What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is mainly the art of designing human habitation and gardens according to the way nature designs or creates systems. It is a design system that cultivates the harmonious integration between people and the environment as a means of providing our basic needs such as food, shelter, transportation, and infrastructure….

About Us

Permaculture rooted occasionally in the Philippines as visiting Australian designers shared their thoughts with selective communities and individuals. Some Filipinos were able to get training abroad and started their own projects. Permaculture didn’t take root immediately. It slowly gained ground. Thereafter, organizations followed, such as the Center for Ecozoic Living…

General Articles

Common sense starts here.  A lot has been written about permaculture in the garden, what to plant, where to plant it and what to expect. Other available information deals with the ingredients we need and make in order to increase the output of our permaculture garden systems. Most of the…

Permaculture and Design

Permaculture is an integrated approach to designing healthy, productive and environment friendly spaces. The goal of it is to care first of all for the people and their close surroundings. Everybody matters, we should care for individuals, groups and entire communities so they have the best living standards. This is…

The Moment We Lost the Gift of Sharing

We are clamoring for values education, and we continue to talk in romantic terms of our social fabric. But how much of this are we really practicing? How much of this are we expressing in our daily actions? The permaculture mind is a mind that will share unconditionally. It is…

Higher Opportunities for Permaculture Program in Isabela, Philippines

About seven years ago, in cooperation with the province of Isabela and Antwerp in Belgium, Cabiokid Foundation managed the Sustainable Technologies and Entrepreneurial Permaculture program (STEP). After six years, the program moved into a higher gear and became Higher Opportunities for Permaculture (HOP) program. From STEP to HOP, the reason…

The Importance of Permaculture Farming

I like the fact that around 100 years ago—not such a long time back in history—we were all organic farmers and we had a good understanding of the life’s major skills. There was no system to aid us, while books on the subject matters were rare and scarce.  So where…

The un-permaculture darkness of being

Permaculture is life, is designing, is creating and building with living things. Our health is determined by the amount of light we let pass through or inside a system. Darkness is often seen as the opposite of good health. It is the absence of life, yet the presence of sickness….

Protected Land and Seascapes

In the Philippines there are laws governing the protection of areas of utmost natural beauty or which deserve our conservation. The DENR has come up with rules that will govern such places and keep them safe from human greed. How would you start looking as a permaculturist at natural areas?…

Preparing for Complexity

Preparing for complexity could be easier than you think. Sometimes it is a process of giving in to it more than wanting to understand and getting frustrated in the process of doing so. Remember how easy it was giving in to complexity were when you were young. Generally, at an…