24/03/2012 - 09:00
07/04/2012 - 18:00
An Exploration of the Head, Heart & Hands of Local Resilience
March 24 - April 7
This two-week, hands-on training brings together sustainability designers, teachers and practitioners with enthusiasts who want to learn how to implement projects that integrate and localize solutions to meet basic human needs of healthy water, food and shelter.
Through hands-on projects, demonstrations and presentations, classes and discussions, participants will have a chance to wrap their heads, hearts and hands around:
Design for Resilient Human Settlements
This is the second story from the learning process in Millenrama. You can read the first here.
The week 5-9th of May 2010 team El Manzano was hosted in Millenrama, Mantagua, 5th region to run an Applied Permaculture Design course.
The Most Basic of Needs (Español)
We understand that a growing problem in disaster affected areas of Chile is access to clean drinking water. With the destruction of municipal water systems and widespread existing contamination of water resource in Chile, this is a fundamental priority for the disaster response, and the long term recovery. Here in El Manzano we have been asked to explore possibilties for; (a) water filters, (b) rainwater catchment, (c) pumps, and (d) storage tanks that can be applied in the emergency housing of Un Techo para Chile and friends (see photo) in the soon to be new Campamientos of Chile.
An interview with Masanobu Fukuoka, by Robert and Diane Gilman
One of the articles in Sustainable Habitat (IC#14)
Masanobu Fukuoka is another of the major pioneers of sustainable agriculture who came to the 2nd International Permaculture Conference. We spoke with him a few days before the conference while he was visiting the Abundant Life Seed Foundation in Port Townsend, Washington.
Here you can find an extensive list of publications on agricultural practice including this classic from Yeomans.
Percival Alfred Yeomans (P.A.) was born in Harden N.S.W. in 1905,
eldest son of a family of four. In 1928 he married Rita Irene May Barnes, also of
Harden. They had three children; Neville born in 1928, Allan in 1931 and Ken in 1947.
Rita Yeomans died 1964 and the two original Keyline properties at North Richmond
N.S.W. were sold to pay death duties.
P. A. Yeomans married Jane Radek in 1966 and they had two daughters, Julie and Wendy. Following this marriage he undertook the design and construction of a different concept in cultivation equipment. He solved the need for better equipment than the chisel plow to deeply loosen soil without bringing up the subsoil. This equipment was the first rigid shanked vibrating sub-soil cultivating ripper for use with farm tractors. It is many times more efficient than a chisel plow, and is able to loosen more soil to a greater depth using less tractor power.
The Prince Philip Design Award officially recognised the breakthrough success of this equipment in 1974 when P. A. Yeomans Pty Ltd received this coveted award for the Bunyip Slipper Imp with Shakaerator.
Manufacture of the Bunyip Slipper Imp eventually passed from P. A. Yeomans
Pty Ltd to the Yeomans Plow Company, which is now based at Molendinar in South-east
Queensland. This company is owned and directed by Allan J. Yeomans the second son
of P. A. Yeomans. The equipment has undergone further developed including some landmark
design breakthroughs and has been renamed the Yeomans Keyline Plow.
25/10/2008 - 09:00
26/10/2008 - 18:00
DETAILSA weekend of simple theory and hands on practical for creating healthy soils and catching, storing, using and cleaning water. You will have the opportunity to develop and extend your understanding of soil and water issues and options for any site within an ecological design perspective. Students will have the opportunity to work with experienced Agronomists and Permaculture Designers.
When: Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th October
Where: El Manzano, Biobio Click here for Map
Facilitator: Jorge Carrión - Agronomo, Grifen Hope - Diseñador and the team in El Manzano.
Course Cost: $40,000–$88,000.