Free resources for permaculture living and Homeschooling during these challenging times

During this planetary self-isolation or social distancing moment, we have been organising our resources for you! The resources are a compilation of our 30 years of permaculture experience. Our team has experience working in Brazil, Argentina, Portugal, USA, Haiti, China and Australia and with people from all around the world. Our team is dedicated to demonstrating that a greener world is possible and these resources reflect our vision. We would like to share them with you and better still, there’s more to come.

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Care for the earth

During this moment of planetary confusion, many people have come to the same conclusion, Nature is sending us a message, a warning, it’s time for CHANGE.

We cannot keep using this blue planet as a dump for our trash, we can’t keep throwing plastic into the oceans, we can’t keep consuming forests to find metals, we can’t…

…the list could go on and on. Yet the wind of change is on the horizon. Mother Nature is shaking us up, reminding us that we too are a fragile species.  Watch this short video to understand the power of nature “Some call me Nature, some call me Mother Nature.”

So, the first ethic of permaculture makes sense, care for the earth and all its wonderful diversity.

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not. The Lorax

Care for people and Fair Share

If we care for the planet this should make the second and third ethic of permaculture a little easier, well in theory anyway. Clean water, healthy and diverse bioregions for people to live in, nutritious food to share with our species and other species. Of course, this sounds easier said than done. During this Covid-19 crisis, we are seeing people fighting over toilet paper, hoarding pasta and canned food. Understandably people are frightened of the unknown. Adding permaculture to your tool box might be what you are needing to feel more resilient to unknown changes that keep popping up, whether it be bushfires, Covid-19 or future challenges. Time to take it personally!

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. Rumi

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Children in Brazil at Ecocentro IPEC discussing what they love about the planet.

In the kitchen

Low cost and tasty recipes to make while you are in practising social distancing.

How to make natural ketchup for waste free living – fastest ketchup ever!

How to make the easiest gluten free cheese bread (Brazilian style)– a home favourite and gluten free.

Pickled Nasturtium Pods Anyone?– easy to make and great taste.

Gut-Healing | Immune Boosting Vegetable Broth Recipe – exactly what you may need.

Thyme To Drink Tea | Child Friendly Cough Remedies– easy to make with a few ingredients.

To eat or not to eat fermented foods? – always eat them!

20 Flowers You Can Eat – put them in salads and soups.

Aphrodisiac Foods in Every Day Lifeedible flowers

Natural medicines

These resources are to keep you healthy. Enjoy experimenting with some of the natural medicines. Yet, you are responsible for your own health. As with conventional medicine, herbal medicine is vast and complex, and must be used responsibly. The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment.

How to Make Hand Sanitiser Gel  – easy to make for the tough times ahead.

How to make aloe vera gel– even easier to make. Just need a healthy plant and a few intensely.

Make Your Own Comfrey Tincture – a handy tincture to have on hand.

DIY Natural Beauty Recipes with Kitchen Ingredients – fun experiments to make with kitchen ingredients.

Make Your Own Study Mist– great for those who need to study at home.

Expresso Facial– cleansing and refreshing.

Practical Hints to Overcome Anxiety

Wellness tips to help with forgetfulness

Proven tips for a good night’s sleep

Creating Sacred Space – making a space to relax in.Eucalyptus / gum tree leaves

Ethics and Principles

Ethics and principles are the backbone to your permaculture experience.

Could you be the solution to saving the planet – 43% of the food wasted on the planet is from our homes. Read on.

Nikolai Vavilov – Hero of Seeds – seeds and more seeds.

Want to get more for less? Design with Principles

Our inspiration in Brazil – Ecocentro IPEC

Know The Power of Your Purse – buy organic!

Are you addicted to fast fashion?– the statistics may change your mind.Organic produce

Garden resources

Many ideas for creating or retrofitting existing home gardens.

10 Easy to Grow Vegetables – for a fast garden.

How to make a herb spiral– easy garden to support your herbs

5 steps for healthy plants

Create an edible balcony with a container garden

Turning a Lawn into a Lunch – time to dig up the lawn.

Vertical growing ideas for small gardens

How to make a Keyhole Garden

How to make a Mandala Garden

Creating a Zone 5 in your Permaculture Design – wildlife protection.

Adding a water element to your garden – bringing life to your garden with water.

Garden Everything, Everything Gardens – examples on things to garden.

How to make a perfumed night garden – planting flowers that open at night

Vertical Pallet Gardens – for small gardens.

Gardening With The Moon – natural cycles.

How to make a labyrinth garden– suitable for large areas.herb garden

Practical soil resources

We make soil!

How to compost for waste free living

How to make a really cheap worm farm

What can I do with my excess kombucha and kefir? – recycling at its best.

How to grow duckweed for your urban pond – mini fertiliser tank.

Funky Fridge? Make A Natural Fertiliser

We make soil! The art of composting in a toilet – from the Ecocentro in Brazil.worms

Homeschooling resources

Fun and practical ideas on how to keep the kids busy, especially if you are experiencing social distancing. Activities are low cost and super fun!

Can children create a permaculture design?

Create an Environmental Ethic with Gardening

How to make beeswax wraps

How to make mosaic stepping stones

How to make a insect hotel for your garden

Fun gardens to make with kids

Urban Potatoes Rock!

Kids gardening – How to artcycle old pots

Worms Worms and More Worms

How to make concrete teddy bears

Have Fun With Vitamins – Kids Gardening

9 Ways to Teach Children to Love Nature

7 Essential Items for Waste Free Living

9 reasons to go organic – Conscious Green Mama

Making Eco bricks

The 10 R’s of Sustainable Living

How to make a Butterfly Garden

Pros and Cons of Being a Child Traveller

How to Talk about Santa to Green Kidshomeschooling

Inside the home

How to Reduce Pet Waste – make your own dog food.

How to Clean Your Jewellery Naturally – super handy.

Change Your Feelings with Colour

What to do with your soft plastics? – solutions for the house.

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