Mr. Nurture and I started learning about permaculture a couple years ago – right around the time we began our journey to green. The more we learned, the more interesting it became and we went on permaculture overload! We read articles, watched documentaries, researched the history of the movement… it all fit right into our pie-in-the-sky dream of one day owning a piece of land to raise animals and grow our own food.
What is Permaculture?
Permaculture is an ecological design system for sustainability in all aspects of our lives. Permaculture teaches us how to build natural homes, grow our own food, restore diminished landscapes and ecosystems, catch rainwater, build communities, take care of waste and much more.
The philosophy within permaculture is one of working with rather than against nature. It teaches us to create settings and construct ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and the resilience of natural ecosystems. In the spirit of sustainability, it also teaches us to allow natural and designed ecosystems to demonstrate their own evolutions. (source)
Here, I’ll keep a running tab of any useful information or resources relating to the Permaculture movement.
Permaculture In Practice
The Permaculture Concept