Do you want a resilient farm that provides your food and crops, a garden that produces varieties of herbs and flowers, and a habitat for wildlife? If so, you can try to make a permaculture ecosystem. It requires much practice, patience, and determination, but it will be worth it once you have that productive permaculture garden.
- Permaculture is the design and maintenance of productive ecosystems with the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems.”
- Permaculture’s prime directive is to do your best to take care of your own needs. Taking care of your own needs doesn’t mean you have to become completely self-reliant. Instead, you have to do your best to make the highest use of resources available to you.
- The permaculture design uses three ethics:
- Care for earth
- Care for people
- Reinvest surplus
- There are six permaculture principles that can help build a more productive ecosystem:
- Observe and interact with the land.
- Connect and integrate the pieces.
- Catch and store energy and materials.
- Each component must perform multiple functions.
- Make the smallest change for the greatest effect. Look for leverage points where the least amount of work can accomplish the most difference.
- Use small-scale, intensive systems.
- To get started on permaculture, you must know that it takes a lot of practice. It’s okay to experiment and fail. From all your experiments, collect data so you can learn how to make an even more productive and successful system.
- For more permaculture resources, you can read more articles, consult with a certified permaculture designer, or sign up for a permaculture mini-course.
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