Sponsor the Guidebook

We’re offering you an opportunity to sponsor a chapter and join us in publishing the open source Tropical Permaculture Guidebook! The positive impacts include improving health and well-being, education, food sovereignty and resilience to climate change while also reducing its impact. It is especially for developing countries.

From us a huge thankyou because you are helping us achieve our goal. We have seen how much difference the original book has already made in Timor Leste and we want to replicate and expand that positive change across all tropical countries.

From the people who use this book – they will probably never know that you helped them and their families, but they will be able to have more food, cleaner water, be more resilient, more sustainable, have better livelihoods and live in healthier and more stable communities. You will know that you’ve contributed to that!!

Timor-Leste school garden permaculture program

Eugenio (Ego) Lemos, co-author of the Tropical Permaculture Guidebook presents the amazing Timor-Leste school garden permaculture program at a TEDxDili. It also includes a short film at one of the gardens and of course a couple of Ego’s songs! This is the culmination of many years hard work by Ego and the Permatil team, and the beginning of a new program that will provide short and long-term educational, nutritional and environmental benefits to children across Timor-Leste. Enjoy!!

naTerra and the guidebook

naTerra is a grassroots organization working in the area of education for sustainable community development using permaculture and holistic education as its main tools. Fernando talks about naTerra’s invaluable work in Timor-Leste and how our guidebook is part of their ongoing community programmes.

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Banana Pit / Composting Gardens

The banana pit/compost pit is an excellent way to feed vegetables and trees.

Bananas and papayas especially like to grow around the compost pits, but do not plant them together as they compete too much for space and nutrients.

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Permafund supports publication with a $1000 grant

In 2015 Permafund donated $1,000 to Permatil to develop new tropical permaculture guidebook.

Permaculture Australia offer small grants to community based organisations in Australia or overseas to support work restoring and improving the environment and building sustainable communities.

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Rosemary Morrow talks about the guidebook

Rosemary ‘Rowe’ Morrow has lent her vast wealth of  knowledge and practice, both in working in tropical and developing countries as well as her teaching and writing experience, to be an advisor for the Tropical Permaculture Guidebook. She talks here about the original guidebook from Timor-Leste and her hopes for this new edition.

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