What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a sustainable design system that provides for human needs while having positive effects on the surrounding environment.

It is based on the ethics of earth care, people care and fair share, and provides practical solutions to the global crises we are currently facing.

Permaculture is for EVERYONE, regardless of their education, background, or previous experience.

Permaculture is NOT just about trees, or just about gardening! You don't need loads of land to practice it and it's a design method that can be applied to all social systems.

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PDC August 2016 – RAM Pump workshop

During our recent Permaculture Design Course, Jeroen took the participants through the theory and practice of RAM pumps. With a small stream at the bottom of our property, these are invaluable at Casalinho in lifting water to where we can use it.

ram pump workshop

Taking advantage of the RAM pump pool for a cool down.

RAM pump Casalinho

Components can be easily found in a DIY / plumbing shop

RAM pump workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This pump, made from a fire extinguisher tank, lifts water to tanks by the road where it's used for irrigation.

This pump, made from a fire extinguisher tank, lifts water to tanks by the road where it’s used for irrigation.

 

Join us for a Permaculture Design Course or other training, see our current list or get in touch to organise a tour.

 

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