Food for thought, security and sovereignty

This is a longer version of the article David Holmgren contributed to the inaugural issue of the Pip magazine. Food insecurity also shows up in affluent countries in many surprising ways.  In Australia declining backyard food production since the 1960s and the loss of community, reduced the opportunities for barter and social insurance from non-monetary […]

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Permaculture aid update

We reported late last year on permaculture activists in Asia and Australia aiding community recovery and rebuilding after the super typhoon Yoland devastated the Philippines(here and here). This update report is from one group of activists working in the Philippines. With your generous donation, we were able to send two teams of volunteers to Barangay […]

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Food Security and Sovereignty

 “It’s been ten years since Australia had its own permaculture magazine and since then we have had to rely on overseas publications to learn about permaculture and hear what other like-minded people are doing ” laments the founding editor of a new permaculture magazine, called Pip magazine. Nothing wrong with permaculture periodicals overseas, but when […]

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Extra tours on May 3

Due to the public demand, one extra tour date is added. We offer Melliodra tours, both solar house tour in the morning and farm garden tour in the afternoon on Saturday May 3. Please go to the online shop to make your booking. This will be the last tour until September. As the air cools […]

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Pip ahoy

Australia is to have a Permaculture periodical in the form of PIP Magazine. The new magazine on permaculture and sustainable living features informative articles on various aspects of permaculture as well as profiles on people, projects, gardens, farms, houses and businesses. It is full of practical ideas, recipes, reviews, a directory containing permaculture related businesses, […]

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Yoga and Permaculture mix well

The Rocklyn PDC was an amazing experience, I don’t know what I would like to commend the most, the quality of the presenters, the venue (and the yoga!) or the fantastic coverage of cutting edge perspectives on sustainability, on the state of the world and most importantly what we can do about it. says Robin […]

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Formidable Veg to hit the northern hemisphere

People in the UK and Europe, be prepared, as the prodigal sons of permaculture, Charlie Mgee and Mal Webb embark on another festival and concert tour during your northern summer. You know they globe trotted across both hemispheres at every festival from Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party and Latitude to Shambhala (Canada), Symbiosis (USA) and Woodford […]

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Experience permaculture life

Our PDC course began the other day with keen participants and is now in full swing, in the serene atmosphere of the Rocklyn Ashram. Reports on the course will happen later. But for now we would like to take this opportunity to let you know that there are many other courses on offer for those people […]

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Permaculture magazine

We have long been warned that with the advent of “smart” phones, tablets, Ipads, etc. the days of printed magazines and books are numbered. It is true, there is so much information available online these days. We may be truly heading for a “paper-less” society, but when we flick the pages of a well produced magazine or […]

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More great books in stock

We love good books at Melliodora, and through our online shop, we would love to share some of the good books we find. You know, we choose what we distribute from our online shop carefully, share what we like and what we think deserves to be distributed. In other words, the items for sale you see […]

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The evil seeds

We recently received the latest issue of the Permaculture Activist magazine, published by Peter Bane and his team. It is another excellent issue, dedicating the whole magazine to Seeds. As the editorial by John Wages summed up, “the question of heirlooms and hybrids is largely a question of democracy and local control…Without the ability to […]

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