Permaculture Articles

New permaculture courses and events for the summer and fall! More details to be posted on our events section. Stay tuned and save the dates... Saturday, July 25 - Permaculture Tour (Perth) Thursday, August 27 - Edible & Medicinal Plant Tour (Perth; 6pm-7:30pm) Saturday, August 29 - Permaculture read more...
  Interested in wild edibles, animal tracks, microclimates, shelter, active and passive observation, and relationship with place?  Check out "Tracks to a Full Stomach", an article by Bonita, published in the Permaculture Activist, (#88, Earth Sckills & Nature Connection, May 2013).
Check out our "What is Permaculture?" slideshow (pdf). Enjoy!
Why do I love these gardens? Why do people love these gardens? There is something empowering about many hands transforming a lawn into a productive food garden. There is something magical about cardboard, compost and woodchips as the main ingredients for soil fertility. And there is something read more...
Click here to read Bonita's new article on an "Integral permaculture", published in The Permaculture Activist (#92, Stacking Functions, May 2014).
If you're having trouble viewing this video, please visit Designing your garden and your life with permaculture directly on Vimeo.   We hope you enjoy this video about our garden and our approach to permaculture design.  Thanks to Olivier Asselin for this beautiful video!      
Check out Bonita's interview on our local station Lake 88.
We had a very full year in 2013, connecting with other permaculture leaders from across Canada, the USA and internationally. We hosted our 3rd Eastern Ontario Permaculture Convergence, which sold-out with over 300 tickets and drew attendees from over seven hours away. The Northeast Permaculture read more...
by Bonita Ford. Creative Commons. Attribution 2013. Permaculture is a holistic approach to design based on living systems. It offers a way of thinking, relating, making decisions and solving problems, which are more in balance with the living world around us. Its ethics, principles and design read more...
It's been a summer full of learning.  The weather was cooler and we had more rain than normal; the tomatoes were far less productive than last year and the swiss chard seems to be flowing endlessly.  As we come into our 5th year of gardening in this climate, we're seeing how much the weather read more...

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