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PERMACULTURE IMPLEMENTATION CALENDAR
THE WORLD’S FIRST PERMACULTURE CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND REMINDERS FOR WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN AND WHEN…
SO YOU’LL NEVER MISS OUT ON THE CRUCIAL PLANTING/MANAGEMENT/MAINTENANCE/ESTABLISHMENT TIMES OF THE YEAR EVER AGAIN
I’ll sort out the gardens, orchards, compost piles, earthworks, renovate that garage, build that greenhouse…
And you enthusiastically start all these different projects, all at the same time, stretching yourself thin, overworking and putting extreme pressure on yourself and your relationships.
Then, eventually, despite your best efforts, enthusiasm and goodwill things just don’t go as planned.
At some point, you start falling behind, overwhelmed by everything you still need to do, until you are forced to throw in the towel, saying: “well, that’ll just have to wait until next year!”
I know, in an ideal world we would all already have our fully functioning permaculture farm, and the quicker we can get there the quicker we can harvest the abundance we create and take steps towards our goal of being self-sufficient.
The math is simple… but practically getting there, that’s a bit complicated because of that inconvenience known as life.
THE REALITY OF LIFE
The biggest challenge in achieving that is not necessarily having the money, but actually living a life: having a family, an off-farm job that pays bills, a social life… and then finding enough time left over to do anything substantial on the farm.
There’s simply not enough hours in the day, days in a week, weeks in a month to do everything that needs to be done in order to establish that permaculture farm in the timeline you were originally hoping for.
If you could only quit everything else and just devote your full time to the farm, obviously that would be the optimal solution, but then how would you pay the mortgage, still have your marriage and the kids around you, keep your social network…
The reality for most of us is that we’re developing our farms on our own, with our limited time and budget. The resources and manpower are always going to be scarce.
So how can you have a life and despite everything still achieve your big farming goals?
The answer lies in breaking the work up into manageable chunks, prioritizing, knowing WHAT to execute and WHEN, sticking to a pre-planned schedule, and being effective at what you do!
That’s the only way to realistically achieve what you want with what you have and, while doing so, speed up your farm development twofold.
Because if you miss out on the important planting/management/maintenance/establishment deadlines, you fall behind and then have to wait for the next year!
Realistically, making progress with your farm development in today’s world is more crucial than ever before….
HERE IS WHY YOU NEED TO SPEED UP YOUR FARM DEVELOPMENT
If you’re reading this you probably have that feeling as well. You can see that there are a lot of things wrong with our society and consequently there will be some major changes headed our way.
I think we can all agree they are coming sooner rather than later, and today there are many concerning developments that all point to a future that will look drastically different:
If current trends continue, by 2040, the recent IPCC report predicts there could be global food shortages, the inundation of coastal cities and a refugee crisis that will make the current one look small-scale in comparison.
Avoiding that scale of suffering requires such a thorough transformation of the world’s economy, agriculture, and culture in a way that “there is no documented historical precedent.”
According to UN, we have only 12 years to act, or else…
Instead of peace, harmony and prosperity we were all hoping for what we’re seeing today is a world where a corporate oligarchy backed by corrupt politicians drives the increasing global instability we see around us.
Worst thing is, all of this is happening as the fossil fuels grow scarce, climate change is getting worse and technological progress is making people jobless!
In the future, we can only expect more turmoil in the world geopolitics and within our nation states.
Since the last crisis, things have only got worse as the world bankers doubled down on what caused the trouble in the first place. Now the debts have grown to even more astonishing levels, bubbles are everywhere, not just in housing, and we’re at the tipping point.
It’s not a matter of whether the economy will crash, it’s only a matter of when and with what economic consequences it will have for us ordinary people.
We live in dangerous times, where the top 0.1% hold the same amount of wealth as the bottom 90%.
This staggering inequality has never ended peacefully! The last time the world saw the same inequality was before WWII.
This rising inequality and social polarization will lead to more social unrest, political extremism, and the militarization of the police.
Nonetheless, I believe that we, as a society, are still living in the pre-crisis times, things are relatively still okay, and so there is still time to prepare for the “storm” while everything is still functioning reasonably well…
THE FARM-DESTROYING DANGERS OF DOING THINGS IN A HURRY
As the days of the growing season start to count down to zero, the race is on, and there are nature’s deadlines and planting windows when things ought to be done.
But with a million of things on your plate, it’s far too easy to get side-tracked and then do things at the last moment without any real plan, recklessly, in the name of just doing something, anything.
This is a recipe for a disaster as the chances are by doing things in a hurry and not being prepared you’ve done a poor job that will entail further setbacks in the long run. The worst thing is, it could take several years until you find out that things are not panning out how you initially imagined. The best-case scenario you can hope for is that you’ll have to wait for another year.
