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Permaculture as a Gringo Movement

Tobias Roberts | Posted 04.22.2016 | Green
Tobias Roberts

In order to truly live out the ethics that were first set out for permaculture, the values of frugality, thrift, prudence, and simplicity need to be reworked into how we care for the earth and care for people.

The Polish Ambassador Releases New Album Dreaming of an Old Tomorrow

Morena Duwe | Posted 04.18.2016 | Arts
Morena Duwe

The language of music can often speak to more souls than the language of words. Hailing from Oakland, California is David Sugalski who is more famousl...

Ecopolis Iowa City: Mosquito Flats to Pawpaw Patch, Interview with Red Fern Farmers Tom Wahl and Kathy Dice

Jeff Biggers | Posted 03.30.2016 | Green
Jeff Biggers

In the "Mosquito Flats" neighborhood devastated by the historic 2008 flood in Iowa City, can an orchard of pawpaw trees lead to a revival of agroforestry and a food hub along the Iowa River?

The Heart of Lightness: Envision Festival 2016

Morena Duwe | Posted 03.18.2016 | Arts
Morena Duwe

There exists a realm called Envision, betwixt beach and jungle it lies, Created with care and precision, for bright and curious eyes. The moment you p...

Get Smart: Commune and Grow Your Food With Your Neighbors

Olivia Madlock | Posted 12.23.2015 | Green
Olivia Madlock

Food is more powerful than we think it is. Have you ever noticed how your body felt after you stuffed your face with Taco Bell? How about your mind? W...

A Good Harvest Starts with Good Soil: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.03.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Our East Africa Grantmaking Hub at The Pollination Project has been busy planting seeds of change in Uganda and Kenya. Here's some of the "soil building" projects our East Africa team funded in the past few weeks.

On the Sustainability (Volks)Wagon

Paul Pizzala | Posted 10.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Pizzala

There it dawned on me -- soil is a living system or to put it another way the mud is living -- later I knew this type of personification as embodiment.

Seattle Garden Brings Community Together

Nadine Cheung | Posted 10.12.2015 | Good News

Aol's BeOn group creates custom editorial content that is sponsored by marketing partners. The sponsoring partners do not exert editorial influence ov...

Whole Larder Love

Pioneers for Change | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

It was my body that told me to make change. It was my body that gave me no way to ignore the fact that I was my own worst enemy.

Goats, Chickens and Compost: Volunteering With Earth Matter on Governors Island

Rebecca Louie | Posted 09.16.2015 | Green
Rebecca Louie

I started volunteering with Earth Matter several years ago because I was drawn to the chickens, rabbits and goats. Aggressive squirrels, threatening rats and dive-bombing pigeons made up most of my wildlife interactions in NYC, and I longed to be around creatures more friendly and fun.

People Who Plant: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

From Oakland, California to Busia, Kenya, many of our grantees this week are planting gardens and educating their communities about nutritious food, organic gardening and permaculture principles. We are honored to give $1000 seed grants to the following projects all over the world.

Young Kenyan Sees Permaculture Seeding Peace

Mel Sellick | Posted 08.19.2015 | Green
Mel Sellick

It's a lofty goal to shift things around for these villagers who battle extreme poverty and have a "zero" diet. They survive by growing and eating genetically modified corn, heavily laden with pesticides.

Bordofarms: A Project Focused on Solving Deportee Economic Issues Through Urban Farming

Miguel Marshall | Posted 07.21.2015 | Latino Voices
Miguel Marshall

After this intense immersion into the social fabric of our city's deportee community, we have learned that there are many creative ways to approach social issues and that we are ready to take on the new challenges ahead through more economically viable and scalable model of social enterprise in urban farming.

Symbiosis Gathering 10-Year Reunion Redefines Community

Morena Duwe | Posted 08.14.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Celebrating its 10-year reunion on September 17th-20th at the Woodward Reservoir in Oakdale, California is Symbiosis Gathering. A fan favorite of many individuals in the festival community, Symbiosis returns after a one-year hiatus in 2014 to present their most epic gathering yet.

A Path to Liberation: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.15.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

All over the world, people are rising up to support their communities towards sustainability and collective liberation. This week we share about two grantees in Oakland California who have launched local businesses that support and empower marginalized communities.

Permaculture Action Course With Lucidity Festival 2015

Morena Duwe | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Lucidity Festival in Santa Ynez, California is quickly becoming one of the most unique gatherings in the festival world. Occurring on the same weekend as the massively commercial Coachella in Indio, Lucidity offers a festival for those who seek a more enriching experience.

Exclusive Interview With Lulacruza - Part 2

Morena Duwe | Posted 05.31.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

The second installment of my captivating interview with Alejandra Ortiz and Luis Maurette of Lulacruza.

A World of Kindness: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

I have the privilege of making seed grants to social change leaders around the world. Here are the extraordinary people and projects that our community of givers supported this week.

A New Way to See Things: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.15.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

What is it like to make a financial investment in an up-and-coming social-change leader every single day of the year? Since Jan. 1, 2013, the Pollinat...

Exclusive Interview With Envision Festival Founder, Stephen Brooks

Morena Duwe | Posted 02.06.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Being a part of the ever-growing permaculture network, Stephen is integrating the power of sustainability and herbal medicine with the magic of music festivals. Envision is the marriage of his life's loves and his love of life.

Ecopolis Iowa City: Community Forum Launches Regenerative City Initiative

Jeff Biggers | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Jeff Biggers

A broad range of community members in Iowa City, Iowa kicked off the "Ecopolis Forum" today, a groundbreaking series of monthly winter conversations on creating the first regenerative city of the arts, food, renewable energy, and commerce in the heartland.

Seeding the Future: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

What is it like to make a financial investment in an up and coming social change leader, every single day of the year? Since January 1, 2013, the Pollination Project has been giving daily micro grants to emerging projects and inspiring people all over the world.

Filmmakers Sign Historic Agreement With Huichol Authorities in Mexico City

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 11.08.2014 | Impact
Tracy L. Barnett

As part of the opening of the Festival of Indigenous Cultures of Mexico City, "Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians" was screened last week in the Zócalo, in the historic heart of the city, with 3,000 people attending.

Común Tierra: A Journey Through Sustainable Communities of the Americas

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Tracy L. Barnett

They have spent the past four years creating a body of work that is unparalleled in this area, planting seeds of sustainability as they go with their workshops and seed bank and presentations.

Schools for Sustainability Welcomes (SuperMOM and Permaculture Expert) Melissa Miles, Environmental Biologist, to their Team

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Some women have it all, leaving us wondering, "How DOES she do it?" Melissa Miles is no exception.