Permaculture Articles

Shelley Lambert discusses why we mimic nature and the benefits of food forests.
Planting Sudbury's first Community Food Forest with about 60 volunteers, from grade 6 kids to adults over 70, was an amazing 3-day event with a lot of hands in the Earth. We began in fall 2016, meeting regularly with a dedicated committee to design the food forest. The "phase 1" planting this read more...
It has been such a delight to facilitate the design of this community food forest: the team has been a dream and the community seems very interested.  I went to Sudbury in October 2016 to lead two workshops and a small planting demo to launch the project.  The team and I have been meeting monthly read more...
February 1, 2017 It was -21C last night and I forgot about the greens in the greenhouse again. In the early afternoon, I went to see the extent of the damage, and was very pleasantly surprised to find most of the plants looking green and perky :) This is the first winter we've had the bed full of read more...
"[There has been a] huge increase in interest in permaculture in the last decade, the increase in people with varied backgrounds and training levels teaching in different ways, and a demand to meet more needs and bring permaculture to different communities."   If you're interested in learning read more...
We've grown!  1) livinghEARTH.net is where you'll find all of our work, including permaculture, holistic healing, workshops, coaching and more creative stuff.  Learn more about LivinghEARTH. 2) We have a new e-newsletter for LivinghEARTH - SIGN UP NOW!  Our old e-newsletter from Permaculture read more...
A Hard Summer in the Garden I was appalled to see how little food we grew this summer. Our gardens showed us that we were not ready for extreme and changing climate conditions. It is an unpleasant lesson, and hopefully one that will help us be better prepared going forward. We look to Mother read more...
This article has been updated from “55+ Favourite Plants.”  New plants and comments have been added based on observations from our site and other edible forest garden projects. A colleague asked me about my top plants for perennial polycultures in our region (hardiness zones 4b/5a in Ontario and read more...
Check out Bonita's newest article, "Lesssons from Water", in the Permaculture Design Magazine's spring 2016 issue.  The magazine celebrates it's 100th issue!  Look for it in stores (or you can order it as a back issue a little later).

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