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Permaculture Tip of the Day – How Many Bananas Can Fit in a Banana Circle?

Sorry about the low volume, external mic was being stubborn that day. Nicholas Burtner is at Haiti Communitere in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and stumbles upon this banana circle / banana clump with an obscene about of bananas for such a small space. Make sure to check out our other video explaining in detail what a banana[…]


Permaculture Tip of the Day – One Family, Seven Kids, Homesteading & Home Schooling

THIS IS PERMACULTURE! If they can do this, so can you! Nicholas Burtner is near Victoria, BC, Canada and got to visit Many Hands Farm of Curtis and Kim Robinson. They come from the same background just like many of you and turned their lives around for the better – into permaculture. Check this video[…]

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Permaculture Tip of the Day – Mediterranean Dry Land Gray Water System & Plant Selection

Nicholas Burtner gets a tour of Orella Ranch with Loren Luyendyk as he discusses the intricacies of planting a gray water banana circle-ish system in the Mediterranean dry lands. You can contact/hire Loren at: ~We greatly appreciate your shares and likes. If you found something useful, please share. What next? (click below) Take a[…]

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Permaculture Tip of the Day – Replenishing an Aquifer with Swales – A Case Study

Nicholas Burtner is at Casitas Valley Farm getting the scoop from Warren Brush on how a 9 month old swale has had unbelievable aquifer filling ability for a well on the property, even in the midst of a drought! ~We greatly appreciate your shares and likes. If you found something useful, please share. What next?[…]

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Permaculture Tip of the Day – Gravity Fed “Dark” Gray Water System

Gray water is typically any waste water that is used other than the toilet and kitchen sink water. Dark gray water is the same but inclusive with the water that drains from kitchen sink. Nicholas Burtner is in Victoria, BC, Canada with the amazing Ann and Gord Baird on their off grid established homestead showing[…]


Highlights of our Haiti PDC 2015

Trees and their energy transactions taught under the shade of a mango What an honor it was for us to get to deposit a swath of permaculture into the island La Gonave, Haiti. More specifically into the village of La Palma on the island of La Gonave, Haiti. As I sit here and write this[…]

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What Does School of Permaculture Do?

We get asked this all the time, what does School of Permaculture do? We are glad you asked… School of Permaculture, a 501c3 non profit organization, has 4 main components: 1. We are an education facility that teaches permaculture both on-site and here on this website. Make sure to scroll through the many pages of permaculture[…]

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Permaculture Q&A Series – Charging Clients

Recently I received an inquiry about the article I wrote titled: What Should I Charge as a Permaculture Design Consultant? and found our dialog to be potentially very useful to permaculturist in general and decided to share our commentary here. NEW PERMIE: Hi NicholasI’ve just completed my PDC through Geoff Lawton, and am currently working on[…]


Permaculture Tip of the Day – Self Wicking Seed Starter

Nicholas Burtner explains what is seed starter and talks us through how to put together a larger version which is good for all types of permaculture site applications, and especially for the suburban and urban environments. ~We greatly appreciate your shares and likes. If you found something useful, please share. What next? (click below) Take[…]