The wisdom of our Elders?

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Music: Excerpt from Way to the Roots by Haytham Safia Quartet
Photo credits,
Thanks to Miguel Jaramillo for all the great desert photos.
Extreme tree: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pedronet/3975329408/sizes/l/in/photostream/
Cat: http://www.scenicreflections.com/download/282058/running_cat_Wallpaper/ (watch out, loads of popups etc…)

Design Course Video now on Youtube

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The Permaculture Design Certificate Course was held in Spring 2010 at Ait Attab in Morocco. As far as we know it was the first PDC Course to be done in Morocco.

We’re holding an introductory course in French in October just outside Marrakech, and there will be an inaugural meeting at the same time to set up a network or org for Permaculture in Morocco.

For more on that see http://marocpc.ning.com/

Permaculture Master Plan: Planting up the Global Garden

“The Permaculture Master Plan – Permaculture Centres Worldwide” is different not just in its broadness of vision and scope, but also, and I believe more crucially, in how it is being implemented. The PRI is making no demands on us as a local organization, they are not trying to take over or control us in any way. This is a common phenomenon among the relatively big organizations; they get bigger by assimilating smaller projects they are supposedly helping out. Everything they do has an underlying urge to make the organization bigger, and aims and intentions become subservient to that imperative. In this way most big organizations, while they may have started out with the best of intentions, end up mirroring the ways of the system that caused the problems in the first place.
More on the Permaculture Research Insttute website.

Permaculture Design Course in Morocco

Berber Farm in ait AttabWe are proud to announce a Permaculture Design Certificate course in Ait Attab, in the beautiful Atlas Mountains of Morocco, where our project is. Taking this course in Morocco will subsidize the training of local people, helping to establish permaculture systems to restore this delicate environment. It will run from 17 to 30 April 2010. Continue reading “Permaculture Design Course in Morocco”