• 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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A growing movement of gardeners — from ethno-botanists to green-thumb hobbyists — is committed to spreading awareness of methods for enhancing the intricate ecological relationships in local spaces.

Inspirational ethno-botanist Mony Caid says, “If you have billions of people on the planet, and we all start restoring native plants, we could fix the problem in, like, a year or two. You become a beneficial species of your local ecosystem. You start to learn the uses of these plants, and you start to grow them — for wildlife, but also for your own health, for your own medicine. . . We can be a little selfish about it. This is about human survival, too.”

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A growing movement of gardeners — from ethno-botanists to green-thumb hobbyists — is committed to spreading awareness of methods for enhancing the intricate ecological relationships in local spaces.

Inspirational ethno-botanist Mony Caid says, “If you have billions of people on the planet, and we all start restoring native plants, we could fix the problem in, like, a year or two. You become a beneficial species of your local ecosystem. You start to learn the uses of these plants, and you start to grow them — for wildlife, but also for your own health, for your own medicine. . . We can be a little selfish about it. This is about human survival, too.”

Read the full article here: https://bit.ly/2Mk50OD

This is the most fascinating article about how Russia managed to cultivate subtropical plants in freezing temperatures after the Russian Revolution when the Communist Party was determined to become self-sufficient in citrus production.

"First, they bred citrus varieties that were more resistant to cold. Second, they pruned citrus plants in radical ways that made them more resistant to cold, heat and wind. This eventually resulted in creeping citrus plants, which were only 25 cm tall. Third, they planted citrus plants in unlikely locations, most notably in trenches of up to two metres deep."

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This is the most fascinating article about how Russia managed to cultivate subtropical plants in freezing temperatures after the Russian Revolution when the Communist Party was determined to become self-sufficient in citrus production.

First, they bred citrus varieties that were more resistant to cold. Second, they pruned citrus plants in radical ways that made them more resistant to cold, heat and wind. This eventually resulted in creeping citrus plants, which were only 25 cm tall. Third, they planted citrus plants in unlikely locations, most notably in trenches of up to two metres deep.

https://bit.ly/2xsiG6t

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This reminds me of a drylands PC farm in Kenya where I volunteered some years ago. They had some long hand-dug swales about 1m deep and 1m wide. At intervals along the base of one of the swales they had dug pits in which they were growing beautiful lush banana plants - perfect solution for the climate.

intriguing at least and fascinating for the effort and results, although I wouldnt cripple a tree like that..

A new short interview with Rowe Morrow in which she describes permaculture as a way out of the trap of materialism for everyone - from the very poor to those with most power.

Permaculture in Service with Rosemary Morrow

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Produced with assistance from Permaculture Institute of North America’s 2019 Media and Communications Design Prize. Created as part of a Diploma process with PINA www.pina.in

Done as part of Post-Doc work with Larry Santoyo and the Permaculture Academy www.permacultureacademy.com

Interview Video by: Dana S. Wilson www.aweandreverenceemedia.com

Cinematography by: Jonathan H. Lee www.subtledream.com

Edited by T.J. Squires www.teejvision.com

Music by: Dixon’s Violin www.dixonsviolin.com

Interview Team

Envoy: Delvin Solkinson www.visionarypermaculture.com

Kym Chi www.gigglingchitree.com

Annaliese Hordern www.symbioticnature.au

Rosemary Morrow runs Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute with Lis Bastian.

Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute (BMPI) specialises in developing non-formal education opportunities that are accessible to everyone, and in providing strategies to grow social, environmental and economic resilience.

www.bluemountainspermacultureinstitute.com.au

Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA) offers pathways to professional development for graduates of the Permaculture Design Course. We work to elevate the role of permaculture in society, to create work in the field, and to focus attention on the urgent need and the solutions we carry for land and climate repair to support communities at risk.

www.PINA.in

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A huge thank you to Alice McGlashan and Blue ARC for an inspirational Nesting Box Workshop at Blackheath Community Farm last Saturday. A big thank you too, to the 32 attendees who were all clearly as passionate as we are about providing habitat for our wildlife now that so many tree hollows have been destroyed.

You can check out our nesting boxes on Saturday and Sunday this weekend because we're thrilled to be part of the Blue Mountains Edible Garden Trail. There are over 40 gardens open from Lapstone to Hartley and we'll also be giving Compost Lab Tours at 11am each day. You can get your tickets here: www.ediblegardentrail.com/
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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

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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