• 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

  • 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

  • Diploma: Lachlan McKenzie

    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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The Blue Mountains Planetary Health Initiative's Permaculture Design Students were just so inspired by the town planner and urban designer from Blue Mountains City Council who are our clients to design a Planetary Health Leadership Centre (working title) on the old Katoomba Golf Course. This is a real world design activity that will contribute to the masterplan of the site. A dream design project! ... See MoreSee Less

The Blue Mountains Planetary Health Initiatives Permaculture Design Students were just so inspired by the town planner and urban designer from Blue Mountains City Council who are our clients to design a Planetary Health Leadership Centre (working title) on the old Katoomba Golf Course. This is a real world design activity that will contribute to the masterplan of the site. A dream design project!Image attachment

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So inspiring. Great opportunity.

Our first online Permaculture Design Course - looking forward to the next three weeks.We did it! We all surprised ourselves at how good the first week of our online Permaculture Design Course was, and we've been delighted to meet one another and spend time together as we've shared how permaculture design can help us restore planetary health. We've had 17 participants this week and at least three more are joining us next week.

Well done, in particular, to the four new teachers being mentored to teach through this course who also quickly adapted to teaching online and made the last three days both informative, engaging and enjoyable. #planetaryhealth #generationrestoration #solutions
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Our first online Permaculture Design Course - looking forward to the next three weeks.

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So cool.... I wanna be in 😢

In response to the Covid surge we have made the decision to transform our free Permaculture and Social Enterprise Course for young people into a hybrid course, starting online via Zoom at 9am this Wednesday 5 January.

Part of the course will include creating a permaculture design for a possible Planetary Health Leadership Centre at the old Katoomba Golf Course.
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We still have a small number of places left so contact us as soon as possible if you're 16-24 and interested in taking part!Remember how boring Christmas holidays can get when you're just stuck at home a week after New Year?

Now you can meet a bunch of other young people and discover what Permaculture is about; you can design your dream Planetary Health Demonstration site; you can design a social enterprise to potentially create your future life pathway and be mentored to make it a reality; and you can have a heap of fun while expanding your horizons and your work experience opportunities .... what's not to love?

We still have a small number of places left so contact us as soon as possible if you're 16-24 and interested in taking part!
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We still have a small number of places left so contact us as soon as possible if youre 16-24 and interested in taking part!

Blue Mountains City Council's Bushcare Program celebrates 30 years in 2022, and in this video the Blue Mountains Planetary Health Initiative interviews James Bevan on the world-leading Bradley Method of Ecological Restoration at the old Katoomba Golf Course.
If you're a young person considering a career in ecological restoration the Pluriversity will be teaching this method, and others, in the upcoming free Permaculture and Social Enterprise Design Course starting on 5 January. Contact planetaryheath(at)bmcc.nsw.gov.au if you'd like to be involved.
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These days I live just north of Auckland but I used to do James job many years ago way back in the late 90s early 2000s. Bushcare Officer working with Vollies to regenerate Darwins Walk, Pope's Glen and a bunch of other reserves across the Mountains from Winmalee to Blackheath. Back then mapping the sites used to literally involve hand drawing weed plumes on print outs of aerial photos but other than that it looks like nothing has really changed. When you're onto a good thing...stick to the tried and tested techniques! Great to see the proramme still going! Well done!!

Hello, is there some more info. about the Permaculture Course starting 5th Jan.? Thanks. Trying to encourage the School leavers in our Community to look at doing your course. Any way it would be open to a mid-aged Mother with passion? I could offer to be the photographer / filmer, or the Mother of the Group, - looking after any needs. Can I please ask how long the course is. I will look into it too. Thanks so much

A rare opportunity for young people aged 16-24 to contribute to the Masterplan for the old Katoomba Golf Course site as they learn about Permaculture design and work with Council planners in the Planetary Health Pluriversity's free Permaculture and Social Enterprise Design Course in January. Find out more here: bit.ly/3FoLvOC and view video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=10U_SjlmYgcThis is the extraordinary old Katoomba Golf Course site and young people participating in the Planetary Health Pluriversity's free Permaculture and Social Enterprise Design Course in January will be given the rare opportunity to work with Planners from Blue Mountains City Council as they create a permaculture design for the site. Their contribution will be added to all the others from our wider community in 2022 as we collectively vision the possibilities for restoring planetary health in the Masterplan for this site. We still have a few places left in this course for young people aged 16-24. Find out more here: bit.ly/3FoLvOC and view our video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=10U_SjlmYgc ... See MoreSee Less

A rare opportunity for young people aged 16-24 to contribute to the Masterplan for the old Katoomba Golf Course site as they learn about Permaculture design and work with Council planners in the Planetary Health Pluriversitys free Permaculture and Social Enterprise Design Course in January. Find out more here: https://bit.ly/3FoLvOC and view video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10U_SjlmYgc

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This is so exciting!

Congratulations to the 15 inspiring and passionate participants who completed their Permaculture Teacher Training Course with Blue Mountains City Council's Planetary Health Pluriversity and the Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute yesterday! If you'd like to take part in either a Permaculture Course or teacher training course next year, subscribe to the Blue Mountains Planetary Health Initiative's newsletter and we'll let you know as soon as dates are confirmed: bit.ly/3oE8GyuCongratulations to the 15 inspiring and passionate participants who completed their Permaculture Teacher Training Course with Blue Mountains City Council's Planetary Health Pluriversity and the Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute yesterday! They came from Victoria, Northern Rivers, Bathurst, Lithgow, the Hawkesbury and the Blue Mountains and they're very motivated to share their knowledge and experience to help restore planetary health locally and world wide. We now have an amazing team to run permaculture courses in early 2022. If you'd like to take part in either a Permaculture Course or teacher training course next year, subscribe to our newsletter and we'll let you know as soon as dates are confirmed: bit.ly/3oE8Gyu ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to the 15 inspiring and passionate participants who completed their Permaculture Teacher Training Course with Blue Mountains City Councils Planetary Health Pluriversity and the Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute yesterday! If youd like to take part in either a Permaculture Course or teacher training course next year, subscribe to the Blue Mountains Planetary Health Initiatives newsletter and well let you know as soon as dates are confirmed: https://bit.ly/3oE8Gyu
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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

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:

Learn 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

Learn More