In both cases, you have thrown away your time, money and labor in vain and honestly, if you want to make a go at permaculture farming, you won’t get that many more chances. You have to make every year count.
Not just because you might be 60 and now you have only 10 more seasons left in life but also because, as I said above, the world economy, society, and environment may drastically change in the next year or so and then you’ll be forced to abandon your dream because there is no functioning farm to fall back on as your safety net.
So yes, we need to start getting things done but when you do something you want to do it right the first time, do it efficiently, build it to last and make sure that all the time, money and labor you’ve spent was worthwhile.
WHO AM I TO TELL YOU ABOUT FARMING AND LIFE IN GENERAL?
A big chunk of my time goes into creating content for my website and helping novice permaculture farmers. Over 150,000 people read the website every year, and more than 20,000 have signed up to our newsletter.
This has been very rewarding because in the last few years I’ve helped hundreds of people looking to start a permaculture farm and live a permaculture lifestyle, going from the absolute beginnings to implementing the first important practical steps in the establishment of their dream lifestyle.
The demand on my time is incredible and naturally, when juggling so many things, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and then fall behind on various farm projects, miss out on seasonal deadlines and then have to wait for the next year. This has always been a source of frustration in my farming life and the “brakes” slowing my progress.
So I’ve been forced to constantly think about time-management, efficiency and how to achieve the best results for the least effort. I realized that if I had a yearly plan and a month-by-month list of permaculture farming tasks in front of me, with quick-start guides at my fingertips, my life would be so much easier. I would be able to plan in advance, do things on time, in a proper way, and not have to lose sleep over encroaching deadlines.
So this led me to researching, extracting, and compiling a range of bits and pieces of theory and practice about permaculture implementation and how and when it should be done. And the end result is now something tangible, concrete and always relevant that I’ll be using year after year so that I can make the best use of my precious and limited time, money and energy!
Thus eventually speeding up the development of my farm and producing that abundance sooner rather than later…
There are a lot of voices in Permacultre and sustainable agriculture these days, but I’ve never found one more reliable, insightful and useful as William Horvath and Permaculture Apprentice. The way that he connects the dots from a wide variety of progressive practices such as holistic grazing, food forestry, keyline earthworks and many more, can only come from someone who has put them into practice through experimentation and constant observation.
Williams content is a “go to” resource for anyone wanting to build freedom for themselves by establishing their own self reliant systems. In my opinion, he is overly generous with his all inclusive, hands on, step by step instructional material. Any contribution whether it be time, money and/or energy for his information will certainly yield 10-100Xs your investment.que.
INTRODUCING THE PERMACULTURE IMPLEMENTATION CALENDAR
THE WORLD’S FIRST MONTH-BY-MONTH PRACTICAL PERMACULTURE CALENDAR, GUIDE AND IMPLEMENTATION VIDEO COURSE
This is a system for farm owners who want to speed up their farm development and create their permaculture abundance twice as fast and with less effort, without killing themselves from overwork, neglecting their family and always falling behind the schedule.
Because everyone wants a fully functioning permaculture farm yesterday, yet nobody wants to work themselves to death to get there.
With this system, you won’t be always late, falling behind, and doing a poor job of implementing things… eventually being forced to wait for the next year, and the next year, and the year after that…
Nobody likes setbacks, so why not implement your permaculture projects this year, the way they should be from the outset, and move faster to your ultimate goal of a permaculture abundance for you and your family?
How the Permaculture Implementation Calendar system works:
The program has 3 main components:
#2) The Helicopter’s View of Permaculture Implementation: 5 strategy videos to help you plan and successfully execute your yearly permaculture projects so you can hit the ground running.
#3) Implementation Guides: Written, printable, step-by-step instructions/spreadsheets/checklists for each of the tasks on the calendar. These are packaged as “quick-start” and “get ready” guides so that you can do things right the first time, without being overwhelmed by information.
… plus! You get a bonus Permaculture Farmer’s Vault with an ever-growing database of useful farm setup resources.
Once you join you’ll receive immediate access to all of the programme materials. Then, no matter what time of the year it is you can start planning, using the calendar and its instructions and start implementing the practical steps that will put you on the road to the farm you’ve always dreamed of having.
Unlike other permaculture courses, the Permaculture Implementation Calendar always stays relevant. As the seasons keep changing you’ll be always planning the current and next year, implementing, maintaining, making optimal use of the available resources… To the best of my knowledge, there is nothing similar to this anywhere to be found on this planet, online or offline…
COMPONENT #1: Yearly Month-by-Month TEMPERATE CLIMATE Calendar
—ALWAYS BE PREPARED IN ADVANCE AND NEVER MISS OUT ON THE IMPORTANT PLANTING/MANAGEMENT/MAINTENANCE/ESTABLISHMENT TIMES OF THE YEAR—
The month-by-month permaculture calendar forms the backbone of the programme. It comes in the form of an online and offline spreadsheet and printable PDF document where each of the important yearly permaculture tasks is mapped to the corresponding month.
