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Permaculture Research

Permaculture research

There are many ways to get involved with permaculture research.  On this page, you can find a snapshot of progress up to 2013 in setting up structures so lots of people can participate in trialling techniques for a sustainable future, and an analysis of results from the first international permaculture research survey, which went out to academics, researchers and practitioners all over the world.

Poster and handout

'A social learning organisation evolves a research capability in order to study itself'

by Ed Sears, Chris Warburton Brown, Tomas Remiarz and Rafter Sass Ferguson (2013).

A summary of our progress over the last three years (2010-2013) in evolving a research capability and exploring the extent of and evidence for permaculture, can be seen here, in an A1 size poster and accompanying handout presented at the Radical Emission Reduction conference (London, December 2013), which was organised by the Tyndall Centre For Climate Change Research.

International Permaculture Research Project

Analysis of the First International Permaculture Research Survey: Who’s doing what?

Report 1 Draft for EUPC By Anna Schmidt

The International Permaculture Research Project has the aim to connect permaculture researchers from the academic and practical sphere. It so far consists of a series of surveys, the analysis of the first one being subject of this report. The overall goal is to support research collaboration in becoming more effective and vibrant, thereby shifting Permaculture toward broader acceptance in the public and academic sphere. Full report here