Permaculture Workshop

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Last week we also enjoyed a Permaculture Workshop both at the Training Center and in the field visiting a local huerto. I’ve recently been introduced to the idea of Permaculture, which Wikipedia (yes, I’m being lazy) defines as: a theory of ecological design which seeks to develop sustainable human settlements and agricultural systems, by attempting to model them on natural ecosystems.” I couldn’t have said it better myself.

We learned about the Australian Bill Mollison who is credited as being the “father of permaculture.” In addition, we learned about the various steps involved in designing a permaculture site from conducting a needs assessment to accounting for each of the 5 Zones that Mollison outlines going from the more populated area like a house or building (Zone 1) to the wildest area (Zone 5).

Read more about permaculture here.

Enjoy, Mari

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