• 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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What an exhilarating day in Lithgow with an awe-inspiring group of young people ... you could feel the excitement of positive change in the air as we kicked off our Permaculture Design Course in the high-tech state-of-the-art Lithgow Transformation Hub and then passed electric vehicle fast chargers on our way to be briefed on redesigning the grounds of the Lithgow PCYC to become a micro-farm and 'forest school- style' nature-based playground.

To say we are beyond excited is an understatement with this group of young people who are clearly up for new challenges! It's not too late if you'd like to join us - just give Lis a ring on 0407 437 553
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Our free Permaculture Design Course for young people (16-24) kicks off today at Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra - The Lithgow Transformation Hub.

Today we'll be doing a site visit to our first client, The Lithgow PCYC, and over the next few weeks we'll be creating, and beginning to implement, a permaculture design for them - with a micro-farm, community composting hub and more!

All young people are welcome to drop in at any time during the course - just give Lis a ring on 0407 437 553

This activity has been funded by Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network, as part of the Australian Government’s Empowering our Communities initiative.
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Our free Permaculture Design Course for young people (16-24) kicks off today at Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra - The Lithgow Transformation Hub.

Today well be doing a site visit to our first client, The Lithgow PCYC, and over the next few weeks well be creating, and beginning to implement, a permaculture design for them - with a micro-farm, community composting hub and more!

All young people are welcome to drop in at any time during the course - just give Lis a ring on 0407 437 553

This activity has been funded by Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network, as part of the Australian Government’s Empowering our Communities initiative.

This Friday, as part of our Permaculture Design Course, we'll be heading out to the Kanimbla Valley to check out Matt and Ashlee Anslow's Permaculture Farm. As well as Permaculture, Matt's trained in non-violent direct action and started Love Makes a Way ... he's another of the truly inspiring people who live in Lithgow!

Here's an article we did with him a couple of years back:
bit.ly/3dZEhV5
The course starts tomorrow: Bookings to Lis on 0407 437 553This Friday, as part of our Permaculture Design Course, we'll be heading out to the Kanimbla Valley to check out Matt and Ashlee Anslow's Permaculture Farm. As well as Permaculture, Matt's trained in non-violent direct action and started Love Makes a Way ... he's another of the truly inspiring people who live in Lithgow!

Here's an article we did with him a couple of years back:

bit.ly/3dZEhV5

The course starts tomorrow: Bookings to Lis on 0407 437 553
... See MoreSee Less

This Friday, as part of our Permaculture Design Course, well be heading out to the Kanimbla Valley to check out Matt and Ashlee Anslows Permaculture Farm. As well as Permaculture, Matts trained in non-violent direct action and started Love Makes a Way ... hes another of the truly inspiring people who live in Lithgow!

Heres an article we did with him a couple of years back:
https://bit.ly/3dZEhV5
The course starts tomorrow: Bookings to Lis on 0407 437 553

One of the most inspiring people we've visited in our Permaculture courses has been Andy Stevenson from Vanam Retreat on the Darling Causeway at Mt Victoria. He's now endured two fires. Even though the last fire came through after a brutal drought, the brilliant water systems he's designed not only saved his property but ensured an oasis for wildlife while everything around him was destroyed. We interviewed him after the fire and almost a year later ... after COVID. It's such a moving interview and offers everyone a way forward for the future.
One of our goals with the free Permaculture Design Course for young people that starts this Thursday 15 April in Lithgow, at Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra - the Lithgow Transformation Hub, is to introduce young people to as many inspiring individuals and groups as we can so that they can get the support they need to reimagine their futures and take the steps to get there.
To book in for the course contact Lis on 0407 437 553 or email lis(at)thebigfix.org
NB. This video is still a work in progress ... stay tuned
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Check out this inspiring video by the young people who were part of launching Australia's first Pluriversity in the Blue Mountains. They completed the Permaculture and Social Enterprise Design Course, were mentored for over 6 months and started a social enterprise called Edgy Blue Mountains.
Most importantly they created a community and are continuing to support one another more than two years later! We're now doing a similar program in Lithgow ... starting this Thursday 15 April. Bookings to Lis on 0407 437 553 or email lis(at)thebigfix.org
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We're really looking forward to meeting all the young people taking part in this free Permaculture Design Course at Madhan Ngurr Ngurra - the new Lithgow Transformation Hub on the WSU campus. There are still two days left to book in if you'd like to join us! Contact Lis on 0407 437 553 or email lis(at)thebigfix.org ... See MoreSee Less

Were really looking forward to meeting all the young people taking part in this free Permaculture Design Course at Madhan Ngurr Ngurra - the new Lithgow Transformation Hub on the WSU campus. There are still two days left to book in if youd like to join us! Contact Lis on 0407 437 553 or email lis(at)thebigfix.org
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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

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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

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