Permaculture Prime Directive

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 […]

Permaculture Design as Meditation

There are many different takes on what real “permaculture design” is. Maps and surveys, hours spent fussing over the contours and placement. Charettes, meetings, and design methods with silly acronyms like O’BREDIMET give us a form and a process to follow. What actually happens through that process? What do the circumstances tell us is most […]

Permaculture Lines & Levels

Energy (earth) & Awareness (people). Energy is external, physical world, awareness is internal. Energy is required to interface between systems; the energy cost of interaction increases the further apart systems are from each other in terms of storing energy and/or awareness. Permaculture is a tool that increases our awareness so that we can capture and/or store […]