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Permaculture Events & Transition Perth

If you're up for a visit to Perth, Ontario (less than an hour from Ottawa by car), we invite you to come check out a couple of Permaculture events and meet your neighbours at Transition Perth!

As part of the 2nd Annual Transition Perth Veggie Garden Tour on Saturday, August 11, visit a garden in year 2 of a permaculture design. …


Added by Bonita Ford on June 29, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Work Exchange applications by July 2 for fall Permaculture Courses!

We're gearing up for the summer and thinking about the fall!  If you're interested in taking a permaculture course in Ottawa this fall and you'd like to apply for Work Exchange, the Permaculture Institute of Eastern Ontario is offering 2 positions for the Introduction Module and 2 positions for the Main Module.  The application deadline is July 2, at 6pm!  For more info about the courses and to download the Work Exchange form,…


Added by Bonita Ford on June 29, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Work Exchange for Permaculture Intro Course, applications by April 27!

We're delighted to offer two Work Exchange positions for our Ecological Design and Gardening: Introduction to Permaculture course in Ottawa, May 25 to 27. The Permaculture Institute of Eastern Ontario (PIEO) is offering these positions to help make our courses more financially accessible to students and in an effort to bring benefit to the larger community. Work Exchange students will be selected based on a combination of financial need and…


Added by Bonita Ford on April 23, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Permaculture Collaboration with Just Food Hub in Ottawa

The Permaculture Institute of Eastern Ontario (PIEO) is delighted to announce its collaboration with the new Just Food Community Food and Urban Agriculture Hub in the Ottawa Greenbelt.  PIEO will donate all profits from its recent regional event to support this new project.


Permaculture, an eco-logical approach to design based on observing nature, was…


Added by Bonita Ford on June 28, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

SLOE Sponsors Two Permaculture Courses in Ottawa

We're excited to announce that the Permaculture Institute of Eastern Ontario, in collaboration with Sustainable Living Ottawa East (SLOE), will host an introductory course and an 84-hour "Permaculture Design Course" in Ottawa in 2011.  Applying the permaculture ethic of people care, we're doing our best to make both courses accessible to a wider audience…


Added by Bonita Ford on February 15, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Photos from Permaculture Intro

Here are some photos from our "Introduction to Permaculture: Roots of the Transition Town Movement" workshop back in January. Takin' care of people, takin' care of Earth, and sharing the surplus... through ecological design.

Growing the seeds of Community :)



Added by Bonita Ford on March 24, 2010 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Candles in the Night: Collective Change and Hope

Last week, we attended a climate change vigil organised by a couple of local people. I was touched by the gathering and was reminded of how much I value community, caring, presence and collective contribution. We were perhaps twenty or thirty people with candles standing on the steps of Town Hall, sharing our thoughts and feelings about climate change.

As I think about it now, I really appreciated that we were not a crowd of hundreds or thousands waving signs, chanting and listening… Continue

Added by Bonita Ford on December 19, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

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