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Lessons from Permaculture
Transcript of Lessons from Permaculture
Resilience through Redundancy
Every type of organism should perform multiple functions
Every function should be performed by multiple organism types
The case for multi-functionalists
There's no such thing as waste
Don't give up on your mistakes.
Fix what you break
Embrace diversity without spreading yourself too thin
Tools and Garden Supplies
Identify disruptive forces
Reinforce and maintain your flows and channels.
Make sure grooves don't turn into ruts.
Remove known toxins early, let the rest grow
What does not fit your current needs
Shifting Long and Short Term Priorities through Observation & Experimentation
Record (and eat) Your Findings
Refine your Framework and Adapt Your System
Test some ideas
Failure is OK!
Our household nutrient distribution chain
Sometimes, a temporary solution is all you have
throw it again!
Used to be grass
...and managing expectations
Pear tree - with bandage and sling
Aphids love kale
The best time to plant a tree is 10 years ago, the second best time is now.
The best place to save your seeds is in the ground
Individual life cycles
Plan for the ideal, but expect it to change
Discover value you didn't know was there
Understand your resource flows
Understand your Plan in Phases 1 month to 20 years
You might be surprised at what can grow.
Define Opportunities and Challenges
Dynamic Scoping with Nature
Resistance vs Flexibility
Have a canning recipe and mason jars ready
Plan for your successes
Map your changes &
take advantage of opportunities
Note your actions & observations
Beneficial Insect Attractor
Structure for other plants
Soil & Moisture Retention
Fill the space to maximize use
Want to Learn More?
Identify Patterns in the Environment
trading with others
compost on site