Permaculture

So have you heard of permaculture?

Wikipedia describes permaculture as a “moral and ethical design system applicable to food production and land use,” as well as community design. It seeks the creation of productive and sustainable ways of living by integrating ecology, landscape, organic gardening, architecture, agroforestry, green or ecological economics, and social systems. The focus is not on these elements themselves, but rather on the relationships created among them by the way they are placed together; the whole becoming greater than the sum of its parts.”  Here is a good book written by one of Permaculture’s creators Bill Mollison: Introduction to Permaculture.

Permaculture can be applied to a tiny yard to a large farm.  I am lucky enough to be signed up for a permaculture class at Mark Shepard’s farm in Viola, Wisconsin this June.  It is being put on by my friends at Midwest Permaculture.

I am planning to post photos and info from the class.

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