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 Salvatore Rossano and Roberta Ingrosso from Radical Puglia, who are singing beautiful Italian folk songs and teaching how to make orecchiette during this pasta making class at Village Dreaming in Victoria, Australia. With contributions from Good Life Permaculture, illustrator Brenna Quinlan, Abundance Farm and Limestone Permaculture – just to name a few.
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 moon planting guide page for more.
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. The vegetable based that we use don’t release unnecessary VOC’s into the atmosphere or require harmful solvents for clean up.
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. It can also be used as a teaching tool to illustrate an example of each of the design principles.
The first calendar was produced for 2009 as a way to demonstrate the principles with practical examples, with images submitted from the permaculture community. Use the #permacuturecalendar so we can find images that you think might be suitable. You can find out more about how to make a submission in future editions here.
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 now donating 100% of profits of the calendar to Permafund, supporting permaculture projects internationally – with over AU$7000 contributed since 2013.
Permafund, through Permaculture Australia (a registered charity), makes grants available globally for activities that demonstrate the ethics and application of the principles of permaculture.