2020 Permaculture Calendar
AUD $ 13.95
Filled with inspiring images that can change the way you see the world, with practical examples of each permaculture design principle over the course of a month. Daily icons are reminders for garden activities that take advantage of the lunar cycles, supporting regular planting routines. The annual rainfall chart is a handy way to keep a weather record or an eye on events over the year.
Ethically produced using post-consumer recycled paper printed with vegetable based inks. Internationally relevant and filled with thought provoking images that support and reinforce your values every day of the year. All profits donated to Permafund – supporting permaculture projects internationally.
NOTE: Calendar orders are now sale or return. Just return the cover to us before the end of April 2020 for a refund of the purchase price – limited to 50% of your order.
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 Kat Lavers’ deep litter system in her quail aviary, which breaks down into compost for the veggie patch at the ‘The Plummery’, a 280m2 (1/14th acre) urban permaculture system in Melbourne, Australia. With contributions from Good Life Permaculture, illustrator Brenna Quinlan, the Eco School and Village Dreaming – 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.
Size: A4 (210mm x 297mm / 8.25in x 11.7in) opening to A3 (297mm x 420mm / 11.7in x 16.5in). ISBN: 9780648344223
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.
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.
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$4800 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.
Here’s the story behind our cover…
Since 1998, Richard has spent seven years living in two permaculture designed intentional communities. In 2001 he collaborated with David Holmgren on the design of the Permaculture Design Principle icons and has since produced the many of his other titles, using skills he developed as a Graphic Artist in the advertising industry. In 2008 he launched PermaculturePrinciples.com and produced the Permaculture Calendar with David Arnold to illustrate the design principles and convey the foundations of permaculture to a wider audience. He has published the calendar since 2012 and co-directs the distribution of Australia’s widest range of permaculture titles from with Oliver Holmgren, available wholesale from Melliodora.com
In 2008 he bought a small run down home on 580m2 in Seymour, rebuilding it as an urban demonstration of low-impact living with his family. Since 2010 Abdallah House has become a local attraction and a small scale ‘permaculture playground’ where ideas can be put into practice.
See the Permaculture Calendar here.
|Dimensions||297 × 210 × 3 mm|