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The Permaculture Research Institute of Europe in Tolfa?


By the way, should it be of interest to establish PRI Europe in Tolfa, Italy:

This could be done as a part of the towns commons, maybe in cooperation with p2p-foundation. Pål Steigan is a friend of mine, and he has now got this culture monastery:

Anyway I might go there next year, to see if I can help Steigan with his new media company Mot Dag. And to support the commons of the town. A PRI-institute as part of the most alive commons in Europe should be quite unique in my opinion. Steigan is an influential person there, and it was the mayor that offered him the monastery. Steigan supports permaculture.

Øyvind Holmstad

The fields of Tolfa are held as a commons. Why not have the Permaculture Research Institute of Europe here?

Image: Ra Boe

Hi Oyvind, 
We run PRI Australia and PRI Jordan. Other PRIs are run by locals/residents of the specific areas. They are set up in conjunction with our PRI Master Plan team, but what we offer is primarily advice and consulting services in setting them up. If you or someone else is interested in setting up a PRI Europe please do get in touch with more details and I will connect you to the right person. 
Kind Regards, 

Amatullah Duniam
Education Coordinator


Thank you very much! I will discuss the matters with Pål Steigan, if there are possibilities to use the commons of Tolfa for permaculture, and if he can open up his monastery for education classes? In earlier times it was common that the land around towns were held as commons for the towns residents, and I think it should become like this again. Tolfa is therefore a very good example, still practicing this ancient tradition.

Kind regards,
Øyvind Holmstad


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