What is Permaculture? It is How Earth Earths
The Ethical Intentions of Permaculture
Care of Earth as the source of life.
Care of People is why we garden in the first place
Return the Surplus
to Earth and People
Designing New Systems and Structures
"Permaculture is that it is the design arm of a paradigm shift. To be more specific, it’s the design approach for achieving the goals of the sustainability movement. And I mean sustainability in the largest sense, not just environmental sustainability but social and ethical as well." -- Toby Hemenway
The Root Practices of Permaculture
Thoughtful and Protracted Observation
What is the state of the system? The elements? The relationships? The Energy flow?
Whole Systems Thinking
Permaculture offers a way to engage with the whole world -- on a small scale, while keeping in mind a vision for the larger design.
Start Small, Then Expand
Align with Natural Energies and Forces
We start small, with low risk, then expand what has energy and life.
The same elemental building blocks evolve into many diverse, intelligent, systems. What begins as a small experiment can evolve or sometime burst into a myriad of successful co-creative regenerative ecosystems.
Living the New Story
At Dancing TreePeople Farm
We experiment and play with new ideas...
and a new way of being.
How do we bring about a just and sustainable presence on planet Earth?
What is ours to contribute at this moment?
At Dancing TreePeople Farm
The 13 Principles of Permaculture Design
Work With and Within Nature
Cooperate with natural agencies and forces
The Problem is an Opportunity
We are only limited by imagination
Least Change for the Greatest Effect
Choose where to place your energy
...to natural forces
Everything is in relationship
One element has many functions
Strive to optimize and cycle energy flow in the system
Stability is directly proportional to the number of beneficial connections
Succession of Evolution
Give it time
Creativity happens on the edge
Info as a Resource
Bad info = bad design.
Good info is needed for good design
Yield is Theoretically Unlimited
Nature can be infinitely abundant
Unknown Good Benefit
Choose to rust in a benevolent Universe
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