Sometimes, when we’re caught up in the day to dayness of everything, I wonder if we’re losing sight of the permaculture project we’d planned. Are we still on the same page with our goals?
It’s mother’s day, and Verd is on the phone talking to his mother. I don’t know what she’s saying, but it’s a catalyst for an impassioned monologue on the value of a neglected garden. The neglected garden is the one we’re now occupying. By neglected I mean, we don’t sweep up the leaves, tend the lawn, weed, or intervene in what nature wants to do. The reward is being able to observe the biodiversity that has moved in and see the accursed lawn being overrun with far prettier things.
We’re still on the same page.
We’re looking at property in northern Spain and can’t decided how much land we desire. A part of us wants a lot so that we can let it rewild, let succession take its course and see what moves in. Part of us wants something easy to manage. What would we do with 1/4 acre? What can be achieved with 20 acres?
Let’s start with 1.
Limestone Permaculture Farm is just one acre of activity. It’s home to a family, sheep, ducks, chickens and upcycled caravan, which serves a shop for the produce. The owner described permaculture as life changing and questioned why he wouldn’t want to share it.
“It’s a beautiful thing.”
The Film Feast for the Future is now going to focus on permaculture practices around the world, new, old, small and large.
Hope you find something to inspire.