Avocado Chocolate Pudding: Holy Moly, Chocomole.

We can’t grow chocolate or avocados in most places, but of all the ways in which we indulge in imported resources, these are two of the most nutritious,

Blog - The Resiliency Institute

The people of Puerto Rico have experienced several major earthquakes and aftershocks this month. Cecilia Iraida, a member of the Chicagoland Herbal Collective, wrote from Puerto Rico on Jan. 10th, before another major earthquake hit on the morning of the 11 th, As I write to you now there are still tremors being felt.

Eat With The Seasons: Preserving Autumn's Garden Bounty The Healthy Planet

by Crystal Moore-Stevens The Autumn Equinox sends a signal to the backyard gardeners' cerebral cortex, gently reminding us that the harvest season has arrived and that now is the time to be preserving and putting up food for the winter.

Herbal Elixirs And Infusions

Need any recipes for medicinal herbs? Herbal elixirs involve steeping medicinal herbs in honey or, maple syrup, sometimes combining them with brandy or other alcohol, or fermenting them, such as medicinal meads.

Tools for Systems Thinkers: The 6 Fundamental Concepts of Systems Thinking

In this series on systems thinking, I share the key insights and tools needed to develop and advance a systems mindset for dealing with complex problem solving and transitioning to the Circular Economy.

About the IAASTD Report

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Permaculture Design Process 2: Making a Base Map

Why is making a Base Map essential to your permaculture design process? Because its the template on which you'll create your design. Here's how to do it.

Bottling or Home Canning – Preparation Fruit and Vegetables

Methods for preparing the most popular fruits and vegetables for bottling and canning including preparing syrup and brine From food writer Val Harrison

6 Maps for the Permaculture Farm Design

By drawing these six maps, you can create a permaculture farm design that maximizes your efforts for a low-maintenance homestead.

This Graphic Shows the Best Air-Cleaning Plants, According to NASA

Houseplants are awesome indoor air cleaners, but some of them are more effective than others at filtering out pollutants and toxic chemicals in the air. This infographic highlights the best air-filtering plants, according to a NASA study.

Permaculture Decision Making Matrix

The four parts to the Permaculture Decision Making Matrix are discussed: Topography, Sectors, Zones, and Principles. Oregon State University Free Permaculture Course (http://open.oregonstate.edu/courses/permaculture/)

Permaculture magazine

How to create a composting toilet system with a flush toilet, a worm-composting bin and a filter bed. Nothing is wasted and the garden is given nutrient dense organic matter.

Permaculture Design by Sectors

Sectors are a key design tool in the permaculture system. This is a brief overview of how to respond to sector forces with design. This is part of Oregon State University's Permaculture Design Certificate Course. OSU's Permaculture Design Certificate Course: https://pace.oregonstate.edu/catalog/permaculture-design-certificate-online OSU's Advanced Permaculture Design Course: https://pace.oregonstate.edu/catalog/advanced-permaculture-design-climate-resilience OSU's free Intro to Permaculture Course: https://open.oregonstate.edu/courses/permaculture/

Systems Thinking Resources

See our Systems Thinking Resources below! Concepts and Frameworks The Five Learning Disciplines Developed by renowned systems thinker Peter Senge, these five disciplines each enhance the ability of a person or organization to use learning effectively. Leveraged together, they contribute heavily to the success of learning organizations, defined by Senge as, “…organizations where people continually […]

Permaculture Zones

A permaculture site is divided into zones. Understanding the five zones allows for a design that considers the most effective placement of components and how they relate to each other. Each zone has a different requirement for maintenance and function. Zones 1 and 2, or areas needing the most attention, are placed closer to the home and heavy traffic areas while zones 3, 4, and 5 radiate out from heavy traffic areas as upkeep needs become less intensive. Oregon State University Free Permaculture Course (http://open.oregonstate.edu/courses/permaculture/)