In our modern world, every new action tends to start with one single consideration: MONEY! Will this new action make a good profit? But one may wonder: what good is more money, if we made a wreck of the community … Continue reading The Ethic of Transformative Action: Seek Happiness Skillfully
“Invest in growing connections to nature and community.” —The principle of transformative action For us involved in Transformative Adventures, the principle of Transformative Action is our “North Star,” guiding every action we take. When we start to see Permaculture as … Continue reading The Principle of Transformative Action
The last week or two, I’ve encountered a few people who’ve claimed that Permaculture promotes invasive plants and causes ecosystem damage. As a Permaculture Designer, that would indeed be alarming to me if it were true! Fortunately, I see very … Continue reading Does Permaculture “Promote Invasive Plants?”
Can we start Permaculture if we don’t have land? The core idea of PERMAculture is to “catch and store energy” like an ecosystem does, so that we, our friends, families, neighbors and landscapes grow healthier and more abundant naturally. Whether you … Continue reading How to do Permaculture without Land
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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.”
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