“It’s a Beautiful Thing.”

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.


5 thoughts on ““It’s a Beautiful Thing.”

  1. I love your ideas. When we bought this house in Hawaii on 1/2 acre of mostly lawn, I could not WAIT to dig it all up and plant something interesting! It’s so lovely now – and 1/2 acre here is worth the 60 we had in Maine. Because here in Hawaii, nothing ever dies. Well, never if it’s healthy! So you plant like crazy and then spend the rest of your life cutting it back! But it’s fun, and so prolific. Enjoy the journey! 🙂

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      1. I love that you’re striking out exploring. We’ve done Hawaii with 2 small kids in tow, 6000 miles from home, never having been to the place – it was, er, stressful, to say the least. No way to backpack here, we just flew and dragged duffle bags everywhere. The second time we came – 12 yrs ago – we had never seen this particular island, either. Came blind, but just the two of us and we had a bit of cash so it wasn’t horrible. Though it was stressful too. So I’m all for backpacking and taking one’s time. Seems quite sensible to me 😉 xo

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