permaculture Education, Community Development and Media in Greece.

  • New Bioregionalism Course in Italy

    Traditional House – still occupied In August 2016 Rowe Morrow led a workshop on Bioregionalism in northern Italy. Here she brings that experience to life:

  • Permaculture Design Course 13 May – 27 August, Blue Mountains

    The Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute will be running a Permaculture Design Course on Friday evenings and Saturdays, fortnightly from Friday 13 May to Saturday 27 August (excluding the long weekend). This is a great opportunity for those who… Read More

  • New book: Permaculture Teaching Matters

    We are happy to announce the release of the NEW book: Permaculture Teaching Matters, written by Rosemary Morrow and designed by Alba Teixidor. This book was funded by a crowdfunding campaign early in 2015. It is a step by step… Read More

  • Permaculture Teacher Training at Applewood, UK

    “Change can come from anywhere and happen very fast, come be part of the solution on the side of life.” – Rosemary Morrow It was a historic day in the beautiful British countryside surrounding by endless rolling grassy… Read More

  • Launch of Advanced Permaculture Course in Community Disaster Mitigation

    “Preparedness is always better than Response.” A course for disaster mitigation for communities has been developed at an IPC 12 Edge Event at the Sustainability Centre at Petersfield in the United Kingdom.

  • Solomons Report

    Video: Tide of Change by Aimie Batalibasi (view at https://vimeo.com/11588800 ) In February 2015, a crowdfunding campaign to create Permaculture Teacher Training Resources based on Rowe Morrow’s teacher training courses, successfully raised US$20,426 dollars (more than US$5,000 over… Read More

  • A water design for every farm

     From Australian Geographic 2008:The 140-m high Gordon Dam in Tasmania  (Photo: Matthew Newton)   The Federal Agriculture Minister recently  released a green paper on agricultural competitiveness which listed 27 dams and irrigation projects across the country that could… Read More

  • Permaculture Outcomes

    Diploma Recipient: Lachlan McKenzie. In 2010, Lachlan McKenzie was awarded his Permaculture Diploma at the Australian Permaculture Convergence in Kuranda, North Queensland, for his substantial body of work in East Timor and Indonesia. Lachlan worked in a team… Read More

  • Development

    When the Old becomes New: An 800 year old Food Forest. Rosemary Morrow’s Case Study of her work in Tenganan, Eastern Bali.  This project demonstrates the importance for permaculturists to apply themselves thoroughly to the history and conditions… Read More

  • Teaching

    Guide on the Side, or the Sage on the Stage?  Which teaching method has proven results?   In this research article, university professors from prestigious universities in USA (Maryland, Harvard and Arizona) looked at the effectiveness of students’… Read More

Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute shared The Big Fix's event.

The Big Fix and Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute are joining forces for a fundraising screening of "SEED: The Untold Story" at Mt Vic Flicks on Wednesday 9 August at 6.30pm.

Come for whole night out, with supper, introduction by Rowe Morrow and Lis Bastian, and a great raffle!

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.

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Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute shared The Big Fix's photo.

How artists are working with farmers and permaculture practitioners, past and present, to explore "intelligent design of landscapes."

"In 2013 Ian collaborated with artist Lucas Ihlein to produce an exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW about innovative Australian farmer and designer P.A. Yeomans and the Keyline farming system he developed to help regenerate the Australian landscape. By exhibiting Yeomans’ work at the Gallery, Ian and Lucas were demonstrating that the intelligent design of landscapes can also be considered as an artistic act."

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Artists like Ian Milliss are helping us reimagine the future ... as he did for former cement town Kandos during Cementa "He created a poster for Kandos that “imagined a resilient forward-looking t...

How artists are working with farmers and permaculture practitioners, past and present, to explore intelligent design of landscapes.

