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Design For Catastrophe - FIRE
by April Sampson-kelly - Saturday, 18 January 2020, 4:26 AM
 
https://permaculturevisions.com/design-for-catastrophe-fire/ I've been working on this post intently. Researching the effects of drought and heat, smoke and fire is vital in preparing us for recovery responses. My next home is definitely going to be underground.

The biggest personal lesson for me ...

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2000 Edible Insects - Handbook
by April Sampson-kelly - Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 12:28 PM
 

Here is a great resource on edible insects - just a click away.

http://www.fao.org/3/i3253e/i3253e.pdf

Enjoy

 
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Cimate and diet
by April Sampson-kelly - Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 3:26 PM
 

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2019/oct/29/what-would-a-climate-diet-look-like-in-australia

What changes are likely in our diet in the event of climate change?

what are the greatest threats to home-grown food? is it availability of water or flood? Security or lack of effective food distribution networks?

April

 
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Terry Leahy, lecturer on Sociology talks about Social Permaculture
by April Sampson-kelly - Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 1:43 PM
 

Today I interviewed Terry Leahy, a lecturer in Sociology talks about Social Permaculture.  [Earlier he had interviewed me for his upcoming book on the Permaculture movement, so this was a happy exchange.]

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In a series of 4 short chats you can hear his views on food security, his vision for a better...

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Postcard from last weekends Earth Builders Conference
by April Sampson-kelly - Monday, 30 September 2019, 8:22 PM
 

April Meets Dirty Earl

Last weekend, I (April) attended Australian Earth Builders Conference.

There was some huffing and putting about the limitations of Passive House Building and data showing new developments in evidence-based research on Earth as a valuable Building Material.

For the Earth. From the Earth.

The ...

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