Permaculture Gardening Beginners Part 1
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Permaculture Gardening Beginners Part 1

Permaculture is on of the most exciting subject I have ever encountered. I is exciting to learn of all the things possible when people work with nature instead of against nature. In order to understand permaculture you must first know the complete definition.

DEFINITION:

Permaculture (permanent-culture)

is a creative and artful way of living, where people and nature are all preserved and enhanced by:

  • thoughtful planning,
  • the careful use of resources
  • and a respectful approach to life.

Thus embraced, these attributes create an environment where all may thrive for untold generations.

The system of permaculture design was inspired by sustainable design science. Applicable everywhere, know as bio mimicry (observing nature).

The dust bowl of the 1930's which affected Oklahoma as well as the great plains of central US. This natural disaster occurred because of 2 generations of plowing and not putting anything back into the soil. The jet stream shifted and then came the draught, making farming unsustainable. Most people fled to California in search of a better life.

There are many areas of the world now arid and barren land. Were once great food producing areas. Places like Iraq, Northern Africa where civilizations collapsed.

CONSUMPTION OVER THE LAST 100 YEARS

  • 1/2 topsoil
  • 1/2 oil
  • 1/2 rainforests
  • 1/3 natural gas
  • 1/3 coal
  • The goal of permaculture design reverses consumption into creation by the following:
  • build topsoil
  • produce the energy we consume
  • regrow the rainforests and others
  • create sustainable communities

One way that we can start the process of regeneration is to start small a build into a consumption generation.

Think how nice it would be to go out in your yard and gather up supper for the night. I realize this not for everyone. However, given the price of food and all of the controversy over GMO's which have frightened me from the beginning. Put that together with all of the peptides being used today and I do believe that we will soon begin to look at permaculture in a different light.

As noted in the title this is only part 1 of a series of articles I intend to write on permaculture. I need to do some more research on permaculture gardens. before my next article. Water has become a major problem in most of our cities today. If permaculture is possible then I believe it is incumbent upon us to make it a priority to find out just how it works and how it will work for us in our own homes. Knowledge is the key to all problems and that knowledge has been made available to us through the internet. All we need to do. is avail ourselves of the knowledge. See you soon in part 2

Sharon


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