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Permaculture
Permaculture stands for permanent agriculture, or more simply, permanent culture. The term was coined by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the 1970s. Permaculture is an ecological design science that compiles ancient indigenous knowledge with modern technology. Its foundation is the three ethics of care of people, care of earth, and share the surplus. It is a way to design communities, buildings, gardens and life based on patterns in nature. Permaculture guides us to live and design systems in a way that regenerate, rather than destroy, nature and our connection with each other.
5 Edible and Medicinal Springtime Weeds

5 Edible and Medicinal Springtime Weeds

At the Sivananda Yoga Farm, a winter full of precipitation ushers in bright green hillsides dotted with multicolored wildflowers. However, Spring also brings lots of new weeds in our garden and greenhouse. Not all weeds are bad though, in fact most of them have a use....

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5 Tips for Tending a Winter Garden

5 Tips for Tending a Winter Garden

There’s five simple ways to extend your growing season into the winter, or even all the way through until spring. We hope you enjoy these simple tips. Happy gardening!

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Permaculture in Spiritual Community

Permaculture in Spiritual Community

What is the role of permaculture in a yoga community based on 86 acres of agricultural land? This is an excerpt from an online article published by Permaculture Magazine.

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[Video] Lydia Nielsen Talks About Permaculture

[Video] Lydia Nielsen Talks About Permaculture

This video is for anyone who wants an introduction to the details of permaculture, how important it actually is, and the impact it can have on a local level, on a local climate, through coming together as a community and using our shovels.

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Permaculture Updates from the Yoga Farm

Permaculture Updates from the Yoga Farm

The Yoga Farm has been making efforts to implement permaculture in our community, little by little. Through our various courses and Permaculture Service Days, our wonderful volunteers and guests have been helping us reach our goals.

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Yoga and Permaculture Ethics

Yoga and Permaculture Ethics

Living in positive relationship with everything and everyone around us is the foundation of yoga life and permaculture practice. In this article, we will examine the links between the ethics of both permaculture and yoga.

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What is Permaculture?

What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a creative and artful way of designing our lives, where wastes become resources, productivity and yields increase, work is minimized, people and nature are preserved – all by thoughtful planning and a respectful approach to life.

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