Permaculture Principles

| 10/8/2013 11:45:00 AM

HISFarmPermaculture principles, share the surplus or limit consumption? The definition by some practitioners of permaculture state three principles, they are usually stated as Care for the Earth, the People and the Future. But according to, some also express caring for the future as  sharing the surplus, limiting consumption or re-invest the surplus. You can find out more about their movie and their passion by going to their website,

The movie,  Permaculture: The Growing Edge, is an antidote to environmental despair, a hopeful and practical look at a path to a viable, flourishing future. The film introduces us to inspiring examples of projects, and includes a visit to David Holmgren’s own homestead, tracking deer with naturalist Jon Young, sheet mulching an inner-city garden with Hunters Point Family, transforming an intersection into a gathering place with City Repair, and joining mycologist Paul Stamets as he cleans up an oil spill with mushrooms. We interview some of the key figures in the Permaculture movement, including David Holmgren, Penny Livingston-Stark, James Stark, Paul Stamets, Mark Lakeman, Dr. Elaine Ingham, Maddy Harland, and others.

Permaculture is a sustainable system of earth care that offers solutions to many of our grave environmental problems and a hopeful, proactive vision of change. The Permaculture movement, started by Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the 1970s, is now a worldwide network of skilled ecological designers, teachers, food growers, natural builders, environmental activists and visionaries. “Permaculture is the key to a post-carbon future,” says Maddy Harlan, editor of Permaculture Magazine.

Permaculture practitioners usually are planning hundreds of years in the future and how what they are doing now will affect the environment for all of us. Permaculture:  Permanent Agriculture is a system that follows and mimics nature to create a sustainable living systems similar to a forest garden. 

10/9/2013 8:41:00 AM

Chris, sounds like you have had quite the life journey. I'm so glad that you have discovered the meaning of life. Permaculture is great but the real meaning is a spiritual one as you have discovered. ***** I'm not exactly gardening with permaculture but close. I mine the neighborhood yard waste and use it in deep mulch for my garden. I guess that would be community permaculture even though most gets transported nine miles to my big garden. ***** Have a great day being the fall creation.