Category Archives: permaculture

A better way to grow

The introduction of large scale farming geared towards world production on the shoulders of a relatively small number of producers, was a recipe for a degraded and highly travelled food supply. This movement virtually guaranteed that food quality would become … Continue reading

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Listening to what Nature says

Gardeners must dance with feedback, play with results, turn as they learn. Learning to think as a gardener is inseparable from the acts of gardening. Learning how to garden is learning how to slow down. Wise is the person whose … Continue reading

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What good is it?

The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant, ‘What good is it?’ If the land mechanism as a whole is good, then every part is good, whether we understand it or not. If … Continue reading

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The big question

“Is it all worth it? If we do our best to heal the Earth and make our place in her a sustainable one, is there a good chance that we will succeed?…to my mind that’s the wrong question. Even if … Continue reading

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The profit in permaculture

Permaculture’s potential for . . . profitability and productivity may be trumped only by wild nature. Is it financially profitable? No, it’s money-saving, and that’s the point for many of us. In our society freedom is only possible for those … Continue reading

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Save or savor?

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to …save the world and a desire to …savor the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. – E.B. White

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