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The Community-Scale Permaculture Farm

The D Acres Model for Creating and Managing an Ecologically Designed Educational Center

By Josh Trought, 416 pages, Chelsea Green Publishing, $40.

Book Review by George Harvey

The Community-Scale Permaculture Farm is a resource book for anyone who wants to understand or practice permaculture. While it is aimed at practice at the community scale its […]

A Permaculture Harvest

Harvest rewards at D Acres Permaculture Farm. Photos courtesy of D Acres.

By Josh Trought

In the Northeast, with our short growing season, the practice of developing a resilient food system depends on preserving the harvest through the winter months. Preservation provides a mechanism to extend food availability beyond fresh picked.


Permaculture “Through the Seasons” Design Course

Food for thought: How do we meet human needswhile preserving ecosystem health?

The sixth Annual Permaculture “Through the Seasons” Design Course, an internationally recognized interactive course based on a 72 hour curriculum, is scheduled to start May 15th. Over six weekends from May through November, D Acres Permaculture Farm and Educational Homestead will […]

What is Permaculture?

A Simple Explanation

Permaculture is forest gardens, natural buildings, edible landscapes, community design, and more!

What permaculture guru Bill Mollison describes in his books is a totally integrated design system that’s modeled on nature. If you design your garden or farm like a natural system you can save yourself a lot […]

The Seed Celebration & Sustainable Community Fair February 16th, 2013

The 8th Annual Seed Celebration & Sustainable Community Fair February 16, 2013 9am-4pm Keene State College Putnam Science Center Free Admission

Artwork by Meg Kidd 2009

The Sustainability Project’s 8th Annual Seed Celebration and Sustainable Community Fair takes place on February 16th, 2013, from 9 am – 4pm at the Keene State College […]

June 2015 Articles Online

Front Cover

1 Do You Understand What This Means? 1 Fracked gas is worse than coal 1 Three Down – Two to Go

Editor’s Page

2 C-PACE moves closer to reality in NH

News and Happenings

3 GMP to offer Tesla batteries 3 Pika Inverter 3 Solarize Dummerston VT



Reverse Global Warming

Urban and Suburban Carbon Farming to Reverse Global Warming Conference on 5/3

Please join us for “Urban and Suburban Carbon Farming to Reverse Global Warming.” Learn how soil restoration is key to reversing climate change and about the contributions urban and suburban dwellers can make!

This one-day conference, presented by Biodiversity for a Livable Climate, […]

Garden Panel Forum: How Does Your Garden Grow?

UVFC Events

Thursday, March 19th at 6pm

Garden Panel Forum: How Does Your Garden Grow?

Upstairs at the Co-op

Upper Valley Food Co-op 193 North Main White River Junction, VT 05001 802/295-5804

This Forum is Free and open to the Upper Valley community. Please register in-store, or call 802-295-5804 or email Info:

More and […]

Book Reviews

Permaculture Pioneers Stories From the New Frontier

Edited by Kerry Dawborn & Caroline Smith Review by Diane Reynolds.

A treasure trove of permaculture lore, this book is brought to you in an extremely engaging format … lots of baby memoirs — memoirettes — of permaculture practitioners.

Permaculture is the comprehensive term for living sustainability on […]

An Energy Optimist: Optimized Energy Lifeboats

we have the potential to survive, even thrive, in the age of energy descent and systemic collapse. […]