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Permaculture Tip of the Day – First Flush System Version 3

Nicholas Burtner has started testing out live video and chose to make the first tip from live video while it was raining in the middle of summer to explain version three of the School of Permaculture Suburban Site. Hope you guys enjoy! ~We greatly appreciate your shares and likes. Please share if you found something[…]

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Permaculture Tip of the Day – High End Code Compliant Composting Toilet

Nicholas Burtner visits Guner Tautrim and the two have a bit of a silliness showing off a real high end code compliant composting toilet for those who wish to still have the look and feel of a flush toilet but with code compliance (where applicable) and responsible use. Find more toilets like these at[…]

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Permaculture Tip of the Day – Dehydrating Food with Hot Water

Nicholas Burtner is in Victoria, British Columbia at the Ann and Gord Baird homestead, where it is truly awesome, and Gord shows off a very unique designed feature for dehydrating food using the “wasted” heat from the solar hot water heater. #Awesome Find out more and contact Gord at ~We greatly appreciate your shares[…]

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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?[…]


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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Permaculture Tip of the Day – Swale Crossing Suburban Size

Nicholas Burtner is at, what is believed to be the first apartment complex in the country (USA) that has specifically asked for permaculture and a food forest, woohoo!!!,  and shows us a how to put in a suburban size swale crossing pathway. #TortillaCheeseTortilla ~We greatly appreciate your shares and likes. If you found something useful,[…]

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World Changer Interview Series – Nicholas Burtner Interviews Brad Lancaster

Well known and respected author and pioneer in dry land water harvesting strategies, Brad Lancaster, sits down to an upbeat and revealing interview with Nicholas Burtner where he opens up about his life, permaculture, experience, and of course dry land strategies. Enjoy! What next? (click below) Take a Course Hire a Consultant Hire a Speaker[…]