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As a term "permaculture" was coined in the late 1970s by Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, originally as a combination of the words "permanent" and "agriculture." The meaning has since expanded to encompass more conceptually,...

In the spring of 2011, Omega Institute completed construction on a passive house addition to the main office building to house the Omega Women's Leadership Center (OWLC). 

The structure was the second project in New York State—and the...

During the Ecological Literacy Immersion Program (ELIP), participants visited Hawthorne Valley Farm to learn about cultivating both outer and inner landscapes.

 

ELIP is a program of the Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL)....

This past December, vast groundwater reserves were discovered off the coasts of China, Australia, North America, Greenland, Suriname, Nigeria, and...

The Ecological Literacy Immersion Program invites people from all walks of life with a passion for exploring ecological design from a social, economic, and spiritual perspective. Listen to those who have had the profound experience of learning...

Omega:  In your talk, you said, “We’ve built our economy around a metaphor that has more to do with the Cold War than with life.” Can you explain what you meant?

Janine: When ecology as a science started a...

Omega: In your talk, you said the pesticides of the future will not be chemical pesticides, but "helping the helpers." What does that mean?
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Omega: You described an experiment in which you ask people go into the woods, sit, observe, and let nature come to them. It seems the same exercise could have been designed by a meditation teacher. "Do you have a meditation...

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