What is Permaculture?

Larry Korn, a permaculture teacher and advocator of natural farming the Fukuoka way, told a story about a radio interview with another permaculture activist.  The first question put to him was:  “What is permaculture?” Giving a succinct definition that would inspire anyone to engage with permaculture seems elusive.  Permaculture practitioners demonstrate what it is by doing. … More What is Permaculture?

Permaculture Principles: Part VI

Permaculture Principles Part I Permaculture Principles Part II Permaculture Principles Part III Permaculture Principles Part IV Permaculture Principles Part V “In this age, the mere example of non-conformity, the mere refusal to bend the knee to custom, is itself a service. Precisely because the tyranny of opinion is such as to make eccentricity a reproach, … More Permaculture Principles: Part VI

Permaculture Principles: Part V

Permaculture Principles Part I Permaculture Principles Part II Permaculture Principles Part III Permaculture Principles Part IV “Diversity is a survival factor for the community itself. A community of a hundred million species can survive anything short of total global catastrophe. Within that hundred million will be thousands that could survive a global temperature drop of … More Permaculture Principles: Part V

Permaculture Principles: Part IV

Permaculture Principles Part I Permaculture Principles Part II Permaculture Principles Part III When I first undertook a permaculture design certificate course, I got very excited about edible plants.  Many hours were spent researching plants – first, into the edibility of Britain’s native plants, and then, onto other edible perennials.  My thinking commenced with the details of the project, … More Permaculture Principles: Part IV