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The Natural farmer

Make sure of the more important things
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OUR LAND IN SICILY

Our Philosophy

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We will proceed with the understanding that there is great power and intelligence behind Nature's design. It feeds us, inspires us, and often disciplines us. By working with Nature, rather than against it, we find that farming becomes more productive, the ecosystems thrive, and we ourselves are transformed for the better.

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Permaculture
  • PDC Certification + Master Plan for your land (developed with John)


    72 hr

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PERMACULTURE

Permaculture is a design science, whose aim is to create permanence on the landscape. A permanent system is one which produces more energy than it consumes, and eventually enough energy to sustain and renew itself indefinitely.

Permaculture is especially useful when it comes to the sometimes daunting task of creating a Master Plan for your land. However, once in hand, this plan can enable you to make decisions with confidence and peace of mind.

GROW YOUR FOOD

FRUITS from trees in our food forest

Production from years 0-5 of a newly planted food forest in the Mediterranean climate using only

rainwater for irrigation

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Cherry

Natal Plum

Chestnut

Apricot

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Almond

Pear

Pomegranate

Jujube

Saturn Peach

White Fig

Stanley Plum

Apple Kaki

Finger Lime

Kumquat

Red Fig

White Mulberry

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Macadamia Nut

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Finger Lime

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Asian Pear

Mirto

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Avocado

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Persimmon (Kaki)

Mango

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Loquat

Grapefruit

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Pistachio

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Red Mulberry

PERMACULTURE DESIGN

Locations of projects we've design from 2017 to 2024

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STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

“I came away from the course feeling as if I have gained more than just a certificate;
I feel as though I have been mentored.”  
- Shoshana

“So happy that I chose this course, we were going to pay someone to come and plant a food forest for me, but now I have the knowledge to look after my land, make constant improvements, and teach my family too…”   - Amanda

“Because the course is individual, there is a lot of space for asking questions and for personalizing the course to your own needs.”  - Sander

“His knowledge is deep and he imparts it in a fun and very digestible way. His emphasis on observation and essential principles over technical methodology has been the key to us integrating the information into our daily work on our land.”  - Eli

“Even though I had taken a Permaculture course, I really needed help to solidify my ideas for our property in France. Thanks to John, we have a solid documented plan, guide, and direction for steps we need to take to make this into the Permaculture farm we dream of.”  - Rebecca

“The PDC has given us the confidence to tackle our farm in Sicily. It has been an overwhelming challenge since we purchased the property 15 years ago and had become a major concern as we approach retirement. We now have a vision for the future and a toolbox enabling us to make it happen.”  - Gary and Anna-Maria


“After completing the one-on-one course with John, I can confidently say that it was the best decision I ever made! You could read dozens of books and watch hours of video (which I did prior to taking John’s course) and still not fully understand how Permaculture works. John takes each piece of the Permaculture puzzle and shows you how to put it together in an easy to understand way.”  - Bob

“I highly recommend working with John; he is an incredible teacher and collaborator!”

   - Lorenzo

                                                                                                                                 

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