We began in 1978 as a community of people who worked and lived on eighty acres of swamp land in Stanley, Tasmania, researching & experimenting with Permaculture concepts. The development of sustainable design principles began here & together with the establishment of the Permaculture Institute, was the catalyst for the birth of the Permaculture ethic, which has since spread worldwide.
Permaculture Master and Founder Bill Mollison
Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of landscape and people providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way. Without permanent agriculture there is no possibility of a stable social order.
Permaculture Master Geoff Lawton
Ever since our childhood, which was permeated by farm life on our parents mountain farms, we have been deeply rooted in nature. Many of the ideas, which we have now been successfully realised, date from that time. Nature was our playground and we learnt to understand it. Like most of the children of mountain farmers of that generation we had to help working on the farm. Since we hardly had any toys, we played with soil, water, plants, roots and stones.
Permaculture Master Sepp Holzer - Holzer Permaculture
Permaculture is a "design system based on ecological principles" which provides the organising framework for implementing the above vision. In this more limited, but important sense it draws together the diverse skills and ways of living which need to be rediscovered and developed to empower us to move from being dependant consumers to becoming responsible producers.
Permaculture Master and Co-founder David Holmgren
The Biodynamic Education Centre is an international college offering a range of educational programs for biodynamic farming and gardening. The courses offered by the Biodynamic Education Centre have been written and developed over many years of practical experience in the biodynamic method for both large scale agricultural systems and smaller scale gardening systems.
The Anna Gresham Landscape Design School is an exclusive landscape design school dedicated to teaching landscape and garden design by distance learning. We have become the first choice worldwide amongst those wanting to become qualified for a career in Landscape and Garden Design.
Midwest Permaculture appears to be the culmination of our life's work, of everything we hold dear and have been working on for the past 30 years.
Grow your own Vegetables and Fish in your own backyard. A fun and interesting project.
We specialise in high-quality permaculture education. We offer a range of different courses at a variety of venues in England. We hope you will find the one that’s just right for you.
Ben Law lives and works at Prickly Nut Woods in West Sussex, where apart from making a living from coppicing he trains apprentices and runs courses on sustainable woodland management, ecobuilding and permaculture design.
Sustainable Seed Company offers the finest quality organic open-pollinated and heirloom vegetable, herb, grain, flower and cover crop seed for sale anywhere.
Earthaven is an aspiring ecovillage in a mountain forest setting near Asheville, North Carolina. We are dedicated to caring for people and the Earth by learning, living, and demonstrating a holistic, sustainable culture.
At Botanical Interests our goal is to inspire and educate the gardener in you. That is why, since 1995 we have been supplying gardeners with the highest quality seed in the most beautiful and informative seed packets on the market.
One-half day of volunteer help is traded for food and accommodation, with no money exchanged. This is not paid work on farms, it is an exchange of education and culture.