Last week’s “Science Friday” on NPR had a segment on gardening, and it was a good example of why we need Permaculture. It can help show why Permaculture offers us something very different from the approach taught in most Master … Continue reading Science VS Permaculture? Organics VS Synthetics? Heirlooms VS Hybrids?
I thought I’d share what my idea of a good, happy life is, because I think these are the same things our society needs on the whole. And since and good Permaculture design process or Transformative Adventure begins with a deep look at our goals, this is one of our central question. How will we get where we want to be if we don’t even know where we’re going? Continue reading The Map to a Happy Life
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.”
And the current political divide in permaculture continues, as Richard Perkin’s shares his appreciation of Jordan Peterson on Instagram. It looks like some folks are using this moment as an opportunity to divide Permaculture along culture war lines. Curtis Stone … Continue reading Jordan Peterson Vs. Permaculture
Winter 2022, January 10th – March Monday/Wednesday evenings, 6-9 PM, EST. Want to become a leader in building a more just and sustainable society? Want to make a real career doing it? What we need is a DIY Green New … Continue reading Announcing: The Transformative Adventures Permaculture Design Certificate Course AND Landscape Transformation Program Bootcamp.
The Transformative Landscape Initiative seeks to help people create truly regenerative and societally impactful landscapes through a number of support tools, including information, sample letters, promotional materials, yard signs, AND recognition from an organization including thousands of members. If you … Continue reading Endorse the Transformative Landscape Criteria
It matters that we call Permaculture design. This piece by Toby Hemenway, author of Gaia’s Garden, is still the best update on the Topic since Mollison and Holmgren coined the word. Acording to Hemenway, it is confusing because we find … Continue reading What is Permaculture? Why is it confusing? Why does it matter?
(These are the shocking “pest” that cause problems, especially weeds in native gardens. Recognize them?) Last Spring, I went out to visit a large local “native prairie” garden around town and found landscapers there getting ready to till … Continue reading The #1 Most Shocking Reason for Weeds in Native Gardens:
If we want to grow food, heal ecosystems, get healthy, or interact in pretty much any biological system (which includes human communities) probably the single most useful thing we can understand is the 80/20 principle, or the Pareto curve. Simply … Continue reading How to Learn What to Learn: The Pareto Principle
As a teacher, trainer, speaker and author on homesteading, sustainable living, activism, art, and farming there is one key “complaint” I have heard from people literally hundreds of times: They get stuck. They can’t figure out what they want, or … Continue reading How to ACTUALLY Transform our Lives and Achieve our Dreams