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A different take on the traditional nursery rhyme.

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Earth hour

Earth Hour

Earth Hour

See and read the results from around the world for Earth Hour

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“Founded by Scott Pittman circa 1986, PDJ was (and remains) the only publication in the world with the specific focus on Drylands Permaculture. Published for 11 years (1986 – 1997) by the Permaculture Drylands Institute, operating out of Arizona and New Mexico, this publication has lots to offer to permaculture students even 10 years after its final issue was delivered.

Permaculture Institute has posted most of articles on its website for free public access. Please note, if you would like to reprint any of the articles by the Permaculture Drylands Magazine, you need to contact Permaculture Institute for permission.”

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At age 14, in poverty and famine, a Malawian boy built a windmill to power his family’s home. Now at 22, William Kamkwamba, who speaks at TED, here, for the second time, shares in his own words the moving tale of invention that changed his life.

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Sustainable Gardening Australia writes…

Frog bog

Frog bog

“…Another simple method of construction is to excavate a suitable sized hole, with varying depths, and lay a good quality pond liner in it (check with your local garden centre for the best product). The edges and base are also hidden with rocks, pebbles, logs and vegetation. The design below shows the ideal layout of a frog-friendly pond…”

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Food futures writes…

Farmers of the urban footpath

Farmers of the urban footpath

“KERBSIDE GARDENING is the practice of growing edible plants on the footpath. Fruits, herbs and vegetables are commonly planted, sometimes mixed with flowers and native plants. The practice is another means of returning food production to our cities.

The precedent established over the years by the planting of edible street trees for their ornamental value has evolved into the use of kerbsides to supplement the family diet. This has been going on since the early 1990s and is now catching the public imagination, a factor that is likely to see its growth…”

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Thomas Fischbacher from permaculture.org.au writes…

“…A re-edited version of this material, both in the form of HTML web pages as well as a PDF (using LaTeX-based typesetting which, hopefully, should be more homogeneous and easier to read than the original) is now available…”

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