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From radiation ravaged Fukushima to permaculture future

Still from the TBS news article

Last month a dozen students from Minamisoma city, from radiation ravaged Fukushima prefecture, visited the Hepburn district. They inspected Hepburn Wind’s locally owned wind farm before coming to tour Melliodora. We hope they have learned an alternative pathway to the nuclear powered life.

The story of their visit to Australia went to air through a Japan’s national TV network, TBS on April 9, and can be viewed from this link (obviously it is in Japanese).

Letter of thanks from Fukushima visitors

Letter of thanks from Fukushima visitors

Following you can see from the letter of thanks from the organisers of the visit, the kids had some inspirational time, away from radiation contamination. No doubt we will stay in touch with the project.

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Visitors to Melliodora

1303-melliodora-02Recently we had Nick Ritar from Milkwood near Mudgee visiting Melliodora along with Dave and Emily Jacke from the US.

We had a fabulous time having them here, and judging from what Nick has to say, the feeling is mutual.

For people around Sydney, Nick is organising a two day advanced principles course with David Holmgren in July in Sydney.

More details can be found here.

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Su Dennett inducted to the Honour Roll

Su receiving her award

Su Dennett, David Holmgren’s partner in permaculture development and the backbone of the HD, was inducted to the Hepburn Shire’s Women’s Honour Roll.

Su was recognised as a role model for women choosing a home and community based lifestyle as an empowering and effective way to contribute to a better world.

You can read her induction speech written and delivered by Dr Anne Gleeson on this year’s International Women’s Day ceremony.

Su Dennett and friends

Onya Su, we are so privilaged to be sharing life with you.

Two women inducted to Hepburn Shire honour roll (the local Advocate newspaper article).

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In Spanish

Permacultura, Principios y senderos mas allá de la sustentabilidad de David Holmgren
 libro recientemente editado en castellaellano.

Spanish

Spanish

Este es el libro tan esperado por los permacultores de habla hispana, seguidores de los pasos de David Holmgren, co-creador de la Permacultura.  En este nuevo libro Holmgren hace un propio rediseño de sus ideas iniciales, permitiendo que la permacultura a una nueva etapa de mayor alcance en las propuestas para el cambio. La union de su amplio análisis de la situación global, con su dedicación por años en el trabajo de campo, ha generado estos 12 principios de diseño de permacultura que ofrecen propuestas claras para diseñar sociedades que puedan adaptarse a los desafíos presentes.

Sus páginas se convierten en un material clave para todos aquellos que quieran aplicar la permacultura.

http://www.kaicron.com.ar/paginas/ecologia/permacultura.htm

Distibuye Instituto Argentino de permacultura
http://www.gaia.org.ar/  •   gaia@gaia.org.ar  •  ecovillagaia@gmail.com

Consultar por distribución directa en España y México y otros países!

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Read it in Japanese

The  Japanese language edition of David Holmgren’s seminal tome, Permaculture: Principles & Pathways Beyond Sustainability, translated by Rick Tanaka, is now available, in two volumes.

パーマカルチャーの開祖、デビッド・ホルムグレンの古典『パーマカルチャー:農的暮らしを実現するための12の原理』がコモンズより出版されました。
お求めは下記のリンクからお願いします。

Also available in Japanese is David’s Future Scenarios.

また『未来のシナリオ』も邦訳が農山漁村文化協会(農文協)から出版されております。ぜひ、あわせてお求めください。

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http://shop.ruralnet.or.jp/b_no=01_54010272/

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Permaculture Music!

Learn through music… The Permie Song

A song about permaculture, with a video including scenes from the film Anima Mundi.

Permaculture Principles song

We also came across this rather nice rendition of the Permaculture principles.

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The Power of Trees

David Holmgren has been awarded Il Monito del Giardino (The Warning from the Garden) by the Fondazione Parchi Monumentali Bardini e Peyron (Bardini and Peyron Monumental Parks Foundation) of Florence, Italy.

This honour is bestowed upon those who have distinguished themselves at an international level in the safeguard of the earth’s environmental balance and the creation of a culture of ecological consciousness.

The theme of the presentations this year was The Power of Trees and David’s can be seen below. Our congratulations are extended to the other recipients, especially Jane Goodall, whose presentations can be seen on here.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkTZA73Y5Yw?rel=0]

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