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Permaculture design brings our lives back into participation with the Earth.
Permaculturists and other environmentalists warn of global
destruction unless
we learn to live with the Earth rather than continuing to prey upon her.
Permaculture trusts that the Earth shows us solutions to halt the destruction of the biosphere
while sustaining ourselves in wholesome and fulfilling ways.

Jan 31 - Feb 2 2014 Florida Workshop:  Dan Hemenway presents a weekend permaculture workshop in Florida. 

New May 18, 2013:  Pamphlet 4 of the free public domain Permaculture pamphlets, translated into Spanish. Permacultura en Islas Bajas.

New April 10, 2013:  Barking Frogs Permaculture Hat Now Available!
New March 6, 2013:  2013 Annual Letter

The Elfin Permaculture 17th annual Permaculture Design Course Online begins March 23, 2014.
The six-month course involves weekly readings, at least four student reports, and discussions of current topics online.
For complete information, please download our Course Preregistration Package from
  This will be the last formal cycle of the Online PDC.
LAND FOR SALE  Dan and Cynthia Hemenway have some land for sale in Massachusetts that would be suitable
for a permaculture project.
Map of the Land.

New July 2012:  Patiofarming in the Tropics and Subtropics -- 2nd Edition Now Available.  Yankee Permaculture recently completed editing the 2nd Edition of Dr. Franklin Martin’s Patiofarming in the Tropics and Subtropics. In this publication, Dr. Martin presents his approach to family food production around the home, specifically in warm climates. New in the 2nd Edition: For the first time, we offer this publication in a digital form on CD. The 2nd edition includes dozens of notes and sidebars by permaculturist Dan Hemenway, greatly expanding the value of Martin’s excellent work.

A Response to HortIdeas editors.  The publication HortIdeas recently carried an article that was somewhat critical
of the permaculture movement. This is Dan Hemenway's response. March 2012

What is Permaculture? Article by Dan Hemenway
Online Permaculture Design Course, the 15th
cycle started January 22nd, 2012! Check out the $250 monitor special,
which gets you a copy of the course CD with the weekly course documents and presentations plus the right to read/listen in
on the course student discussion, and participate (posting and reading) in the study groups. You can access the material for this
cycle that you have missed thus far via the course archive.

The International Permaculture Solutions Journal, Vol. 2, now available. The theme is “patterning for permaculture design.”

New December 2011: Pamphlet 3 of the free public domain Permaculture pamphlets, translated into Spanish -- Permacultura En Zonas Áridas.
Pamphlet 1 is available in Panfleto 1.  
These are based on transcriptions of a PDC given by Bill Mollison in the early 1980s. They are linked on
Publications page.  Portuguese translation by Cássio P. Octaviani. Spanish translation by Antonio Scotti.

English version: Free Public Domain Permaculture Pamphlets  

Plants for Use in Permaculture in the Tropics2nd Edition

This edition adds some photographs, tables reformatted for easier use, an enlarged and updated Index (nearly 500 entries),
and a revised and updated Appendix of contact organizations.

The sixty-four-page publication features Dr. Franklin Martin’s original 27 tables evaluating the multiple uses of plants in various categories,
and his 64 profiles of individual plant species. Yankee Permaculture has added appendices of organizations and suppliers and the index.

The new CD-only edition costs $25. Postage, handling, and related fees are extra: see the Yankee Permaculture Order Form for details. 2nd edition cover and table of contents 

Living Lovingly on the Earth, an article by Dan Hemenway giving an overview of the design process of permaculture.

News from Dan and Cynthia Hemenway and Barking Frogs Permaculture.

This link has a description of the property. | Pictures of the Williamsburg, Massachusetts land for sale!

Kudzu Utilization Project, a report on the application of permaculture principles to kudzu, and its potential for economic and agricultural beneficial uses.

Permaculture Information Net - The Permaculture Information Net is a new feature of this web site intended to encourage visitors to contribute to the
information available to the permaculture community. We are not soliciting opinions. Rather, we are encouraging people to share documented facts.

You may also share your perplexities. You are invited to submit them to us for consideration for posting on this site. These should be questions not readily
answerable by commonly available publications, related to permaculture design, and of general application. For example, do not submit a question such as
How do I figure the right amount of ventilation for a solar greenhouse. The answer is more or less common knowledge.

Contributors who submit documented facts will receive a copy of all the replies that we regard as useful. If we resolve a question, the material will also be used
in an article in our journal and/or as supplemental data on our web page. We will post relevant replies on this site, as well, with credit. I reserve the right to edit them.
At some point, we will expand the acceptable topics to design strategies as well as facts. For Mother Earth, Dan Hemenway

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