Earth Hour Guided Meditation on March 27

Join us as we celebrate Earth Hour with a guided meditation.

Join us to celebrate Earth Hour on Saturday, March 27, 2021, from 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm (PDT) virtually. We will be celebrating Earth Hour together through a guided meditation, a moment of silence, and close with everyone sharing their earth-related plans for the upcoming year.

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Announcing the 2020 Youth In Permaculture Prize Winners

Congratulations to this year’s three winners!

The Youth Prize has grown! In its third year, the Youth in Permaculture Prize, now £10,000, is open to anyone 25-years-old and under. The main award is £5,000 with two runners up each winning £2,500.

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Permayouth Ambassador Crew Debut New Song Entitled Water

Permayouth Ambassador Crew Debut New Song Entitled Water

The Permayouth in Kakuma Refugee Camp has shared this amazing new song with the world. It’s their own music and lyrics. Young director Sumaili Nyange has become a local permaculture teacher working with the wonderful Sakina Kiriba and is a member of the Permaculture Education Institute

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CoRenewal Protects Waterways from Toxic Wildfire Runoff

Join Forces, Use Mushrooms to Protect Waterways from Toxic Wildfire Runoff

After a devastating wildfire season, a grassroots coalition of neighbors and community organizations has come together to protect ecosystems and waterways around Santa Cruz County. CoRenewal, a 501(c)3 non-profit focused on ecological restoration and bioremediation research, is organizing an innovative study on solutions to address this urgent environmental and public health issue. In addition to their research, CoRenewal has joined forces with the Resource Conservation Department as well as with local groups like the Wildfire Protectors Corps and Santa Cruz Relief to coordinate workdays with teams of volunteers.
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AEF says goodbye to Larry Korn

Remembering Larry Korn

Larry had just returned from teaching Natural Farming in Columbia when he passed on November 19, 2019. Despite all the many gifts and smiles Larry gave to the world, he left us way too soon! Larry, you will be missed, but your students and friends shall carry on your legacy.

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“All the world’s problems can be solved in a garden”

We Can All Live Lives That Have A Safety Net

“How we stand with the weak is more important than how we sit with the strong.” This quote was part of the grand prize-winning application for Abundant Earth’s inaugural Youth in Permaculture Prize, submitted by Millicent Anyango. This saying kept repeating in my mind recently, as I watched the play “A Woman’s Place is in Her Home” at the Arcata Playhouse, nestled in the heart of the redwoods of Northern California.

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Field notes: Lessons from Tamera and Water

Increased Resilience Against Fire

“If only you could see the picture of abundance, the potential of paradise that I see.” These are the words spoken by the renowned permaculturist and regenerative land designer, Sepp Holzer, when he first visited the community of Tamera in southern Portugal in 2007.

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