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Hello fro Uk

Hi, I’ve just joined the forum and I’m hoping to learn more about using permaculture in small spaces. I look after three gardens and the main issue is getting agreement to minimise lawns. 

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Friend Will Work For Food

Have a male friend who will work for food and a couch to sleep on/spare room.  He's in Sac. CA and willing to travel to get to where you are.  Please contact me, and I will play matchmaker:

Please put "Childers" in the subject line.


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Hi y'all!

Hi! I'm new the forum and excited to be here. I live in central Texas (newly, since February 2021) and am excited to apply permaculture and food forest knowledge here in a new climate zone. Anyone else here in central TX?

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Thank you so much for this accessible course! I am very excited to begin

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Sugarfree Vegan Chocolate Truffles Recipe! Easy! No bake!


1/4 cup date paste

4 tbsp maple syrup or agave syrup

2 tbsp coconut oil

1/2 tsp vanilla paste or extract

1 cup oat flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/2 tsp salt

splash of any kind of milk, coffee, or water


1. sift dry ingredients together to remove all lumps and thoroughly combine with a fork.

2. put date paste, vanilla, coconut oil in a blender and add just enough liquid (milk, coffee, or water) to make it possible to spin into a smooth paste.

3. fold wet into dry and work it well with a wooden spoon. Don't add more liquid unless you absolutely have to in order to be able to mold it into a smooth, slightly-sticky, slightly-greasy ball. Wrap teh ball in plastic and refrigerate for one hour.

4. roll into a wiener shape and then pinch off small sections and roll into balls. Keep the balls small//they are rich!

5. coat with ​chocolate flakes, pistachio crumbs, pecan flakes, coconut, cinnamon, or all of the above by sprinkling toppings into a bowl and rolling the little balls around in it. Or coat with melted chocolate! Smash little nuts and dried fruits into the top as desired.

Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving! Yummy!!

vegan sugarfree chocolate truffles recipe
vegan sugarfree chocolate truffles recipe


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Sarah Taylor
Builder of my own bus conversion | Off grid homesteader | Intentional Business Coach

Zone 0 in business

Designing an intentional business begins with you.

It’s built deliberately to honour your unique context and demonstrate your unique point of view.

In permaculture, this place is called Zone 0. 

Zone 0 is the centre of human activity. It considers your home, your family, your personality, your lifestyle, your needs, your desires, your values and your dreams. 

It’s the place where we begin our exploration into business as a beautiful expression of who you are and what you stand for. 

Whether your work is art, alchemy or activism, movement, touch or transformation, Zone 0 is where your legacy begins.

Photo by Danielle MacInnes on Unsplash

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Growing sunflowers or corn in cloth pots…

I have some corn and sunflower sprouts, I’m staying with fam in central Florida, our landlord uses roundup around the mulch in the yard so avoiding direct soil planting anything I might eat, anyone have any success using cloth bags or fabric containers for corn or sunflower? Wish me luck. 


Seedlings Sunflower in front and corn in the back
Seedlings Sunflower in front and corn in the back
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Liesbeth Vdk
learning to apply permaculture in a Mediterranean climate

"Eve", documentary about a young girl living in one of the oldest off-grid communities in the UK.

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In search of housing for my family


My family (husband, wife, 7 year old son, and my active 72 year old mother) are looking for somewhere to live. We are currently in Canada in Quebec, originally from BC (husband from Italy) and are wanting to move on as we do not speak French.

We are looking to rent (up to $1500 a month) a small space with a little piece of green that we could garden on or perhaps purchase (less than $50,000) a small piece of land that we could build a small house on or place a yurt. Not being too isolated would be ideal so we weren't dependent on a car. 

My husband is a mason (brick, stone, tile, concrete and rock) does excavation and has farming experience. I stay at home and homeschool our son. We live a permaculture lifestyle.

If you have or know of anything it would be very helpful. We are hoping to move on by August and have not had any luck finding anywhere thus far. We are open to any location in Canada if the fit was right. Thank you!

Luiza Oliveira
Curious by nature, I love to learn ;)

Dear Data - Book indication

A dear friend showed me this amazing book last weekend and I am completely in love with it.

Dear Data, a book about two information designers, Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posovec, who decided to share their personal journey about observing, collecting and drawing their personal life data.

As a nerdy and very visual permaculture designer, I am always looking for creative and engaging ways to share data, and make invisible relationships and dynamics more visible. When I saw this book, I realized they have been  doing the same with their work.

This book is so much fun and inspiring, maybe a book to consider to your reading list ;)