The permaculture vegetable garden I currently have is a much smaller endeavor than the first one I built. And while the first garden had plenty of sun, this garden has a lot of shade. The half-acre property where I live is surrounded by very tall trees, and a hill to the south; and there was really only one place that made sense to put the garden. Continue reading “Introducing my permaculture vegetable garden 2020”
This is another one of my faves. Resources are all around us, although we don’t always recognize them. But once you put your mind to it, you can become quite creative in your hunt for resources. Let’s start with the obvious one: compost.
Compost is everywhere. It happens in your gutters, it happens in the garden, and if you’re as bad a housekeeper as I am, it happens in your fridge. Continue reading “Permaculture Principle #5 – Use and value renewable resources and services”
Most people consider energy to be only something that you buy, to turn on your lights or heat your house. But electricity is not the only renewable energy floating around in the world. The natural energies are everywhere, and with ingenuity and knowledge, we can learn to harness these energies in a sustainable and low-impact way, to provide for our needs without damaging our earth. Continue reading “Permaculture Principle #2 – Catch and Store Energy”
On top of the 3 Permaculture Ethics – Earth Care, People Care, & Fair Share – the visionaries of permaculture, Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, created a permaculture principles list to help guide practitioners of permaculture in building the most abundant, ecologically sound, stable, and self-regulating landscapes possible. Continue reading “The Permaculture Principles, and How to Use Them”