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 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?…

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…