In 2013 Ian collaborated with artist Lucas Ihlein to produce an exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW about innovative Australian farmer and designer P.A. Yeomans and the Keyline farming system he developed to help regenerate the Australian landscape. By exhibiting Yeomans’ work at the Gallery, Ian and Lucas were demonstrating that the intelligent design of landscapes can also be considered as an artistic act.

http://www.thebigfix.org/211-category-master/art-for-a-change/516-art-for-a-change

Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute shared The Big Fix's photo.

Well, here it is! Our first regional edition of The Big Fix magazine - with inspiring stories from the Lithgow, Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Penrith bioregion.

You can read it in pdf or epub format and there's also a Blackheath insert with calendar and Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre news. On Wednesday, we'll be getting 10,000 copies from the printer and distributing them throughout the region.

If you'd like to make sure you get a copy you can also subscribe and have them sent to your address every quarter.
Enjoy!

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Well, here it is! Our first regional edition of The Big Fix magazine - with inspiring stories from the Lithgow, Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Penrith bioregion. You can read it in pdf or epub format...

Well, here it is! Our first regional edition of The Big Fix magazine - with inspiring stories from the Lithgow, Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Penrith bioregion.

You can read it in pdf or epub format and theres also a Blackheath insert with calendar and Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre news. On Wednesday, well be getting 10,000 copies from the printer and distributing them throughout the region.

If youd like to make sure you get a copy you can also subscribe and have them sent to your address every quarter.
Enjoy!

http://www.thebigfix.org/204-category-master/collaborations/510-winter-magazine

Looking forward to our Autumn Harvest Picnic next Sunday at Blackheath Community Farm. We're celebrating the end of Autumn and the first four months of the Farm. Bring along a picnic and any plants or produce for a Crop 'n Swap! All welcome. Ph. Lis for more information on 0407 437 553 ... See MoreSee Less

Looking forward to our Autumn Harvest Picnic next Sunday at Blackheath Community Farm. Were celebrating the end of Autumn and the first four months of the Farm. Bring along a picnic and any plants or produce for a Crop n Swap! All welcome. Ph. Lis for more information on 0407 437 553

Congratulations to an exciting new team of permaculture designers who completed our latest Permaculture Design Course on Saturday. Well done everyone! ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to an exciting new team of permaculture designers who completed our latest Permaculture Design Course on Saturday. Well done everyone!

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foodwatershelter incHey there, if any of you newly qualified PDC graduates would like to hone your perma skills by volunteering at Aussie (and African) not-for-profit foodwatershelter.org.au, please get in touch - Rebecka Darling-Darren

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Melissa ChambersSuch a wonderful course and field, brings together real solutions tangibly. Thanks to Liz and Ro for guide the way.

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A PDC for people living on the top of the world

In 2016, Rowe Morrow was invited to teach a permaculture course to students from Bhutan, Ladakh, Taiwan, and the Tibetan High School at the Dehradun monastery in India.  Find out what she learnt in her report: “Melting glaciers,… Read More

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Permaculture Design Course: 17 March – 13 May, 2017

The Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute will be running a Permaculture Design Course on Friday evenings and Saturdays, weekly from Friday 17 March to Saturday 13 May (excluding Easter). This is a great opportunity for those who would like to take the time… Read More

Learn More

Permaculture in Precarious Places: 13-19 April 2017, Blue Mountains

A 6 day workshop for permaculturalists wishing to work in challenging environments such as refugee camps, remote communities, disaster zones, low income countries and areas of conflict.

Learn More

Permaculture Teacher Training: Blue Mountains, 20-26 January 2017

Join Rowe Morrow and Lis Bastian for an intensive Permaculture Teacher Training Course in the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains.

Learn More

ALFRED DECKER: PERMACULTURE DIPLOMA

Alfred Decker’s  Merit Diploma for Education and Community Development was awarded for establishing a permaculture website and a teaching team, as well as community outreach from Barcelona. His work is a model for others working from cities.

Learn More

Tina Lymberis: Permaculture Diploma

Tina Lymberis, a Greek woman who’s spent years in Australia, decided to take permaculture to Greek communities. Her Merit Diploma was awarded for pioneering Permaculture Education, Community Development and Media in Greece.

Learn More