The Permaculture Research Institute https://www.permaculturenews.org Permaculture News, Information, Forums, Courses and Worldwide Reports Sun, 29 Nov 2020 22:12:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 https://www.permaculturenews.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/cropped-permaculture-research-institute-icon-1-32x32.png The Permaculture Research Institute https://www.permaculturenews.org 32 32 Part 4 – Wise Woman Ways https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/11/30/part-4-wise-woman-ways/ https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/11/30/part-4-wise-woman-ways/#respond Sun, 29 Nov 2020 22:04:34 +0000 https://www.permaculturenews.org/?p=542834 The final article in this Series compares two ways of interpreting reality. One of them suppresses and sidelines the Wise Woman Tradition; the other invites it forth. We’ll also touch on how healing ourselves is an essential part of any effort to heal the world.   (In case you missed the previous parts in this …

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The Polyculture Project 2020 – Week 10 https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/11/28/the-polyculture-project-2020-week-10/ https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/11/28/the-polyculture-project-2020-week-10/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 23:49:41 +0000 https://www.permaculturenews.org/?p=542822 It’s been great weather here this week, with some lovely rain during the night and bright blue skies in the morning. We’ve been getting on with some pruning and chop and drop this week as well a little cherry harvesting as the first fruits flush pink and are good for eating. Here are some photos …

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Frost in the Garden https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/11/26/frost-in-the-garden/ https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/11/26/frost-in-the-garden/#respond Thu, 26 Nov 2020 07:00:39 +0000 https://www.permaculturenews.org/?p=542808 It seems many a gardener spends the winter locked up inside, hiding from the chilly weather, darning socks in front of the cookstove, the gardens tucked in with mulch and awaiting the spring. But, that’s no way to be when there is a large collection of plants that adore a little frost tickling their leaves. …

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Part 3 – Wise Woman Ways https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/11/24/part-3-wise-woman-ways/ https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/11/24/part-3-wise-woman-ways/#comments Tue, 24 Nov 2020 03:56:27 +0000 https://www.permaculturenews.org/?p=542782 In sharing with us the stories of the whales and the trees (see the previous article in this Series), science confirms what indigenous people have always known: older women have critically important roles to play as way-finders, peace-makers, and care-takers. But these wise woman powers can only be expressed if older women are seen and …

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The Polyculture Project 2020 – Week 9 https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/11/21/the-polyculture-project-2020-week-9/ https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/11/21/the-polyculture-project-2020-week-9/#respond Sat, 21 Nov 2020 07:00:23 +0000 https://www.permaculturenews.org/?p=542754 Wow, that week went super fast. It’s been hot and still here the last week, threatening to rain but never delivering which is odd for May as it’s usually one of our wettest months. We spent most of the week working in the home garden Apatheia, propagating plants for the nursery, planting out the Tomatoes …

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Permaculture and Peace – Part 3 https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/11/19/permaculture-and-peace-part-3/ https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/11/19/permaculture-and-peace-part-3/#respond Thu, 19 Nov 2020 07:00:38 +0000 https://www.permaculturenews.org/?p=542757 In part 1 of this article series we looked at the similarities between peace and permaculture as holistic practices which can be engaged in by anyone. In part 2 we explored the idea that violence can be seen as a cycle, which, like cycles within human behaviour, can be transcended, through practising the art of forgiveness …

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Part 2 – The Role of the Grandmothers https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/11/16/part-2-the-role-of-the-grandmothers/ https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/11/16/part-2-the-role-of-the-grandmothers/#respond Sun, 15 Nov 2020 22:33:14 +0000 https://www.permaculturenews.org/?p=542750 In the first article in this Series we talked about wise woman ways, growing older, and the healthy maturation of human beings. In this article we’ll discover what the wisdom of whales, trees, and indigenous peoples can tell us about the gifts that older women have to offer. As the eastern sky began to lighten …

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The Polyculture Project 2020 – Week 8 https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/11/14/the-polyculture-project-2020-week-8/ https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/11/14/the-polyculture-project-2020-week-8/#respond Sat, 14 Nov 2020 07:00:47 +0000 https://www.permaculturenews.org/?p=542679 It’s been lovely to have some decent rain last week, to soak the soils, fill up the water tanks, and give the plants that vibrant green sheen. The rain, followed by warm sunshine, has everything growing profusely and the fruits are swelling on the shrubs and trees. Sophie and the boys planted out one of our …

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Ancient Gardens of East Asia https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/11/12/ancient-gardens-of-east-asia/ https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/11/12/ancient-gardens-of-east-asia/#respond Thu, 12 Nov 2020 07:00:08 +0000 https://www.permaculturenews.org/?p=542595 When we think of gardens in Asia, particularly the Far East, it’s hard not to envision rice terraces. Terraces shape the landscapes of so many countries in East Asia: Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, China, India, etc. Many of them are over a thousand years old and remain in production today. Rather than get into the …

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Part 1 – Wise Woman Ways https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/11/09/part-1-wise-woman-ways/ https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/11/09/part-1-wise-woman-ways/#respond Sun, 08 Nov 2020 23:24:26 +0000 https://www.permaculturenews.org/?p=542681 The “Grandmother Hypothesis,” or Grandmother Effect, is the idea that the presence of grandmothers helping in the care of their grand-offspring has been an important factor in human survival and evolution. In this 4-Part Series of articles we’ll explore how women, and older women in particular, contribute to peace and well-being for families, communities, and …

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The Polyculture Project – Week 7 2020 https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/11/07/the-polyculture-project-week-7-2020/ https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/11/07/the-polyculture-project-week-7-2020/#respond Sat, 07 Nov 2020 07:00:19 +0000 https://www.permaculturenews.org/?p=542593 It’s been a busy week here at the project and we are delighted to have started our very first Regenerative Landscape Design – Online Interactive Course. We met the participants on Saturday evening and are looking forward to getting to know everyone better and to share our knowledge over the next 20 weeks on how …

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How to Turn Your Backyard Into a Certified Wildlife Habitat https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/11/04/how-to-turn-your-backyard-into-a-certified-wildlife-habitat/ https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/11/04/how-to-turn-your-backyard-into-a-certified-wildlife-habitat/#respond Wed, 04 Nov 2020 07:00:02 +0000 https://www.permaculturenews.org/?p=542474 Climate change continues to alter the planet and make it less suitable for sustaining life. Animals have felt this effect more than anyone else. As people look for new locations to build safer, more weather-proof cities, wildlife species have retreated to the minimal spaces still left intact. Humans can do their part to mitigate the …

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