Permaculture Articles

A heartwarming and inspiring video about firefly gardens (12 min) by my talented friends at Berries and Bushcraft. Our garden and I got to be special guests. :) Did you know that fireflies indicate the health of the environment and that Embers of Hope partly gets her name from fireflies?
Embers of Hope is on this list! I am so grateful to have Embers of Hope share the stage with books by other respected permaculture women. There are so many women leaders serving as agents of change; I am proud to be one voice in this greater movement taking care of Mother Earth and our communities read more...
I am so grateful to have been a guest on the Permaculture Podcast. Scott Mann and I talked about our relationship with death, near-term human extinction, the anthropocene, the challenge of not knowing and still being present, catalyzing change, storytelling, building community, and the myth of self read more...
It was such a delight being on the Seeds of Tao Podcast. We discussed social permaculture, the importance of neighbours and communities, death as a catalyst for hope and change, and my new book, Embers of Hope. I so appreciated talking with Joshua Prieto and I hope you will enjoy our conversation.  read more...
For a quick look inside Bonita's new book, "Embers of Hope: Embracing Life in an Age of Ecological Destruction and Climate Chaos," check out this video (2min 12sec). You can also read excerpts and testimonials and you can order the book at: https://www.embersofhopebook.com/.  
You can now pre-order a copy of "Embers of Hope: Embracing Life in an Age of Ecological Destruction and Climate Chaos." There will be special gifts with the book for a limited time. To read excerpts or to order, go to https://www.embersofhopebook.com/.    
  You can read the excerpt below or read a pdf copy here.   Excerpt from EMBERS OF HOPE: EMBRACING LIFE IN AN AGE OF ECOLOGICAL DESTRUCTION AND CLIMATE CHAOS. Copyright © 2020 Bonita Eloise Ford.   WHAT THIS BOOK IS ABOUT I am concerned we are killing the living world that makes our survival read more...
Embers of Hope: Embracing Life in an Age of Ecological Destruction and Climate Chaos. An excerpt from my forthcoming book is available in the latest issue of the Permaculture Design Magazine! Check out your favourite eco-friendly bookstore, your library, or order it online. I've been working on read more...
Scaling back can nourish what is meaningful to us, rather than deprive us. In the last few years, our garden has been growing fewer veggies. This summer, I charted the sun and shade at two-hour intervals during the day, roughly one month before the solstice and two months afterwards. In late August read more...
Since putting together my “55+ Favourite Plants,”  I've continued to add new plants and comments based on observations from our site and other edible forest garden projects. You can download the plant list (in a spreadsheet format) as a pdf file. If you're wondering how this comes together in read more...

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