The Permaculture Research Institute https://www.permaculturenews.org Permaculture News, Information, Forums, Courses and Worldwide Reports Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:00:18 +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 The Polyculture Project Week 2 – 2020 https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/26/the-polyculture-project-week-2-2020/ https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/26/the-polyculture-project-week-2-2020/#respond Sat, 26 Sep 2020 08:00:56 +0000 https://www.permaculturenews.org/?p=542155 It’s been a cold week here in Shipka with snow and winds delaying some of the outdoor crop plantings we had planned. We’re still preparing orders for our final deliveries of the season next week and if the weather warms up we’ll finish the new shrub and tree plantings and push on with the annual …

The post The Polyculture Project Week 2 – 2020 appeared first on The Permaculture Research Institute.

]]>
https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/26/the-polyculture-project-week-2-2020/feed/ 0
Biogas and Carbon Farming – Part 1 https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/24/biogas-and-carbon-farming-part-1/ https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/24/biogas-and-carbon-farming-part-1/#respond Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:00:42 +0000 https://www.permaculturenews.org/?p=542165 Maya Mountain Research Farm is a permaculture project in the foothills of the Maya Mountains in southern Belize. It was founded on degraded citrus and cattle land in 1988. Our primary focus is on multistrata agroforestry systems for food security, reversal of land degradation and carbon drawdown. Biogas neatly overlaps with much of our end …

The post Biogas and Carbon Farming – Part 1 appeared first on The Permaculture Research Institute.

]]>
https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/24/biogas-and-carbon-farming-part-1/feed/ 0
Edible Weeds on Farms https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/22/edible-weeds-on-farms/ https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/22/edible-weeds-on-farms/#respond Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:00:18 +0000 https://www.permaculturenews.org/?p=542185 The word “weed” has negative connotations to many people. As such, some humans go about disturbing the landscape, poisoning and removing what they perceive to be valueless plants, a nuisance, a pest.  In some cases (if not many) these actions are carried out without fully understanding the true value of the said “weed” But some …

The post Edible Weeds on Farms appeared first on The Permaculture Research Institute.

]]>
https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/22/edible-weeds-on-farms/feed/ 0
Permaculture and Peace – Part 2 https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/21/permaculture-and-peace-part-2/ https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/21/permaculture-and-peace-part-2/#respond Mon, 21 Sep 2020 00:50:01 +0000 https://www.permaculturenews.org/?p=542153 In part 1(1) of this series, we looked at how peace can be viewed as a holistic practice which can be utilised at any level of society. In this sense, using the perspective of permaculture can be very helpful in achieving peace between ourselves and others, since it offers a holistic lens and encourages seeing …

The post Permaculture and Peace – Part 2 appeared first on The Permaculture Research Institute.

]]>
https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/21/permaculture-and-peace-part-2/feed/ 0
The Polyculture Project Week 1 – 2020 https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/19/the-polyculture-project-week-1-2020/ https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/19/the-polyculture-project-week-1-2020/#respond Sat, 19 Sep 2020 08:28:28 +0000 https://www.permaculturenews.org/?p=542075 It’s been a while since my last post and it feels as though within that time span everything has changed. The optimist in me believes for the better, the realist believes not without a struggle and the pessimist would not be writing anything at all. It feels as if we have all suddenly woken up …

The post The Polyculture Project Week 1 – 2020 appeared first on The Permaculture Research Institute.

]]>
https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/19/the-polyculture-project-week-1-2020/feed/ 0
A Permaculture Take on Why to Grow Zinnias https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/17/a-permaculture-take-on-why-to-grow-zinnias/ https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/17/a-permaculture-take-on-why-to-grow-zinnias/#respond Thu, 17 Sep 2020 08:00:19 +0000 https://www.permaculturenews.org/?p=542018 I’ve been getting into flowers this year. At one of my jobs, a gardening gig, in addition to growing organic vegetables, I help to maintain some largely perennial ornamental gardens, as well as a cut flower garden. This year, with my 74-year-old boss slowing a bit, I’ve taken on a little more responsibility, and I’ve …

The post A Permaculture Take on Why to Grow Zinnias appeared first on The Permaculture Research Institute.

