New podcast about the transition to a clean energy economy in BC

Energy transition is a key ingredient in moving toward a more sustainable way of living. In BC, we need to radically reduce our energy usage and move away from fossil fuels toward a clean energy economy based on technologies like solar power.  What is this clean energy economy and how will it affect the ways we live? Will all drivers use electric cars? Could our homes be built from hemp? Can aquaponics feed communities in northern BC? How will green jobs provide new opportunities as fossil fuel jobs decline? These are just some of the questions tackled in a new podcast series produced by Sierra Club BC. You can subscribe and download the podcast for free at https://sierraclub.bc.ca/podcast. For permaculture folks, this is a great podcast to share with friends and family who might not share your views or who are new to these ideas and are looking for inspiring, real-world examples of how we can make the needed shift to a new way of living in BC. When it comes to climate change, the debate is no longer whether we should move to clean energy, but how. Car manufacturers are moving to electric, building codes require energy efficiency, and countries…

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Permaculture Design Core Concepts Cards

“The clearest way into the universe is through the wilderness.“ -John Muir Permaculture Design Core Concepts Deck Sharing a toolkit of permaculture principles, design methods and ethics, these cards can support your permaculture practice, learning, teaching, designing and consulting. Featuring visionary design from Sijay of www.OnbeyondMetamedia.com these cards can be used in countless ways to inspire, evolve and uplift your practical understanding of permaculture. Featuring text from Delvin Solkinson sharing Core Concepts learned from Bill Mollison, Rosemary Morrow, David Holmgren, Geoff Lawton, Michael Becker, Toby Hemenway, Larry Santoyo, Starhawk & Looby Macnamara. Additional contributions were inspired by Rob Hopkins, Dave Boehnlein, Richard Wallner, Mark Lakeman, Doug Bullock, Ian McHarg and Percival Alfred Yeomans. Core source inspiration from Robin Clayfield. The cards are divided into two decks of 90 cards each. Deck 1 : Ethics, Attitudes and Strategies Deck 2 : Design Principles and Methods Free download of both Decks here : https://www.dewpermaculture.com/tools Purchase Deck 1 : Ethics, Attitudes and Strategies https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/permaculture-design-core-concepts-cards-1 Purchase Deck 2 : Design Principles and Methods https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/permaculture-design-core-concepts-cards-2 This work is the culmination of 15 years of Permaculture Design study by Delvin Solkinson which spanned a PDC, Diploma and Masters Degree with Bill Mollison and the Permaculture Academy,…

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Fermentation Revolution: making allies with bacteria

Fermented foods – like bread, cheese, wine and beer – have long been dietary staples. But the last few years have seen an upsurge in interest in home fermentation, with cooks making their own kimchi, sauerkraut, yogurt – and more complicated concoctions. Best of all, everybody can preserve at home this way and for cheap ! Homemade fermentation is a low-cost probiotic panacea ! It prolongs the life of your food, revives the immune system, soothes the digestive and nervous systems, regulates metabolism, wakes up your taste buds and brighten all meals! “There are only advantages to fermenting !” That is why food entrepreneurs, authors and all-around fermentation geeks David Coté and Sébastien Bureau teamed up with Possiblemedia. Sharing the ins and outs of traditional fermentation processes with a casual, humorous tone, and recipes that are not particularly rigid. Fermentation Revolution is an educational documentary filmed over several months in Quebec. It offers an unprecedented collection of fermentation methods, with an emphasis on their simplicity and ease of making. After years of refining the tools and techniques, this dynamic duo invites you to discover the result of their work through simple, fool-proof recipes. An invitation to embark on a new…

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Permaculture Design Core Curriculum Notes

Write your post here…”Study Nature, Love Nature, stay close to Nature. It will never fail you.” -Frank Lloyd Wright Sharing the release of the ‘Core Curriculum Notes’, an essential synthesis of permaculture design from the core curriculum of the Permaculture Design Course. A book of notes formatted as worksheets being freely offered to the World Community. It functions as part of a learning and teaching toolkit in combination with the Permaculture Design Core Concepts Cards. This is made in British Columbia. The download is a free offering at printable resolution here : http://gaiacraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Core-Curriculum-Notes-2017-Final.pdf For anyone wanting a beautiful hardcopy professional book form you can order the book here : http://www.lulu.com/shop/gaiacraft-and-delvin-solkinson/gaiacraft-permaculture-design-core-curriculum-notes/hardcover/product-23314805.html When you buy a book we get $14 towards developing more free open source learning and teaching tools. Those wanting to support us but not purchase the book can donate by paypal to kym@gigglingchitree.com This work is the culmination of 15 years of teaching 25 PDC’s during which time I took 20 advanced courses as well as a PDC with Rosemary Morrow in Greece, Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton in Australia and Toby Hemenway in Portland. While developing this body of work I have taken a Diploma and Masters Degree…

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Easy to Understand Permaculture – A Book of Solutions

It takes a teacher to teach. There are many permaculturists, and practitioners that write and teach YET not all of them are writers and teachers. Here’s where Matt Powers shine. He’s a teacher. A performer. A seed saver, and all round exceptional human. And he saw the need as many others have to have a READABLE permaculture book that helps to explain concepts and strategies at an elementary level without devolving into a children’s book (which he’s written as well). The Permaculture Student 2 compiles a host of solutions digested into their most simple forms and presented in this incredible book. In truth, the online version has been more useful than a hard copy as I can search through it. But I’ll let you decided, you won’t be disappointed with this book in your library. Click here to purchase. 

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