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7 Easy Ways to get Started with Permaculture

7 Easy Ways to get Started with Permaculture

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Permaculture

Permaculture

Permaculture is a conscious design method that seeks to create sustainable and self-sufficient human habitats by imitating the patterns and relationships found in natural ecosystems. It is a holistic approach that integrates human activity with the natural environment in a mutually beneficial way, promoting biodiversity, resource efficiency, and ecological resilience

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1Become a Student

1Become a Student

Just like any new skillset, learning to be an ecological designer takes time, commitment, and a willingness to let people teach you things.

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2. Grow Something

2. Grow Something

No matter where you live, find a way to grow any amount of food. Herbs on the windowsill, potatoes in the community garden down the road; anywhere is better than nowhere, and better spots will open up once you start connecting with the plants.

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3. Build Soil

3. Build Soil

If you can find opportunities to build compost, spread mulch, and plant cover crops, prioritize it. If you don't have access to land, make a tiny worm bin and use the castings in your house plants. Whatever situation you're in now, these skills will always be important, so make a point to go out and do soil building activities wherever you can, and learn about the life in the soil and how you can help it to thrive.

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4.Focus on the Water

4.Focus on the Water

Every ecological system is in a relationship with water, and so are you. Start practicing ways to catch, clean, conserve, direct, and protect water, in your home and garden and also in your larger bioregion.

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5.Observe Patterns in Nature

5.Observe Patterns in Nature

Make time every day to look deeply into your surroundings, and learn to recognize patterns and relationships between the living systems around you. See the world through the eyes of other species, and empathize.

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6. Make notes about the patterns you see.

6. Make notes about the patterns you see.

Make notes about the patterns you see. Keep a garden journal. Write stories about your experiences. Document species and varieties and anomalies. Make charts and lists and mindmaps. Do all of the above or just a few, but the more you write, the more you will learn, and the better you will be able to share what you learn with others.

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7. Fall in Love with Feedback

7. Fall in Love with Feedback

Harvest comes in many forms, including feedback from the humans and other species in your system. Feedback, of both positive and negative types, is a designer's most valuable tool. Tune in, capture the data, get your ego out of the way, and constantly adjust your strategies and perspectives,based on what you learn from feedback.

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BILL MOLLISON

Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.

BILL MOLLISON

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