Highway to Hell

Exactly 40 years ago, the rock band AC/DC released a song with the same title. Nothing special per se, but it has a beat that is easily remembered. It seems that the Philippines was taken by this song, its lyrics and mainly the guitar riff, quite seriously. Here we are…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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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