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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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. The new course, facilitated by Rosemary… Read More

  • 'Tide of Change' - a film by Amie Batalibasi

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

Rowe Morrow led an Advanced Permaculture Design Day at the Blue Mountains Organic Community Garden in Katoomba last weekend ...

Photo courtesy Franklin Scarf
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Rowe Morrow led an Advanced Permaculture Design Day at the Blue Mountains Organic Community Garden in Katoomba last weekend ... 

Photo courtesy Franklin Scarf

Looking forward to Friday when our Permaculture Design Course kicks off in Blackheath.

Here's more information:

www.bluemountainspermacultureinstitute.com.au/permaculture-design-course-13-may-27-august-blue-mo...

Photo courtesy of Dana Wilson
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Looking forward to Friday when our Permaculture Design Course kicks off in Blackheath.

Heres more information:

http://www.bluemountainspermacultureinstitute.com.au/permaculture-design-course-13-may-27-august-blue-mountains/

Photo courtesy of Dana Wilson
Heres more information about the Permaculture Design Course starting next week:

http://www.bluemountainspermacultureinstitute.com.au/permaculture-design-course-13-may-27-august-blue-mountains/

We are so thrilled that Marita Sydes is joining Rowe Morrow, Lis Bastian and Danielle Wheeler as a teacher in the upcoming Permaculture Design Course starting in Blackheath on Friday 13 May. Check out the range of experience she'll be bringing to the course:

Marita Sydes has over 30 years experience in natural resource management in a range of roles ranging from rare plant management, botanical surveys, revegetation, native vegetation management and Landcare. Along with academic qualifications in natural resource management Marita completed her PDC with Rowe Morrow and Lis Bastian in Orange in 2010 and followed this with Permaculture Teachers Training with Rowe Morrow at Milkwood in 2012. In 2012 Marita also completed the Milkwood Forest Garden workshop with Dan Harris.

In her role as Landcare Coordinator for Central Tablelands Landcare for the past 8 years Marita has coordinated a range of projects on biodiversity conservation on farm, grazing management and soil health as well as delivered a range of Permaculture training events such as introduction to Permaculture, planning your vegetable garden and forest gardening in Orange.

Marita has extensive experience in adult education with over 15 years experience teaching and inspiring a range of adult learners in topics ranging from native vegetation management on farms to native plant identification and Permaculture – having taught Conservation and Land Management for TAFE Western, lectured in organic agriculture, biodynamics and Permaculture in the Ecological Agriculture degree at Charles Sturt University and coordinated the delivery of a range of training programs through her work with Central Tablelands Landcare.

Marita has an ongoing commitment to not only the conservation of our native vegetation but also to working with community to develop and promote more sustainable food production models - where we rely less on synthetic chemicals and long transport distances (food miles) in food production – the teachings of Permaculture are a means of achieving this.

If you're interested in joining the class contact us as soon as possible

Course fee: $950

DATES:

Fridays : 6.30 - 9.30 pm (13 May, 27 May, 17 June, 1 July, 15 July, 29 July, 12 August, 26 August)

Saturdays: 9am - 6pm (14 May, 28 May, 18 June, 2 July, 16 July, 30 July, 13 August, 27 August)

Ph. Lis on 02 47877533 or 0407 437 553
or email lis(at)bmpi.com.au
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We are so thrilled that Marita Sydes is joining Rowe Morrow, Lis Bastian and Danielle Wheeler as a teacher in the upcoming Permaculture Design Course starting in Blackheath on Friday 13 May. Check out the range of experience shell be bringing to the course:

Marita Sydes has over 30 years experience in natural resource management in a range of roles ranging from rare plant management, botanical surveys, revegetation, native vegetation management and Landcare. Along with academic qualifications in natural resource management Marita completed her PDC with Rowe Morrow and Lis Bastian in Orange in 2010 and followed this with Permaculture Teachers Training with Rowe Morrow at Milkwood in 2012. In 2012 Marita also completed the Milkwood Forest Garden workshop with Dan Harris.
 
In her role as Landcare Coordinator for Central Tablelands Landcare for the past 8 years Marita has coordinated a range of projects on biodiversity conservation on farm, grazing management and soil health as well as delivered a range of Permaculture training events such as introduction to Permaculture, planning your vegetable garden and forest gardening in Orange.
 
Marita has extensive experience in adult education with over 15 years experience teaching and inspiring a range of adult learners in topics ranging from native vegetation management on farms to native plant identification and Permaculture – having taught Conservation and Land Management for TAFE Western, lectured in organic agriculture, biodynamics and Permaculture in the Ecological Agriculture degree at Charles Sturt University and coordinated the delivery of a range of training programs through her work with Central Tablelands Landcare.
 
Marita has an ongoing commitment to not only the conservation of our native vegetation but also to working with community to develop and promote more sustainable food production models - where we rely less on synthetic chemicals and long transport distances (food miles) in food production – the teachings of Permaculture are a means of achieving this.

If youre interested in joining the class contact us as soon as possible

Course fee: $950

DATES:

Fridays : 6.30 - 9.30 pm (13 May, 27 May, 17 June, 1 July, 15 July, 29 July, 12 August, 26 August)

Saturdays: 9am - 6pm (14 May, 28 May, 18 June, 2 July, 16 July, 30 July, 13 August, 27 August)

Ph. Lis on 02 47877533 or 0407 437 553
or email lis(at)bmpi.com.au

Thank you to the Lithgow Mercury for sharing this story about Rosemary Morrow teaching permaculture to young Peace Volunteers in Kabul, Afghanistan last month:

Teaching Skills and Giving Hope

"According to Rowe: “Teaching these 68 young people as the helicopters went over and a huge blimp watched everything we did, and as we got news that the defence department was blown up and 15 people were killed, I had to deal with their tension, fear for the future, and grief for their families which have been decimated.

