• PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE: 10 AUGUST – 29 SEPTEMBER, 2018

    The Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute will be running a Permaculture Design Course in Bathurst, NSW on Friday evenings and Saturdays, weekly from Friday 10 August to Saturday 29 September, 2018. Permaculture is a regenerative systems design strategy for building… Read More

  • PERMACULTURE TEACHER TRAINING: BLUE MOUNTAINS, 15-21 JUNE 2018

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

  • ENOUGH! The story of a peace community in Kabul

    The Afghan Peace Volunteers (APVs) organized a Permaculture Design Course in Kabul from February to March 2016 and invited Rowe Morrow to facilitate it. Here is her report on that PDC as well as a follow-up visit to… Read More

  • 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

  • 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:

  • 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

  • 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

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Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute

Welcome to the Youth Edition of The Big Fix magazine: bit.ly/2QyErtL

Our lead story is about the Blue Mountains Launch of Australia's first Pluriversity. The pilot program for the Pluriversity is the free Youth Permaculture and Social Enterprise Design Project.Welcome to the Youth Edition of The Big Fix magazine: bit.ly/2QyErtL

Our lead story is about the Blue Mountains Launch of Australia's first Pluriversity.

A big thank you to all the young contributors to this issue! You can read it online or subscribe to receive a print edition.

Print editions will be distributed via a range of public locations in Lithgow, Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Penrith from Monday 17 December.

Blue Mountains City Council Katoomba & Upper Blue Mountains Community Bank Branch Sydney Water Blue Mountains Food Co-op Blue Mountains Food Services Ben Roberts Cafe Create NSW Secret Creek Cafe and Restaurant Penrith City Council Love Makes A Way The Plastic Lid Project Lucas Trihey Varuna the Writers' House Epicurean Harvest Lyttleton Stores Platform Youth Services Amelie Mareva University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury The Preatures Jacinta Tobin Roz Chia Keith Rowe & Kayo Yokoyama Glass Gallery Keith Rowe Illuminart Wollemi Common
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Welcome to the Youth Edition of The Big Fix magazine: https://bit.ly/2QyErtL

Our lead story is about the Blue Mountains Launch of Australias first Pluriversity. The pilot program for the Pluriversity is the free Youth Permaculture and Social Enterprise Design Project.

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Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute

Check out the great work done by the young people in our Permaculture & Social Enterprise Project.

Thank you to Blue Mountains Food Services and Ben Roberts Cafe for giving them the opportunity and for making this video!

This project has also been made possible because of support we've received from Blue Mountains City Council, Katoomba & Upper Blue Mountains Community Bank Branch and Sydney Water community grants program. #bendigobank #sydneywater #communitygrants

Blue Mountains Food Services
As part of the Grounded Permaculture Social Enterprise for Young People Project, The Big Fix ran a Permablitz in our garden 👍 This will enable us to not only compost all of our waste from Ben Roberts Cafe but also produce our own veggies! 🥒 🌶 🍠 🌱
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Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute

We are currently recruiting 16-24ish olds to take part in an exciting new FREE Permaculture Design and Social Enterprise Project.

The Big Fix and Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute will provide internationally recognised permaculture training to help students work together to design two projects: a piece of land, and a social enterprise.

After the 12 day course, there will be ongoing support from a range of Blue Mountains businesses and organisations to help young people develop their social enterprise - creating a business that will benefit our society and the environment, and help strengthen the Blue Mountains community.

The Project has been funded by Blue Mountains City Council, The Big Fix Inc., Sydney Water and Bendigo Bank.

For more information contact lis(at)thebigfix.orgThanks to Oscar Dalkin and Annabel Pettit for your help at the Festival of Joy! in Katoomba on Saturday.

We are currently recruiting 16-24ish olds to write or take photos for the Youth Edition of The Big Fix magazine, and/or to take part in an exciting new FREE Permaculture Design and Social Enterprise Project.

The Big Fix and Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute will provide internationally recognised permaculture training to help students work together to design two projects: a piece of land, and a social enterprise.

After the 12 day course, there will be ongoing support from a range of Blue Mountains businesses and organisations to help young people develop their social enterprise - creating a business that will benefit our society and the environment, and help strengthen the Blue Mountains community.

The Project has been funded by Blue Mountains City Council, The Big Fix Inc., Sydney Water and Bendigo Bank.

For more information contact lis(at)thebigfix.org
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We are currently recruiting 16-24ish olds to take part in an exciting new FREE Permaculture Design and Social Enterprise Project.

The Big Fix and Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute will provide internationally recognised permaculture training to help students work together to design two projects: a piece of land, and a social enterprise.

After the 12 day course, there will be ongoing support from a range of Blue Mountains businesses and organisations to help young people develop their social enterprise - creating a business that will benefit our society and the environment, and help strengthen the Blue Mountains community.

The Project has been funded by Blue Mountains City Council, The Big Fix Inc., Sydney Water and Bendigo Bank.

For more information contact lis(at)thebigfix.org

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PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE: 10 AUGUST – 29 SEPTEMBER, 2018

The Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute will be running a Permaculture Design Course in Bathurst, NSW on Friday evenings and Saturdays, weekly from Friday 10 August to Saturday 29 September, 2018. Permaculture is a regenerative systems design strategy for building… Read More

Learn More

PERMACULTURE TEACHER TRAINING: BLUE MOUNTAINS, 15-21 JUNE 2018

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

Learn More

ENOUGH! The story of a peace community in Kabul

The Afghan Peace Volunteers (APVs) organized a Permaculture Design Course in Kabul from February to March 2016 and invited Rowe Morrow to facilitate it. Here is her report on that PDC as well as a follow-up visit to… Read More

Learn More

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

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