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“Changing gears” launch

Hop on your bike and head on over to Daylesford’s Paradise Books on Friday Oct 4 for the book launch of Changing Gears: A Pedal-Powered Detour from the Rat Race.   David Holmgren, as featured in the book, and as a genuine ‘local’, will say a few words to give the book a push start and get the wheels rolling.                   

Looking for inspiration about how to simplify their lives, Greg Foyster and Sophie Chishkovsky cycle from Melbourne to Far North Queensland (via Tasmania, naturally). Preposterously underprepared, they are propelled by the many inspiring and eccentric characters they meet – from a forest activist living up a tree to an 18th-century woodsman and a monk walking barefoot through Queensland. Featuring eye-opening encounters with DIY downshifters and leading figures in sustainability, Changing Gears is a jaunty adventure that explores an important question for the future: can we be happier with less?

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Pioneers on eBook

Melliodora Publishing is proud to announce the launch of the eBook edition of ‘Permaculture Pioneers’. The personal stories of 26 very different permaculturists give you an insight into the people side of permaculture, what makes them and the movement tick. In this new form you can use your favourite electronic gadget to read about the joys and pains experienced over the years as permaculture developed into the worldwide movement it is today. The eBook is available in both .ePub and .pdf format which can be read on just about all of the various mobile devices.

Permaculture Pioneers - Using the search function on .ePub version as viewed on an iPad

Using the search function make it easy to find what your looking for.

People who are interested in the history and evolution of permaculture will no doubt enjoy the added features this edition offers. The black and white photos of the original printed book come alive with colour.

You’ll love being able to quickly click around the book to selected pages, information and authors. The linked contents page takes you to the chapter of your choosing. Being able to link straight to websites from the reference section (if you’re connected) means that you can follow an idea as far as you like, and not lose your place in the book.

Probably the most useful function of the electronic format is that the content is searchable, giving you the ability to easily find exactly what you are looking for.

The ePub format is best suited to mobile devices, as the text and images are dynamic – just like a website. The book can be read on tablets or most modern ‘smart’ phones using an App on your device.

Permaculture Pioneers: stories from the new frontier - BookYou may find that you would prefer the layout of the original book, using the PDF format with it’s quirky fonts, which also includes links when used with Acrobat Reader.

Our FAQ page can answer just about all your questions about downloads and if you purchase the eBook through us and you will receive both the .ePub and .PDF formats at no extra cost.

Have a permaculture year with the calendar

2014 Permaculture Calendar - AugustHave you started planning for 2014 already? Not yet? Then the all new Permaculture calendar for 2014 might help. It serves many functions, as the permaculture principles say. Each month an inspirational photo cheerfully looks out to remind us of the wonderful permaculture projects that are already afoot in Australia and the world.

The moon planting guide has all you need to give your plants the extra advantage of being in sync with the cosmos. Four action icons have been developed which correlate with the phases of the moon. An icon appears as a daily reminder to indicate good times for certain garden actions making it all much simpler than looking up charts.

The monthly highlighting of just one permaculture principle helps give the month a focus for design thinking and deepens understanding, and memory, of the principles. An example is principle 10 in October ‘Use Small and Slow Solutions’, demonstrated by the calendar’s cover photo, it reminds us that even the smallest achievement is good, when the next generation urgently needs our nurturing as well.

All the messages are enticingly encouraging.

The calendar makes a perfect gift, be that may birthdays, christmas and everything. The all new permaculture calendar 2014 is available from our online shop. For the festive season’s only, we offer a combo dea of the Permaculture Calendar and  Permaculture: A Rhymer’s Manual. You will get 20% off the purchase price. Get the coupon on the right hand side bar.

 

 

 

 

 

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Teaching Kit upgrade includes “A rhymer’s manual”

fvssSince Permaculture: A Rhymer’s Manual was released earlier this year, lots of people have commented this is an ideal tool to teach Permaculture principles. Like the cards and magnets in our popular Teaching Kit, Charlie Mgee’s blend of clever and serious lyrics accompanied by catchy Ukelele music, is the perfect way to reinforce learning of the principles. Permaculture: A Rhymer’s Manual  is an ideal addition to our teaching tool box like the icons, proverbs, fridge magnets and other materials. The power of music helps Permaculture principles stick in the mind.
So much so, we have decided to integrate the musical CD in our new batch of the Teacher’s Kit. A new eco synthesis in true permaculture fashion. The new kit with the Formidable Vegetable Sound System album Permaculture: A Rhymer’s Manual sells for $100. Check it out here.
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Melliodora videocast: a Permaculture classic by J. Russell Smith

tumblr_lpxhdn3tkW1qee2jbIn its first instalment for the regular Permaculture Classics videocast series from Melliodora, David Holmgren talks about  J.Russell Smith’s Tree Crops: a permanent agriculture.

You may not have realised, but this 1929 classic book was a major influence on the development of the Permaculture concept in the 1970’s. It is a very hard to find a copy of this book, but  it is worth your effort. Or there are a number of websites from which you can download the entire book.


Brought to you from the MelliodoraHepburn ‘Tube channel.

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In Spanish

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

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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 Pioneers: Stories from the New Frontier

The latest publication from Melliodora Publishing

Permaculture Pioneers Cover
Permaculture Pioneers: Stories from the New Frontier, edited by Caroline Smith and Kerry Dawborn, with an afterword by Professor Stuart B Hill, is a collection of stories about personal journeys into permaculture of some of our most important Australian pioneers. This book explores social and inner change for sustainability and charts a history of the first three decades of permaculture.

We are receiving fantastic feedback about the book and launches around the country have been a great success. All who have attended have enjoyed celebrating the launch of the book and hearing the words of editors Kerry Dawborn and Caroline Smith and many of the authors.

Read a review by Kirsten Bradley of Milkwood here.

Permaculture PioneersContributing authors:
David Holmgren * Terry White * Robyn Francis * Max Lindegger * Vries Gravestein * Jeff Nugent * Geoff Lawton * Russ Grayson * Fiona Campbell * Annemarie Brookman * Graham Brookman * Rosemary Morrow * Martha Hills * Janet Millington * Robin Clayfield * Alanna Moore * Naomi Coleman * Virginia Solomon * Ross Mars * Jill Finnane * Ian Lillington * Jane Scott * Josh Byrne * Tony Jansen * Morag Gamble

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