I am fascinated by these concepts. Thinking every day about how I will start putting things in place in our current urban setting as practice before we move to the village. I start school in January and am really looking forward to getting additional knowledge to help us reach our goals.
The Sprout recently completed his Permaculture Design Certificate through Oregon State University! Despite his back injury over a year ago, Jesse has used this time to seek knowledge about how to be a steward of the earth. It’s been fun to watch him learn this new language and fall even harder for the practice it describes. When you can’t stop talking about something, it’s a pretty good sign that you’re in love with it.
What is permaculture? Jesse would tell you it’s a design process and methodology for creating human settlements and agricultural efforts to work with nature, not against it. If you’re interested, here are some permaculture definitions by people in the field. If you’d like some keywords, think harmony, sustainability, resiliency, creativity, diversity, and balance.
These chickens at Urban Digs Farm are a perfect example of permaculture at work. http://www.urbandigsfarm.com/
As far as I can tell, it’s not just for hippies…
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