Looking at the calendar you’ll know months in advance what to prepare
In addition to the yearly calendar, the master sheet also acts a central platform for planning your projects, noting down your observations and monitoring your farm (more on that in the video component of the programme).
You can use the calendar on your computer, smartphone or tablet and access it from anywhere, whenever you need it. Whether you’re in your office and you want to do some monthly planning, you’re on the site digging holes and you need instructions on planting, or you’re in the forest and need to know how to collect mycorrhizal mushroom spores, you’ll never feel lost and unsure of your next stage again!
Note: there are in total seven calendars that cover temperate zone climates of both hemispheres. This includes temperate (oceanic and continental),
COMPONENT #2: The Helicopter’s View of Permaculture Implementation
— Learn what and how to prioritize, plan and execute when developing your farm—
Each video lesson ties to a specific sheet in the Permaculture Implementation Calendar and builds upon the previous one. All of them have worksheets with clear and easy-to-follow instructions that will help you realistically plan and manage all farm tasks in a given year; essentially by knowing why, what, how and when!
Lesson 1. Context is Everything (Video length: 14 min)
Defining the site specifics and the vision for the farm so that you understand your context.
…because you don’t want to waste time on solutions that will not work for you…
Identifying all the tasks that need to happen and prioritizing them so that you know where to put your time, money and energy and at what time.
…because you don’t want to bite off more than you can chew, get overwhelmed and work yourself to death…
Detailing different implementation protocols (best practices) and steps so that you know how to implement and what to expect.
…because why waste your resources on reinventing the wheel when you can learn the best practices and prepare in advance?
Identifying maintenance tasks and monitoring your farm system so that you’re always on top of everything and in due time.
…because if you can’t properly maintain what you started the passion turns into drudgery and ultimately becomes a burden…
“Over-the-shoulder walkthrough” of how to use the calendar and plan yearly projects realistically so that you can start implementing immediately.
…because life is too short not to enjoy your dream farm and even shorter if you’re forced to eat supermarket food…
COMPONENT #3: Implementation Guides
— Never do a poor job again; efficiency execute all of your permaculture projects and save time, money and energy—
With these “quick-start” and “get ready” guides you’ll be able to do things on your farm much faster and work simply and effectively without being overwhelmed by information. You’ll have an idea how much time it will take, general guidelines on the budget required and I’ll even recommend what tools you’ll need for the job.
The idea is to be able to print out these documents or access them on your tablet or smartphone and use them as your reference, on- and offsite, both prior to starting and when doing the actual work.
Currently, I’m busily working on making the most important implementation guides for the November and December tasks available (for the people in the Northern Hemisphere and temperate zone climates). I’ll keep making the guides as the year progresses with the majority of spring implementation guides finished as early as January 2019.
BONUS: Permaculture Farmer’s Vault
— The farm setup resource center; your unfair advantage —
Currently, I’m working on creating a categorized collection of various permaculture working document and schemes that are randomly disseminated around the web. But, as I keep improving the programme, I’ll be adding new features and unique bonuses here!
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HOW YOUR LIFE IS ABOUT TO CHANGE – HERE’S MY PROMISE TO YOU…
- Prioritize and plan your yearly farm tasks efficiently and realistically, so that the right things get done on time
- Know exactly WHAT to do and HOW when implementing your design and setting up your farm, so you never waste your limited time and actually have visible results to show for your efforts
- Identify WHEN is the best time do each permaculture task, so you can work with nature to speed up your development, rather than against it
And you’ll avoid:
- Doing half-assed jobs just in the name of doing something
- Spreading yourself thin because you have too much on your plate
- Always being late and missing out on nature’s deadlines, having to wait for the next year, feeling defeated and ashamed that things are not going as fast as you would like…
- You’ll be ready months in advance, reminded in due time and eagerly waiting to smash that project on the first try
- You’ll know exactly what to do and when to do it
- You’ll plan realistically and execute in due time, so you can speed up your farm’s establishment and feel satisfied with your progress you’re making
frequently asked questions
Q. WHO IS THIS PROGRAMME DESIGNED FOR?
Q. I DON’T HAVE A DESIGN FOR MY FARM, CAN I STILL TAKE THE PROGRAMME?
Q. I’M IN THE TROPICS, WILL THIS PROGRAMME WORK FOR ME?
Q. I'M WONDERING IF THE CALENDAR WILL WORK FOR ME IN MY REGION/CLIMATE?
However, for now, I have to exclude sub-tropical, Mediterranean and semi-arid climates since there are specific nuances (rainfall and temperatures) that I need to account for first in order to claim that the calendar is 100% accurate for those climates as well.
