In a way, Permaculture began as a critique of “work,” so debate over the role of work has been a central discussion around the movement ever since. The basic debate is: should we be working harder and celebrating hard work, … Continue reading Understanding the Debate Over “Work.” Can we “Transcend” this argument?
Tree crops: what to plant and how many. Continue reading Fruit Trees: What to Plant and How Many
Who invented “permaculture?” The conventional answer is probably the most accurate and helpful one. Bill Mollison and David Holmgren “invented” or better yet “created” permaculture, coined the word, and then evolved it into a complete design system with an ever-growing community of teachers and practitioners. Continue reading Why I can’t say “indigenous people invented permaculture.”
Ben Green at the Barracks asked for a response to his critique of Permaculture, and because his critique helps us understand many critiques of Permaculture, I thought I’d take the opportunity for a quick response. Ben’s article does help identify … Continue reading Critiquing Permaculture
That’s right, climate change really is a hoax. The idea of “climate change” says there’s this separate problem, that the climate is changing, and we have to do something about that problem. The truth is climate change is not even … Continue reading “Climate Change” is a huge hoax, and we’re all literally BUYING it.
A Wardrobe Transforming Adventure for a Better Life and a Better World In putting together our earth warrior’s wardrobe, we can take direct action for a richer, more joyful life, and a better world. If we want to transform the … Continue reading Assembling Your Adventurer’s Wardrobe
Guild matrixes and Allstar plants is becoming the most important concept in my gardening. Here’s why. Continue reading On Guild Matrixes and Allstar Plants.
While our garden supplies a variety of 300 species of fruit, nuts and vegetables, many of which are choice delicacies rarely found even in expensive health-food stores, the greatest yield we obtain from our Permaculture garden is our interaction … Continue reading Deer-Proof (Critter-Proof) Permaculture (With Plant Lists!)
Want to know one of the easiest ways ever to grow a garden? Have you failed at growing a veggie garden before? Have a brown thumb ? Why not try growing a weed garden!? With people understanding that this Coronavirus … Continue reading Grow a “Weed Garden”
(Originally published, May 2015, updated January 2021) The French “Jardin de Curé” might just be the original “Permaculture garden” of temperate Europe: diverse, beautiful, abundant, easy, and custom designed for the circumstances at hand. I believe we have a lot to learn from these old, evolved gardening systems of traditional cultures, so our front yard at Lillie House was deeply inspired by this style of garden. Let me take you on a tour of our “Permaculture Jardin de Cure´” while I share some garden pictures from this morning. The “Curate” or “Cure´” was the head parishioner in the French Presbyterian … Continue reading Permaculture Jardin de Curé