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August 19, 2016

Urban Permaculture transformation

by kaiconfusion

It’s done! We did it! All building projects are completed and the garden is growing uncontrollably! Check it out!

 

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After picture taken on the 20th of June 2016! – (11month later)

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Before picture taken end of July 2015

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Between summer 2015 and summer 2016 I had the pleasure to re-design and re-build the urban 690m2 home of my brother’s family in Berlin. The focus of the design was everything surrounding the house, lifestyle and behaviour changes and reconsiderations of resource and energy uses.

After an initial consultancy including an interview, I spend several weeks analysing the property and doing a lot of basic work in preparation of 2016th design installations. The design and implementation plan I drew up over winter.

Between April and June we build an entrance ramp and replaced and old stairway, we build wodden and stone retaining walls, a large insect hotel and a little bat house, created soil, created gardens, planted nearly 100 different vegetables and herbs, dismantled dysfunctional elements, replaced and repositioned others. We suggested many changes such as subscribing to a CSA, a solar system which was installed in Oct 2015, to go dumpster diving, to use a worm farm and to recycle all compost waste through garden composting. We have turned more than 75% of the available area into productive organic gardens, created a lot of soil, build a shed for tools and another one for bicycles and beautified eyesores. We created spaces for the children to play and plenty of places for wildlife to thrive. We have cared for the earth, cared for people and we now can share some surplus !

Enjoy looking through the images and feel free to comment. I am happy to answer questions !

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February 3, 2016

International Permaculture Convergence IPC UK 2015

by kaiconfusion

Permaculture, the cutting edge of the global sustainability movement? I think so!
However, the world doesn’t know that yet. I believe the whole world must know that we can design our way out of the diverse crisis we are facing today into a sustainable future.

Naturally, how to grow public awareness of the existence and potential of Permaculture was one of the main topics of the 2015 gathering of the international permaculture community and is what most permaculture practitioners, in various ways and forms, are working on worldwide.

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From London’s Natural History Museum

The International Permaculture Convergence is a gathering of practitioners of permaculture from around the world. The 2015 convergence was held in London at the London Quakers Friends House. It brought together leading experts and practitioners from around the world.

The motto: We have everything we need to create a sustainable world and future! Together we will create a vision of a near future society that is caring, sustainable and fair, and explore how we can collectively design strategies and pathways to make it happen.

Some of the keynote speakers were GEOFF LAWTON from www.GEOFFLAWTON.com, famous for his video productions and design works worldwide e.a Greening the Desertthe founder of the Transition Town Initiative ROB HOPKINS and one of the permaculture pioneers ROSEMARY MORROW, author of the book Earth Users Guide to Permaculture, watch her Interview.

Most presentations of the convergence are freely available on YouTube and as PDF’s

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November 27, 2013

AUSTRALIA WORK AND TRAVEL SIMPLE LIFE ADVENTURES – PERTH URBAN PERMACULTURE

by kaiconfusion

About aspects of sustainable living in Perth – about permaculture projects, urbane permaculture, dumpster diving, community projects, low impact life, organic gardening, urbane culture and how we have explored it all as travellers…

I am writing this now that I have time. A lot of time. I am in kind of political social economic – you name it – refugee kind of state. I had to rush to leave Australia because my permission to be a legal alien within the boundaries of the continent had expired. I have overstayed my visa illegally – of course – and now I am at the mercy of the civil servants of the department of immigration to grand me re-entry. My refuge island is Bali in Indonesia – I know it could be much worse.
Our car is parked at Darwin airport since November 10th and the parking meter is ticking at a rate of 12$ a day!
It has been 16 days now since I have left the Commonwealth and still no visa. I wait and with the gift of time I can now after one year without writing a single word try the retrospective and tell our story of one year in Australia…

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After nearly one year in South East Asia that led us deeper into the world of sustainability, spirituality, health, ecology,
community living, permaculture and so many interesting ideas more, that only enriched our awareness and meaning in
life, we only had a deepened urge for a simple life with as little impact as possible on the biosphere as we live and travel in Australia.

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