Permaculture Women’s PDC

Permaculture Women’s PDC

I am so excited and proud to be the urban permaculture teacher in a new online permaculture design course made up of an all-women teaching team. The course is organized by Heather Jo Flores author of the inspiring book Food Not Lawns and the teachers are, quite simply, amazing. We have been working hard together as an [...]

Do bees have a right to the city?

Do bees have a right to the city?

by Rebecca Ellis This is the written version of a talk I delivered at Minding Animals 4 in Mexico City on January 23, 2018. Bees are experiencing declining populations and/or declining health across North America and many parts of the world to an extent that the UN Food and Agriculture Organization has identified this as [...]

Design the regenerative city: zones and sector

Design the regenerative city: zones and sector

When people discuss permaculture design, one of the first aspects mentioned are zones, followed by sectors (or vice versa). In some books, articles and PDCs, zones and sectors are written about in ways that are most relevant to rural settings. When we think about applying permaculture to the city, we need to adjust the concept [...]

Permaculture for the People!

Permaculture for the People!

The Earth and her people are in crisis. Devastating wars continue to tear apart cities, neighbourhoods, and families; a worldwide and vicious policy of neo-liberalism destroys pensions, fair wages, public institutions, and social programs; and systems of oppression including racism, sexism, and colonialism operate in deep and insidious ways. People are suffering. The Earth is suffering as well: the oceans grow more acidic and plastic-filled each day; a predicted 30% of species will disappear by 2050; and climate change is not only here but is happening faster than predicted. Continue Reading