Since we’re talking about the climates that are within the same latitudes and have similar seasonal changes, the current version of the calendar would still have the accurate timing for the vast majority of tasks. However, for some it wouldn’t, so in all my honestly, I need to put the disclaimer that the calendar for those climates is not ready yet.
As I see it, currently the calendar is completely ready for oceanic and continental climates, you could use it for the Mediterranean, semi-arid and sub-tropical climates as well but would need to wait for an update to get the full use of it.
Q. WHEN CAN I EXPECT A CALENDAR FOR MY CLIMATE?
A. Since the calendar is the main feature of the PIC system I plan on prioritizing the completion of other calendars as soon as early December and make them available for the public in the next enrollment phase.
I understand that the world doesn’t revolve around us in the Northern Hemisphere so next time around you can expect calendars for both hemispheres and other temperate zone climates as well; sub-tropical, semi-arid, mediterranean …
Q. I CAN SEE THAT THE CALENDAR IS STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS, WHY IS THIS?
The truth is I’ve been developing the Permaculture Implementation Calendar for my own use first as I need it as desperately as everyone else. Since I don’t have the time or resources to create the whole thing immediately, I didn’t want you to miss out on the important autumn/winter deadlines and tasks so I decided to launch it as-is and keep on updating it as the months roll out.
This way, you can buy the calendar and immediately start working with it. Otherwise, you would have had to skip another year of work. And I could not, in good conscience, do that to you, just because I’m a perfectionist who wants everything to be 100% right from the get-go!
Currently, I’m busily working on making the most important implementation guides for the November and December tasks available (for the people in the Northern Hemisphere). I’ll keep making the guides as the year progresses, with the majority of spring implementation guides finished as early as January 2019.
So don’t worry, you’ll be ahead of the calendar if you buy now. If you wait, you’ll have to buy the same product for a higher price later on.
Q. IS IT POSSIBLE TO ADD MY OWN TASKS TO THE CALENDAR?
Q. HOW MUCH LAND DO I NEED TO TAKE THE PERMACULTURE IMPLEMENTATION CALENDAR PROGRAMME?
A. There is no specific land size consideration, you could be doing your permaculture projects on your small backyard, homestead or on a 100-acre farm. In the calendar I do, however, focus on the tasks related to farm-scale permaculture so you would need to adjust your expectations accordingly and understand that to obtain full value from the course your land would need to be at least 1 acre or more.
Q. WHAT DO I NEED TO TAKE PART IN THIS PROGRAMME?
A. All you need is a computer and an Internet connection capable of streaming videos on your browser. To access all the course material: video lessons, calendar, working documents, and the bonus vault, you can use your computer, smartphone or tablet, whatever works best for you. You’ll be also able to print out the calendar and all the documents/worksheets/checklists.
Q. HOW MUCH TIME WILL I NEED TO STUDY?
A. The PIC is a self-paced course so you can take it as quickly or as slowly as you want to, it’s totally up to you. You’ll receive lifetime access to the material, so there are no time limits or deadlines, except the ones nature and the farm impose, but the programme will help with that! The video lessons are concise and to the point, at around 20 minutes each they’ll help you realistically plan your year, the working documents will help you implement changes more effectively, and the calendar will help you stay on schedule. How fast you move with your farm development is entirely up to you!
Q. WHAT IF I GET STUCK OR DON'T UNDERSTAND SOMETHING, WILL YOU HELP ME?
Q. WHAT IF THIS DOESN’T WORK FOR ME?
HERE’s WHAT MY STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE COURSES I MAKE
All of these people were struggling with their designs and implementation, overwhelmed with the information. Some of them even had multiple PDCs, but my courses helped them to put everything into structured manageable steps and take action.
As I get older, I’m not as strong as before. That’s why it’s important to me to invest my time, energy and money into proven effective practices.
I am excited that at last, I found this course as it gave me a practical plan to follow. Thanks so much for sharing your practical knowledge on permaculture.
WHO THE PERMACULTURE IMPLEMENTATION CALENDAR IS NOT DESIGNED FOR:
You don’t own any land and you’re learning just in case.
You’re are happy to take it slow and just go with the flow.
You’re not an action-taker willing to put in the physical work to establish the farm.
But, if you’re ready to put your money where your mouth is, get dirty and make everyone go green with envy…
Well, then you are in the right place at JUST the right time.
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You CAN TRY OUT PERMACULTURE IMPLEMENTATION CALENDAR (RISK-FREE) FOR 60 DAYS.
If you aren’t 100% satisfied and don’t see significant results after using the course material, then I’ll simply give you your money back.
Simply email me (firstname.lastname@example.org), explain why it didn’t work and you’ll get a full refund ASAP.
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