]]>
https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/17/a-permaculture-take-on-why-to-grow-zinnias/feed/ 0
Free Money Day https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/15/free-money-day/ https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/15/free-money-day/#respond Mon, 14 Sep 2020 22:40:08 +0000 https://www.permaculturenews.org/?p=542029 This September 15th, a unique social experiment aims to show that a more generous world is possible. On Free Money Day, now in its 10th year, people around the world hand out money, virtually or in person, asking recipients to pass half on to someone else. Organized by the Post Growth Institute, the global event …

The post Free Money Day appeared first on The Permaculture Research Institute.

]]>
https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/15/free-money-day/feed/ 0
Nitrogen Fixation https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/13/nitrogen-fixation/ https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/13/nitrogen-fixation/#respond Sun, 13 Sep 2020 09:10:39 +0000 https://www.permaculturenews.org/?p=541992 An essential component of any regenerative landscape will be the Nitrogen-fixing perennial plants within the community of fruits, nuts and herbs and other plants. During this post, we will look at why Nitrogen is important for plants, how Nitrogen can be biologically sourced and we’ll profile some of our favourite Nitrogen-fixing trees, shrubs and herbs. …

The post Nitrogen Fixation appeared first on The Permaculture Research Institute.

]]>
https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/13/nitrogen-fixation/feed/ 0
The Impact Of Microplastics In The Marine Environment And Human Health  https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/10/the-impact-of-microplastics-in-the-marine-environment-and-human-health/ https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/10/the-impact-of-microplastics-in-the-marine-environment-and-human-health/#respond Thu, 10 Sep 2020 08:00:55 +0000 https://www.permaculturenews.org/?p=541896 Plastic production suffered a great increase since it started to be commercialised 70 years ago. In the beginning, the overall production reached about 0.5 million tons per year. However, in 2017, it increased up to 348 million tons. Along with plastic production, one big concern has arisen: environmental pollution.  Anthropogenic plastic pollution is a major …

The post The Impact Of Microplastics In The Marine Environment And Human Health  appeared first on The Permaculture Research Institute.

]]>
https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/10/the-impact-of-microplastics-in-the-marine-environment-and-human-health/feed/ 0
How To Make Your Own Toxin Free Cleaning Products https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/08/how-to-make-your-own-toxin-free-cleaning-products/ https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/08/how-to-make-your-own-toxin-free-cleaning-products/#respond Tue, 08 Sep 2020 09:40:49 +0000 https://www.permaculturenews.org/?p=541892 The average household cleaning agents, such as your dish soap, your laundry detergent, your toilet cleaning agents and even your body wash and shampoo often contain chemicals that are harmful to you and your environment.  Although there is an increasing number of biodegradable and toxic-free choices, these usually still come in plastic containers that add …

The post How To Make Your Own Toxin Free Cleaning Products appeared first on The Permaculture Research Institute.

]]>
https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/08/how-to-make-your-own-toxin-free-cleaning-products/feed/ 0
The Cure of the Earth https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/07/the-cure-of-the-earth/ https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/07/the-cure-of-the-earth/#comments Mon, 07 Sep 2020 03:34:53 +0000 https://www.permaculturenews.org/?p=541864 Love of life is the guide and motivator of ecological healing on Earth. Next comes learning how to put that love into action. How do we do that for that most alive of all places, the Amazon? Charles Eisenstein     The Amazon is one of the most intensely alive places on Earth. I won’t …

The post The Cure of the Earth appeared first on The Permaculture Research Institute.

]]>
https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/07/the-cure-of-the-earth/feed/ 1
The Essential Guide to Probably Everything you Need to Know about Growing Persimmon https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/05/the-essential-guide-to-probably-everything-you-need-to-know-about-growing-persimmon/ https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/05/the-essential-guide-to-probably-everything-you-need-to-know-about-growing-persimmon/#respond Sat, 05 Sep 2020 08:00:31 +0000 https://www.permaculturenews.org/?p=540891 Highly regarded in Eastern culture for thousands of years, the Persimmon has rightly so started to gain more appreciation in the West. Whether on the tree, or suddenly appearing in the fruit isles of your stores and markets, the bright and cheerful fruits of Persimmon provide a welcome dazzle to the winter. Being easy to …

The post The Essential Guide to Probably Everything you Need to Know about Growing Persimmon appeared first on The Permaculture Research Institute.

]]>
https://www.permaculturenews.org/2020/09/05/the-essential-guide-to-probably-everything-you-need-to-know-about-growing-persimmon/feed/ 0