Introduction to Permaculture
Permaculture is a design practice for developing regenerative human communities. While supporting the needs of the people, it maintains an environmental focus on sustainability. Permaculture enhances the unique biological resources in each individual region, enriching plant and animal communities. It is also a philosophy into which many people are gathering to come together and take on the responsibility of working with nature, not against it.
In this section, you will get an introduction into what permaculture is doing for communities and the environment. This insight will be shared by leading experts who you can study to explore more of this topic later. One of the many pieces of permaculture are bound to intrigue you to study deeper!
The Permaculture Principles guide our design decisions and formulate the structure of our Permaculture system. We are using David Holmgren’s 12 principle version which are used to help guide every Permaculture design. Oregon State University Free Permaculture Course (http://open.oregonstate.edu/courses/p…)
Tune into the next video for some permaculture wisdom from Geoff Lawton, who is an internationally-recognized permaculture educator consultant & practitioner:Click here to change this text
Permaculture: Geoff Lawton at TEDxAjman
“…working with nature not against it…”
The Power of Permaculture | Ryan Harb | TEDxUtica
Check this out for another perspective: Principles of Permaculture from “Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual” by Bill Mollison one of the founders of Permaculture.
Next, Why Permaculture?
Permaculture Design for Water
Permaculture Design for Food
Now what, are you hooked on permaculture? Want to learn more…?
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Books About Permaculture:
- Free PDF books (in Spanish)
- Earth Care Manual – Patrick Whitefield
- Permaculture: A Beginners Guide – Graham Burnett
- Permaculture Design: a Step by Step Guide – Aranya
- People & Permaculture – Looby Macnamara
- Permaculture Principles & Pathways Beyond Sustainability – David Holmgrem
- A Designers’ Manual – Bill Mollison
- The Permaculture Garden – Graham Bell
- Creating a Forest Garden – Martin Crawford
- Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-scale Permaculture – Toby Hemenway
- Earth User’s Guide to Permaculture – Rosemary Morrow
Links to Permaculture Learning Opportunities:
- Geoff Lawton PDC – Permaculture Design Course
Online & offline courses:
- Permaculture Association Europe, Australia, Canada, Ecuador, India, Palest
Permaculture Groups Around the World
- The Común Tierra Project is a research of sustainable communities in Latin America
- Permaculture worldwide Network will let you know what is going on in the world of permaculture
- Network of ecovillages, intentional communities, permaculture farms, social projects and retreat centers https://www.numundo.org/?lang=en
- Need help? Permaculture Design International helps you get your project running
- A man growing with trees
- PermaJam is a music festival that aims to restore the land through cultivating harmony between the land and the people
- Permaculture Association support members in Britain and contribute to Permaculutre worldwide https://www.permaculture.org.uk/
- Permaculture Scotland
- Permaculture Wales
- Permaculture Australia
Other things you may find Interesting to incorporate in your Permaculture learning expedition:
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA):
- More Information About CSA
- Just Food– an organization that trains urban community members to start and manage CSA projects in partnership with their farmers
The dry toilet
The dry toilet – Le toilette séche
Smells of Success
DIY cheap composting toilet
You’re into it, awesome! Keep on learning and keep on growing!
Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) http://www.susana.org/en/
“Water for People is an international nonprofit working across 9 countries to bring safe water and sanitation to 4 million people”
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