Permaculture . . . the real cost of the global food system

“First feel fear, then get angry. Then go with your life into the fight.” Bill Mollison Bill Mollison describes permaculture as a common sense, practical way to design your life. The system came to him in a moment of revelation. He chose the term ‘permaculture’ because of its Latin roots: ‘permanens’ meaning lasting, continuing, ongoing, … More Permaculture . . . the real cost of the global food system

Permaculture principles . . . the other six

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” Anne Frank Continuing from the previous post and first six permaculture principles; I’ve worked through them numerically in the order they appear in David’s Holmgren’s Permaculture Principles. However, permaculture principles can be applied in any order in all … More Permaculture principles . . . the other six

Permaculture principles . . . the first six

“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.” ~ Dwight Eisenhower Principles that can be applied in all situations and places are used when designing permaculture activities and projects. There are variations of permaculture principles, based on two models: those of Bill Mollison and those of David Holmgren (the co-founders of … More Permaculture principles . . . the first six

Permaculture . . . ethics

“Permaculture is revolution disguised as organic gardening.” ~ Graham Burnett, ‘Permaculture – A Beginners Guide’ Permaculture is about designing for sustainable living. It is based on three ethics: Care for the earth; Care for people; and Fair share. To become familiar with permaculture ethics, a simple exercise is for each of the ethics, think of … More Permaculture . . . ethics

Permaculture . . . the not so good oil

“We are not good at recognizing distant threats even if their probability is 100%. Society ignoring [peak oil] is like the people of Pompeii ignoring the rumblings below Vesuvius.” ~James R. Schlesinger Following on from last week’s “if permaculture is the answer climate change is the question” … Part 2 of my research project for … More Permaculture . . . the not so good oil

Permaculture . . . all out, everybody change for climate change

“Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” ~ Bill Mollison For me, part of gaining an understanding about permaculture is not only the how and what but the why. One of the things I learned is… if permaculture is the answer, climate change is the question. Climate change … More Permaculture . . . all out, everybody change for climate change