Permaculture on the edge: building an anti/beyond/despite-capitalist movement

Permaculture is a philosophy and set of practices aimed at creating regenerative human spaces that mimic natural eco-systems. The concept was developed by two Australians, Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, in the 1970s based on their observations of the ecological systems created by Indigenous and “traditional” communities around the world. The philosophy of permaculture offers … Continue reading Permaculture on the edge: building an anti/beyond/despite-capitalist movement

International Permaculture Convergence India

I am very excited to be part of the upcoming International Permaculture Convergence and Conference (IPC) in Hyderabad, India which will take place from November 25 - December 2. The IPC will be bringing together permaculture practitioners from all over the world to share ideas for creating a regenerative and abundant future for all. I … Continue reading International Permaculture Convergence India

The power of seeds

Buying a packet of seeds and planting them in the ground may seem like a fairly mundane act. But corporate control of seeds is one of the most important political, social, and environmental issues facing humanity. In many ways,  the attempts of corporations to copyright, patent and otherwise own seeds is a new forms of the enclosure … Continue reading The power of seeds

The Permaculture Garden – mid-January

January is a time for gardeners (in the Northern Hemisphere) to dream. It's a time to think about what you want to do with your garden this coming year - and maybe to also think about what community projects and initiatives you want to create or join. It is a great idea to keep a … Continue reading The Permaculture Garden – mid-January

Gardening with bees

As gardening season draws to an end - or mostly to an end - in my part of the world (southwestern Ontario), it is important to consider how you can create spaces in your garden for bees so that next year you can garden with bees. Before I start giving practical advice on how to … Continue reading Gardening with bees