Gaia University Blog

An event exploring why small-scale organic agriculture is key to global food security.
The Earth First! Summer Gathering is an annual camp for people involved in radical green direct action to come together, to talk, share skills, learn, listen, play, rant, find out whats going on, scheme, live outdoors, hang out, laugh, experience non hierarchical, low impact, family friendly living.
Simon Marshall writes at Permaculture News about next steps after completing a permaculture design course.
Allan Savory tells us that increasing livestock numbers can reduce desertification and reverse climate change – but where is the scientific evidence? Asks investigative journalist George Monbiot.
Abundance is the natural state of the world and we can improve the lot of humanity while also allowing the biosphere to thrive, says Matt Mellen in Positive News.
Inside a spare hotel room, on one of the most northern places on earth, something magical is happening. Plants are growing, worms are composting waste, and people are feeling re-connected to food in a world of mining and monetary extraction. Meet Gaia U Associate Benjamin Vidmar, Director of Polar Permaculture Solutions.
Coal production is gradually leaving Appalachia—having already extracted much of the region's natural wealth. Local people are figuring out how to build a new economy based on shared vision and community knowledge. If transition can happen here, it can change the debate everywhere, writes Laura Flanders in Yes! Magazine.
Phil Moore, writing in Permaculture Magazine, interviews the video travellers, Común Tierra, who have been discovering grassroots permaculture communities and eco-villages all over Latin America.
Research demonstrates for the first time the knock-on effects to other species of class of insecticides known to harm bees writes Damian Carrington.
Monsanto is buying up heirloom seed companies and trademarks. Maddy Harland of Permaculture Magazine discovers who is buying what and how to avoid Monsanto. She explores why what we buy can be a form of positive activism.