Permaculture principles

Tour the Pollinator Sanctuary and Learn the Basics of Permaculture

If you shift your focus from planting only for yourself, to planting for a whole non-human community, you will discover that you receive more. As you feed pollinators, so they will feed you.

The Evolution of My Cards and My Mission

Ever since I completed my Permaculture Design Certificate, I’ve been searching for ways to engage the public on Permaculture garden design and various environmental topics. I did some consultations, started writing articles, and gave workshops on topics ranging from seed saving and sprouting to no-trash challenges for school kids. I’ve been studying herbalism, foraging,

Saving Seeds for a Self Sufficient Garden

It’s that time again, the time when the rains come, and the plants turn brown, their flowers going to seed. It’s time to collect and save seeds.   Seed saving may be the most neglected element of gardening. Every winter, most of us feast our eyes upon the pages of seed catalogs, drooling over the

Ethics and Principles – The Foundation of Permaculture

The practice of Permaculture is grounded in ethics and principles, and many new permaculture students get bogged down by them, impatient to move forward and learn the actual design system. “Why all this philosophy?” they ask. “I just want to learn to design amazing gardens and grow a lot of food.” It’s easy to

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