Welcome to Permaculture Asia (PIA), Permies Asia and Permaculture Institute Asia (PIA)
We live in a time of disruptive change, one that requires new collective leadership. Here we invite you on a journey to see the world in new ways and to learn to practice your highest possibility to generate well-being in your life and in society. We all know there are regular jobs, and then there are “world changing jobs”. In a busy world it is difficult to remember what is really important, what really drives us. If you are a passionate and creative person, who is not afraid to do discover what it takes to help fix the mess greedy humanity has perpetrated on nature and planet Earth, then we invite you to join us. We focus on sustainabile solutions to world and local community problems around food and economic well being. In the spirit of “only when people live differently will society be different”. We teach and practice, sustainable, self sufficient living and the skills necessary to thrive while promoting ecological intensification. Unlike expensive Western and Australian permaculture organizations we support and promote low cost farming in rural and urban areas of Asia. Natural and Organic Farming, Permaculture research in Asia, teaching and demonstration farms and projects in ASIA, Volunteer organisations. Climate, plants, ecosystems, seed saving, culture and communities thru our research and programs we educate and enhance rural incomes and development in Asia and not the pockets of permaculture entrepreneurs. Through education, courses and partnerships with universities, educational research centers, farmers’ associations, development associations and NGOs , and strong links to grassroots organizations, we work to deliver research and education and to develop proposals for actions that address new agricultural possibilities in Asia. In alignment with the UN Sustainable development Goals (SDG) reducing Hunger, Poverty, Child Mortality, Disease and increasing Gender Equality, Literacy, Environmental Sustainability and the elimination of “severe poverty” completely by 2030.
We all now live in a world where the quantity of secondary (mediated) observation and interpretation threatens to drown us with a contrived view, it is imperative that we renew and expand our “observation skills” (in all forms) it is at the least as important as the need to “discern carefully” and with clear vision the flood of media information. Improvement of our skills of observation, thoughtful (mindfulness), access to our own wisdom, creative solutions, and learning hands on practical skills, life skills, and knowing that these are much more useful, meaningful and resilient, than conquests in fields of specialized technology.
Today Permaculture education is generally overpriced in the West – We provide low/no cost education in “sustainable permaculture design systems, stressing the harmonious interrelationship of humans, plants, animals and the Earth.” low cost was intended by the founder (Bill Mollison)
We have entered an age were global society is interconnected like never before. People, business, technologies, ideas and even epidemic diseases cross boundaries with unprecedented speed and intensity. We share the benefits of the information age but also the fears of Global scale environmental disruption. Technology, business practices and also age, size and structures of populations are also changing. There are new wonderful opportunities but also new risks. For these reasons we believe Permaculture has many of the answers the new world seeks, and this website is meant to be an educational introduction to those answers.
When it comes to building strong communities and cooperation with a deep understanding of the complex interplay of economic, social, and environmental change in the 21st Century we believe growing more nutrient rich food on the same area of land (called ecological intensification) offers answers to our new world challenges. Reducing poverty, protecting communities and sustaining the natural environment, defining sustainable living in society. Food sovereignty, food security and social justice inside a global and local forum.
Building the future we want means “creating a partnership of people” committed to eradicating poverty and transforming economies through sustainable development that is also socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable in line with the World Bank group goals for 2030. We demonstrate thru our programs and education that this as a “global ethic” and one for the 21st century.
We present unique pathways that teach new skills and creative thinking for ways forward for future leaders. Leaders of climate change mitigation, ecological intensification, sustainable development for urban areas, for these new times. Most of our Intern graduates move into waiting jobs upon completion of their 6 or 12 month internships (see waiting Jobs). The future awaits no one, you must grasp it (Carp Diem) thru our unique PDC courses which serve as a foundation for our future leaders, Leadership development and further permaculture work and study and is a prerequisite for the Diploma in Permaculture Design, offered through The Permaculture Institute Asia (PIA). Credit for this course is now accepted by a growing number of universities around the world. To date, thousands of permaculture designers worldwide have been certified through this course, and now comprise a global network of educators, ecological activists who influence major corporations, individuals creating new business alternatives and groups of committed people working together to change the way we view and design into our landscapes.
Our courses in International Permaculture Design show you how to make a difference in sustainable living and building community resilience everywhere in the world. International instructors representing over 156 organizations demonstrate how to increase food sovereignty thru permaculture methods and ecological intensification yielding higher food production.
We seek to address climate change thru education about; ecological intensification of agriculture, rejection of genetically engineered crops, rejection of chemical intensive farming, and the conservation and intensification of agricultural biodiversity, and creating nutrient dense, equitable, fair trade food systems.
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