Welcome to the Permaculture Association Blog

You can find a wealth of news and knowledge that follows the work of members and partners.

Pen and ink sketch of people listening to a workshop talk
Sarah Spencer talks about Think Like a Tree, which explores permaculture principles (and other nature-inspired ideas) for better health, wellbeing, livelihood and life in general.
Edible Paradise book cover
Sarah Cossom reviews Edible Paradise by Vera Greutink. "A follower of no-dig principles for over 15 years, Vera has plenty of experience to share with her readers about the best way to approach it both on a small and larger scale, such as in a community garden. She also includes square foot bed planting and an easy-to-follow guide to plant families for crop rotation."
Protest illustration with slogan - It's Us & Us and Culture Change, Not Climate Change. Illustration by Keegan Blazey
At the National Permaculture Convergence at Hill End in September, Tomas Remiarz led a session to explore how we can cultivate the edges between permaculture and Extinction Rebellion and increase cross pollination between the two movements. This article reflects on that.
Sandy at Ribblehead
Climate activist Sandy James talks about what inspires him to live the way he does and the meaning of 'truth' in today's world.
The European Day of Sustainable Communities on 21 September is celebrating the transformational communities who are taking practical, grassroots action towards a zero-carbon, regenerative and inclusive Europe. Citizens in 22 countries have organised hundreds of events - from conferences to community harvest festivals, hackathons to shared meals - to highlight their efforts in the face of ecological and climate breakdown.