Careful crafting of your goal in permaculture design is as important. The right words matter, weather just in your head or on paper! Subtle differences in intent leads to different outcomes.
Permaculture combines our will, our wants and desires, with the reality around us. It helps us match that imagined state with the world as it really exists. Permaculture is the magical combination of intent and interaction with the complex systems around us.
Permaculture is the space to allow the emergence of a set of practices that meet the test of the ethics: Care of Earth, People, and the Future.
I want to take a moment to address the idea that permaculture is only a kind of “gardening”. Nothing can be further from the truth! We create our world from the things around us, permaculture helps us arrange and optimize them. Sometimes, for any number of reasons, a garden is just not possible. Permaculture still […]
Whether you’re for or against him, the election of Donald Trump to the POTUS is a clear signal that levels of disorder are increasing around us. If this trend continues the next shock of disorder will be even bigger. I think the direct results of this will be that which sustains us eventually will be consumed […]
A new word: Symmathesy, from this long article. I think this is an interesting idea, to coin a new word. Or, even a bit presumptuous? It’s a move in the right direction. Perhaps the word itself will one day become quite functional. At the very least the author has captured the motion of life as […]
My work with the GLPDC has had a number of effects. One of the things that has happened is that we advanced how we each understand and explain Mollison’s idea of the core model. I’d like to take this opportunity to capture my interpretation of it and share it with the world. It starts as […]
A new project for the new year, a rocket stove! I’d like to build a rocket stove in a greenhouse with a batch box. So, the testing begins. The basic design is drawn from Peterburg Batch Box Dimensions and my working knowledge. It’s only got a 4” riser and with the box being 9” x 11.5” x […]
When we design, we are always building for future floods, future fires, future droughts, and planting a tree a few inches tall that will be future forest giants, throw future shadows. Future populations will need future soils and forest resources, shelter, security. So somebody needs to range ahead in time, scout out the next century. […]