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Depiction of forest thinning for wildfire risk mitigation

Woodland Fire Risk Mitigation & Ecosystem Restoration

The content in this post was written by PINA & Siskiyou Permaculture on the PINA website . We found it so interesting, we wanted to share! It is reprinted with their permission. Fire Ecology Restoration Project PINA has received a $75,000 grant to research improved methods of wildfire risk mitigation in relation to forest health. Our restoration forestry practices will

Permaculture design course participants show their enthusiasm for coming together

Our Permaculture Community Comes Together 

Our 6-month Permaculture Design Courses run twice a year. This spring/summer, we are joined by Gail McNulty, a student in one of our courses. Gail is new to permaculture and after each of the 6 course weekends, she’ll be sharing a blog post about the weekend – what she learned, what inspired her, what connections she made and reflections from

Advanced Permaculture Design students celebrate earning their certificates

Take Permaculture to an Advanced Level

What do you do after the permaculture course? How do you dig deeper and take your designs to a professional and ultra-practical level? How can become more skillful in design implementation? Permaculture Design Courses are popular worldwide for the transformative experiences they provide and the introduction to a whole way of viewing landscapes and communities that is often new and

Permaculture course participants gardening in an organic garden.

Dirt Time

After six months of creating bonds with new people, transforming the way they think about ecosystems, communities, gardens, and relationships, and gathering hands-on experiences that broaden their skills and deepen their knowledge, our permaculture design students are eager to evaluate their new strengths and chart their next course. During our last weekend together we have a session on “where to

Depiction of forest thinning for wildfire risk mitigation

Woodland Fire Risk Mitigation & Ecosystem Restoration

The content in this post was written by PINA & Siskiyou Permaculture on the PINA website . We found it so interesting, we wanted to share! It is reprinted with their permission. Fire Ecology Restoration Project PINA has received a $75,000 grant to research improved methods of wildfire risk mitigation in relation to forest health. Our restoration forestry practices will

Decolonizing Permaculture

Thank you so much to the contributors of the Liberation Permaculture post “Decolonizing Permaculture” for creating and sharing such vital critiques, resources, and perspectives. We are listening, learning, and committed to decolonizing permaculture even more deeply in our programs.

Rainwater Harvesting: Brush Check Dams and Gabions

In these articles, we’ve covered various ways to slow, sink, spread, and store rainwater. Gabions are another way to do this on landscapes that have eroded gullies or existing seasonal drainages. Creating brush gabions also puts to good use onsite fuel load you’ve reduced from your forest–all the branches, bushes, and small trees that are cleared to create defensible space and reduce fire fuel load in forested areas.

Whitewashed Hope

We are honored to support this Indigenous-led collaborative post, which invites proponents of western ecological agriculture to go deeper—to not ‘take’ certain land practices from Indigenous cultures without their context, but to encompass deeper Indigenous worldviews… inspiring a consciousness shift that will support us to go from a dominant culture of supremacy and domination to one founded on reciprocity, respect, and interrelations with all beings—including, of course, among all humans.

Preparing for winter rains after the fires

Now is the time to prepare for the coming winter rains to prevent additional damage to the recovering forest while simultaneously preparing the ground to receive much-needed rains to help the forest regrow. Even if your home wasn’t affected by the fires, you can still prepare for the coming rainy season with some of the suggestions outlined below.

Shop Local Gift Guide 2020

Looking for a permaculture-inspired gift for the holidays? We’ve put together this gift guide featuring small, locally owned businesses so that we can all shop local this holiday season–and beyond!

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