OPEN SOURCE PERMACULTURE
We believe that sustainability is for everyone. That's why we're creating Open Source Permaculture, a free online resource for anyone who wants to create a more sustainable world. Imagine having all the resources you need at your fingertips to enhance the sustainability of your home or land. Anyone (including you!) could learn how to grow an incredibly productive backyard permaculture garden, just like this one:
Permaculture is a visionary design methodology for creating sustainable, and thriving livelihoods, from ecological farms to urban landscapes. Open Source Permaculture can heal broken communities with no money, and transform our cities into thriving ecological landscapes.
Permaculture is a promising path to creating sustainable communities, founded on a system of ethics emphasizing the importance of shared values among people. The ethics embrace care for the Earth, care for the people, and sharing the excess. The gardening techniques draw from several other disciplines including natural and organic farming, agro-forestry, sustainable development, and applied ecology.
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What will this comprehensive resource contain? This project will fund the creation of an Urban Permaculture Guide eBook and the Open Source Permaculture Q&A Website + Wiki:
This will be the first freely available, comprehensive ebook teaching the use of permaculture in urban spaces! You will find easy to understand DIY tips that can be applied in your flat, tiny backyard, rooftop or community garden, including topics like:
This FREE eBook will also include interviews with founders of successful Urban Permaculture projects and a comprehensive list of FREE online educational resources.
The eBook will be released under a CC BY-SA license.
With the website and wiki, you will have access to an expansive database of trusted resources and permaculture experts at your fingertips, to help resolve all of your gardening and landscaping problems. The Open Source Permaculture Website and Wiki will be cultivated by a community of experienced permaculture practitioners, allowing for a deeper understanding of permaculture and sustainability to everyone. It doesn't matter if you're just growing a tiny container garden or if you're running a full-fledge urban farm business. Whatever your project is, Open Source Permaculture aims to provide a real, working solution.
Open Source Permaculture intends to become the most comprehensive multimedia resource of free, quality materials for Permaculture education. It would empower people all over the world to easily learn sustainability skills on their own, opening the world to a whole new way of learning online. Future projects include a free online video archive of original Permaculture lectures, short DIY videos and entire Permaculture Design Courses.
Sophia Novack is a documentary film student passionate about creating a more sustainable world. She is a passionate permaculture geek and environmental activist. She is the force behind Permaculture Media Blog and Permaculture Directory, the largest and FREE online directory of Permaculture educational resources and course listings around the world.
For almost two years Permaculture Media Blog and Permaculture Directory have brought together high-quality, sustainable-living and educational media for the worldwide eco-community. These projects inspire thousands of people every day and have helped many people to start their own homesteading projects.