• 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 is thrilled to be partnering with the Lithgow Transformation Hub to deliver a free Permaculture Design Course for young people aged 17-25, starting on the 25 August and running three days a week for four weeks. Permaculture incorporates social and environmental system design and shows you how to grow food, grow community, create more sustainable built environments, regenerate natural systems and restore the health of our planet. Places are limited. Booking details here: bit.ly/3A3gfEP ... See MoreSee Less

The Blue Mountains Planetary Health Initiative is thrilled to be partnering with the Lithgow Transformation Hub to deliver a free Permaculture Design Course for young people aged 17-25, starting on the 25 August and running three days a week for four weeks. Permaculture incorporates social and environmental system design and shows you how to grow food, grow community, create more sustainable built environments, regenerate natural systems and restore the health of our planet. Places are limited. Booking details here: https://bit.ly/3A3gfEP

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Tess Michaels, not too far from you.

It's #WorldHealthDay2022! The theme is Our planet, Our health and we're hoping to reach our target of 365 new actions in one day - giving the message loud and clear that we all want to restore planetary health urgently ... at the rate of a whole year in one day ... and we're willing to act!
Our first cab off the ranks this morning from Hervey Bay, Queensland was Costa Georgiadis Official whose suggestion for today (which he'll do later) is: "To take a photo of yourself in nature. Every time we recognise and illustrate the beauty of nature there is a chance to connect and then protect what it is we connect to."
You can get more ideas for a simple action to take here: bmpluriversity.org/actions/
And share your action here: yoursay.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/world-health-day
We've already had 156 pledges for actions today, including lots from the Timor Learning Centre - Go Timor!!!!!!!!!
Can you help us reach our target of 365 actions!It's #WorldHealthDay2022! The theme is Our planet, Our health and we're hoping to reach our target of 365 new actions in one day - giving the message loud and clear that we all want to restore planetary health urgently ... at the rate of a whole year in one day ... and we're willing to act!
Our first cab off the ranks this morning from Hervey Bay, Queensland was Costa Georgiadis Official whose suggestion for today (which he'll do later) is: "To take a photo of yourself in nature. Every time we recognise and illustrate the beauty of nature there is a chance to connect and then protect what it is we connect to."
You can get more ideas for a simple action to take here: bmpluriversity.org/actions/
And share your action here: yoursay.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/world-health-day

We've already had 156 pledges for actions today, including lots from the Timor Learning Centre - Go Timor!!!!!!!!!
Can you help us reach our target of 365 actions! World Health Organization (WHO) Planetary Health Alliance United Nations Mayor Mark Greenhill Susan Templeman MP Trish Doyle MP
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Its #WorldHealthDay2022! The theme is Our planet, Our health and were hoping to reach our target of 365 new actions in one day - giving the message loud and clear that we all want to restore planetary health urgently ... at the rate of a whole year in one day ... and were willing to act! 
Our first cab off the ranks this morning from Hervey Bay, Queensland was Costa Georgiadis Official whose suggestion for today (which hell do later) is:  To take a photo of yourself in nature. Every time we recognise and illustrate the beauty of nature there is a chance to connect and then protect what it is we connect to.
You can get more ideas for a simple action to take here: https://bmpluriversity.org/actions/
And share your action here: https://yoursay.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/world-health-day
Weve already had 156 pledges for actions today, including lots from the Timor Learning Centre - Go Timor!!!!!!!!!
 Can you help us reach our target of 365 actions!

Congratulations to these new Permaculture graduates and the five new teachers we mentored to deliver the course!Congratulations!
Yesterday these young people presented their design proposals for the old Katoomba Golf Course to Council staff. We were so impressed by how much they'd learnt and integrated over just one month! While not all the students were here in person to receive their certificates for completing the Permaculture Design Course, we look forward to working with them all over the coming year to develop social enterprises and a supportive community. A big thank you too, to the hard work of the five new permaculture teachers we mentored over the last month to help the young people reach this stage.
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Congratulations to these new Permaculture graduates and the five new teachers we mentored to deliver the course!

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Congratulations! There are so many paths now open to you.

What a great bunch of young people, so inspired about the future. Thank you so much to all the Teachers.

Excellent! Well done all!!! Katoomba Golf Course is in my locale. I would love to be involved if anything goes ahead. Been eyeing the place for years through my permaculture glasses. Been wanting to install an array of solar there too!

David Suzuki wrote "What permaculturists are doing is the most important activity that any group is doing on the planet."

It's been a glorious day for the young people doing the Blue Mountains Planetary Health Initiative's Permaculture and Social Enterprise Design Course at the old Katoomba Golf Course. They're designing how the site could become a showcase for restoring planetary health. ... See MoreSee Less

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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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