Organise your garden, your life and share your schedule with this deceptively simple but thought-provoking permaculture calendar – for your home or workplace. Illustrating one of the twelve permaculture design principles for each month, gives you the time to absorb them. Each example includes an image and story of locally appropriate sustainable living and design.
This years cover features Kai, Sen, Richard and Cookie the duck at Abdallah House, home base for the creation of the calendar and a rich, diverse learning environment for home education. With contributions from Milkwood Permaculture, permaculture illustrator Brenna Quinlan and Millpost – the longest running broadacre permaculture property in the world.
Included is a planting guide that can help yield more productive crops and healthier plants by planning your garden activities according to the moon phases. Exact phase time changes along with daily icons enhance the traditional gardening rhythms that have been handed down over the centuries. See the ‘tune your fork’ blog post for more.
Size: A4 (210mm x 297mm / 8.25in x 11.7in) opening to A3 (297mm x 420mm / 11.7in x 16.5in). ISBN: 9780648344216
What makes the permaculture calendar ethical?
The permaculture calendar is printed in Australia on FSC certified, chlorine free, 100% post consumer recycled paper using vegetable based inks.
Our printer recycles all e-Waste, printing plates, ink cartridges, paper waste and packaging and has reduced their energy use by over 50% since 2001. The vegetable based that we use don’t release unnecessary VOC’s into the atmosphere or require harmful solvents for clean up.
We reuse all packaging material that we can when sending out deliveries to customers. Once the calendar has reached the end of its life you can recycle or compost it, frame and hang the pictures, or keep the calendar intact as a reminder of the principles and important events over the year.
While the production effort does a lot in limiting its impact on the earth and the people in the process, we’re also demonstrating the ethic of Fair Share by donating 10% of the net return from sales of the calendar to Permafund, supporting permaculture projects internationally – with over AU$4500 contributed since 2013.
Permafund is a public fund that makes grants available for activities that demonstrate the ethics and application of the principles of permaculture.