“You wonder how much more a young person can take.

“And yet you have this wonderful spirit of together we can do it.

“I think what the permaculture design course gave them was a way to concentrate fully on how to look at their environment and solve problems, even to the point of building a tiny little water generator that would recycle water from the roof and run two electric lightbulbs at night if the electricity was blown up.

“We were looking at small solutions to seemingly intractable and desperately serious problems.” "

Read the full article here:

www.lithgowmercury.com.au/story/3871927/teaching-skills-and-giving-hope/?cs=1464
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Thank you to the Lithgow Mercury for sharing this story about Rosemary Morrow teaching permaculture to young Peace Volunteers in Kabul, Afghanistan last month:

Teaching Skills and Giving Hope

According to Rowe: “Teaching these 68 young people as the helicopters went over and a huge blimp watched everything we did, and as we got news that the defence department was blown up and 15 people were killed, I had to deal with their tension, fear for the future, and grief for their families which have been decimated.

“You wonder how much more a young person can take.

“And yet you have this wonderful spirit of together we can do it.

“I think what the permaculture design course gave them was a way to concentrate fully on how to look at their environment and solve problems, even to the point of building a tiny little water generator that would recycle water from the roof and run two electric lightbulbs at night if the electricity was blown up.

“We were looking at small solutions to seemingly intractable and desperately serious problems.” 

Read the full article here:

http://www.lithgowmercury.com.au/story/3871927/teaching-skills-and-giving-hope/?cs=1464

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

When looking at the current status of the 'developed' world, Vanuatu is questioning how we actually measure what 'development' means and suggests that they are the ones with true wealth: clean air, clean water, clean food and a safe community. View their video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXhftm_tifQ&feature=youtu.be

Other stories about creating true wealth in The Big Fix today ... like the Afghan Peace Volunteers working to restore war ravaged land with permaculture and groups of women regaining mental, physical and emotional health by riding and walking together in a range of successful new programs.

This photo is the opening image from "Vanuatu: Another Kind of Wealth"

These stories and more today in The Big Fix
Here's today's Digest:
(Visit The Big Fix to read the full stories)

• How new programs in Canada and the US are allowing pet visits in hospitals

• How a new study reveals that, if we halt habitat loss, there is enough currently available to allow not only a doubling, but a tripling of the tiger population

• How GirlTrek is a powerful new movement that has more than 58,000 women across the US pledging to walk regularly with thousands participating in "Superhero Saturday" walks

• How you can help Syrian refugees by supporting a range of groups who've been vetted and are doing excellent work on the ground

• How the Afghan Peace Volunteers are seeking to heal the Earth of the profound environmental destruction from relentless war ... using permaculture

• How She Rides is a program helping Australian women ride bikes

• VIDEO: An excellent short video about how Vanuatu is questioning development policy and standard measures of human progress ... it has true wealth: clean air, clean water, clean food and a safe community

• How the Pakistan media are uniting against violence

• How Chief Kachindamoto in Malawi has broken up 850 child marriages in three years, and banned the sexual initiations of young girls

Please LIKE and SHARE to #OccupyFacebook and #OccupyTheNews to spread the stories we need to hear.
#allinthistogether
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When looking at the current status of the 'developed' world, Vanuatu is questioning how we actually measure what 'development' means and suggests that they are the ones with true wealth: clean air, cl...

When looking at the current status of the developed world, Vanuatu is questioning how we actually measure what development means and suggests that they are the ones with true wealth: clean air, clean water, clean food and a safe community. View their video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXhftm_tifQ&feature=youtu.be

Other stories about creating true wealth in The Big Fix today ... like the Afghan Peace Volunteers working to restore war ravaged land with permaculture and groups of women regaining mental, physical and emotional health by riding and walking together in a range of successful new programs.

This photo is the opening image from Vanuatu: Another Kind of Wealth

These stories and more today in The Big Fix
Heres todays Digest:
(Visit The Big Fix to read the full stories)

• How new programs in Canada and the US are allowing pet visits in hospitals

• How a new study reveals that, if we halt habitat loss, there is enough currently available to allow not only a doubling, but a tripling of the tiger population

• How GirlTrek is a powerful new movement that has more than 58,000 women across the US pledging to walk regularly with thousands participating in Superhero Saturday walks

• How you can help Syrian refugees by supporting a range of groups whove been vetted and are doing excellent work on the ground

• How the Afghan Peace Volunteers are seeking to heal the Earth of the profound environmental destruction from relentless war ... using permaculture

• How She Rides is a program helping Australian women ride bikes

• VIDEO: An excellent short video about how Vanuatu is questioning development policy and standard measures of human progress ... it has true wealth: clean air, clean water, clean food and a safe community

• How the Pakistan media are uniting against violence

• How Chief Kachindamoto in Malawi has broken up 850 child marriages in three years, and banned the sexual initiations of young girls

Please LIKE and SHARE to #OccupyFacebook and #OccupyTheNews to spread the stories we need to hear.
#allinthistogether
If you choose to like The Big Fix, when you click the LIKE button at the top of the page you can also click on the dropdown setting: go to Posts in Newsfeed and then SEE FIRST (this will stop Facebook algorithms disappearing it on your feed)
RoweLisDanielle

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

Learn More
PTM_cover_banner

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
Dana-Wilson-Meme-Map-2WEB

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

Learn More
Designing for Disaster participants

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. The new course, facilitated by Rosemary… Read More

Learn More
'Tide of Change' - a film by Amie Batalibasi

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

Learn More
gordon-dam-tasmania

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

Learn More