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…

Combing a Site

(Building Off grid- Part 1: Cleaning the Site) One year ago, I embarked on a grand project. For the longest possible time I had wanted to really build an off-grid house. It had always been an impulsive idea in my mind, but the more the thought crosses my mind the…

Synergy Matter

What happens when things fall into place, when materials, tools and people suddenly generate a synergy beyond compare? Magic happens and the unexpected of energies and conflict thereof evaporate in an utterly interesting balance of forces. Recently, our team started a development project in Divilacan, Isabela under the Sustainable Technologies…

Making Connections

I was asked to write a small text about how I comprehend permaculture. In that perspective, I will not try to give a definition of what permaculture is. It is commonly understood that permaculture has as many definitions as there are practitioners.¬† Alongside the basic principles which give us the…

Permaculture Counts on Politics, Literally!

  Video by SciShow While driving one day, I had strayed into a slum in Brgy Holy Spirit and got myself into a miserable trip. It was a confluence of notably long streets, an eyesore composing of squalid boxes made up of discards and debris, depressingly considered as home for…

Permaculture Designs are Simple, yet Crafted with Great Sense of Detail and Passion

Permaculture becomes really interesting if we become minimalistic about it. It is similar to the artist drawing the perfect line or a designer having invented something so simple yet practical. It is hitting a jackpot, and everything feels so perfect. One of my own favorites would be to put a…

Permaculture Designs are Small-scale

Small is always beautiful. We fully understand this statement yet we use and abuse it all the time. What does it really mean, how will we know when something is small? What is the concept of beauty going to be since it will be subjective? One time while working with…

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Videos

Do you want to make a short film of your permaculture project? Share it on YouTube and pass your wisdom to the world. We will assist you in bringing out the best of your efforts and put your site on the world map. We enjoy crafting films on ecological enterprises…

House and Garden of Django Valmores

A forestry major and his helpers create nature-based livelihood in an 800-square-meter space occupied by a house blended in a secret garden. Learn how they conduct their mode of production crafting handmade wallets, helmets, wallets, shoes and bags.

Bert Peeters’ Urban Ecological House

This film explores an urban eco-house that is being presently built in Marikina. Watch how main designer Bert Peeters, an architect, and some craftsmen aim to integrate an off-grid system with the urban setting through a 250-square-meter subdivision lot in the city. Featured image by Cholita Dantes