Behold: The next rocket stove design to test, a box rocket! Luckily consumer culture has just the thing to make a stovetop, a cast iron casserole pan. It burned reasonably well when the wind wasn’t knocking over the chimney. It burnt much better when we converted it to a standard J tube (sorry no pictures). […]
Always, always, always, we work in context with what is before us. When we design we work from the midst of someone else’s decisions as our starting point. We enter into the scale of permanence rather than defining it.
Permaculture will not be given to us by our parents. You can’t buy it at the garden store. It won’t be shipped in from California or Chile. We need to build its systems from scratch with our own two hands. Permaculture can only grow where we are, from that which surrounds us.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
I’m feeling really good about my new thinking on the permaculture flower, my thinking has congealed a bit since I first posted on it. All of a sudden I see what I previously perceived as a mundane categorization, as a valuable tool when examining and balancing any system. David Holmgren, the co-originator of permaculture says […]