What is permaculture? What is it to practice permaculture? How does it lead to positive outcomes? The way I’ve been practicing, I’d call it a philosophy. A way of being. I think you can see it most clearly in the choices I’ve made. It is a process. It is the adjacent possible. What is this …
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.