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Permaculture design brings our lives back into participation with the Earth. Permaculturists and other environmentalists warn of global destruction unless  we learn to live with the Earth rather than continuing to prey upon her.  Permaculture trusts that the Earth shows us solutions to halt the destruction of the biosphere while sustaining ourselves in wholesome and fulfilling ways.

The Elfin Permaculture Permaculture Design Course Online is no longer offered.  The Course CD may be licensed for home/self study. You may license individual weeks, or the entire course CD.  All information about the course at the website is legacy. Information on licensing the CD for home study.

The six-month course involved weekly readings, at least four student reports, and discussions of current topics online. For complete information, read the Course Preregistration Package.

5.27.17  We have added Plant Health and Imbalance Symptoms by Jim Fruth to our body of documents free for non-commercial download and further distribution. This set of tables describing possible causes of atypical plant appearances, reflects a increased emphasis on gardening, in addition to permaculture, in our publications. We are re-editing and enlarging most of our gardening databases and expect to have several to announce by the end of this year. – Dan Hemenway

Living Lovingly on the Earth, an article by Dan Hemenway giving an overview of the design process of permaculture.

A Response to HortIdeas editors.  The publication HortIdeas published an article in 2012 that was somewhat critical
of the permaculture movement. This is Dan Hemenway's response.

What is Permaculture? Article by Dan Hemenway

Kudzu Utilization Project, a report on the application of permaculture principles to kudzu, and its potential for economic and agricultural beneficial uses.

LAND FOR SALE  Dan and Cynthia Hemenway have some land for sale in Massachusetts that would be suitable
for a permaculture project. Map of the Land   
   Pictures of the Williamsburg, Massachusetts land for sale!

Free Public Domain Permaculture Pamphlets 

English version, all the pamphlets in one document.  These are transcripts of a Permaculture Design Course given by Bill Mollison in the 1980s, annotated and edited by Dan Hemenway from the original transcript.  They are in the public domain and may be freely downloaded, copied, studied, and distributed.  Spanish and Portuguese translations are linked on the Publications page.

Plants for Use in Permaculture in the Tropics2nd Edition

This edition adds some photographs, tables reformatted for easier use, an enlarged and updated Index (nearly 500 entries),
and a revised and updated Appendix of contact organizations.

The sixty-four-page publication features Dr. Franklin Martin’s original 27 tables evaluating the multiple uses of plants in various categories,
and his 64 profiles of individual plant species. Yankee Permaculture has added appendices of organizations and suppliers and the index.

The new CD-only edition costs $25. Postage, handling, and related fees are extra: see the Yankee Permaculture Order Form for details. 2nd edition cover and table of contents 

The International Permaculture Solutions Journal, Vol. 2, now available. The theme is “patterning for permaculture design.”

Jan 31 - Feb 2 2014 Florida Workshop:  Dan Hemenway presents a weekend permaculture workshop in Florida. 

May 18, 2013:  Pamphlet 4 of the free public domain Permaculture pamphlets, translated into Spanish. Permacultura en Islas Bajas.

April 10, 2013:  Barking Frogs Permaculture Hat Now Available!

March 6, 2013:  2013 Annual Letter

July 2012:  Patiofarming in the Tropics and Subtropics -- 2nd Edition Now Available.  Yankee Permaculture recently completed editing the 2nd Edition of Dr. Franklin Martin’s Patiofarming in the Tropics and Subtropics. In this publication, Dr. Martin presents his approach to family food production around the home, specifically in warm climates. New in the 2nd Edition: For the first time, we offer this publication in a digital form on CD. The 2nd edition includes dozens of notes and sidebars by permaculturist Dan Hemenway, greatly expanding the value of Martin’s excellent work.

December 2011: Pamphlet 3 of the free public domain Permaculture pamphlets, translated into Spanish -- Permacultura En Zonas Áridas.   Pamphlet 1 is available in Panfleto 1.   These are based on transcriptions of a PDC given by Bill Mollison in the early 1980s. They are linked on  the Publications page.  Portuguese translation by Cássio P. Octaviani. Spanish translation by Antonio Scotti.

News from Dan and Cynthia Hemenway and Barking Frogs Permaculture.

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Permaculture Information Net - The Permaculture Information Net is a new feature of this web site intended to encourage visitors to contribute to the information available to the permaculture community. We are not soliciting opinions. Rather, we are encouraging people to share documented facts. You may also share your perplexities. You are invited to submit them to us for consideration for posting on this site. These should be questions not readily answerable by commonly available publications, related to permaculture design, and of general application. For example, do not submit a question such as  How do I figure the right amount of ventilation for a solar greenhouse. The answer is more or less common knowledge. Contributors who submit documented facts will receive a copy of all the replies that we regard as useful. If we resolve a question, the material will also be used in an article in our journal and/or as supplemental data on our web page. We will post relevant replies on this site, as well, with credit. I reserve the right to edit them.   At some point, we will expand the acceptable topics to design strategies as well as facts. For Mother Earth, Dan Hemenway

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