What Is Permaculture?
Permaculture is a system of agricultural and social design principles centered
around simulating the pattern and features observed in natural ecosystems.
The word “Permaculture” originated from the words permanent and agriculture. The words were modified to mean a permanent culture for the future generations.
People who practice permaculture tend to possess as a spirit of independence and motivation and accumulate a myriad of knowledge and skills,
Simply put, it is a holistic design strategy that fosters a sustainable way of living.
Permaculture in Action
Beyond the Concepts:
As a designer, I have honed my ability to read the landscape, see a vision of your property in the future and describe the potential options. I also have developed a skill of reading people. I can help you weigh the dreams you have for your property with the current resources and labor you have available. In this way, I can help you to craft a realistic plan that you can actually begin to implement.
This is where Permaculture becomes practical instead of conceptual.
The term Permaculture has been used for over 30 years
. So many people have hired a “Permaculture Designer” to walk their property and then hire them to create an extensive design.
How many of these wonderful designs are still rolled up in a tube on a closet shelf?
I feel successful when my clients are actually implementing the ideas we discuss.
I don’t want to give you a fancy drawing that sits on the shelf.
I want to support you do something productive and rewarding.
One of the goals of Permaculture is to re-learn or
re-member how to work and harmonize with natural systems for our everyday living needs.
We work towards this goal by combining sustainable ancient wisdom, using appropriate technology, working with nature and honing our mindful observation skills.
With an intention to meet our own needs for shelter, food, clean water, energy, etc. we can make a lighter impact on our precious resources.
By adopting these concepts to our daily life we can make the transition from being dependent consumers to becoming responsible producers.