Penny on Permaculture

It is difficult to explain in a few words exactly what Permaculture is. Most people have never heard of it, and are often rude and dismissive. The word was coined in the 1970s from the words Permanent and Agriculture, but it has since incorporated the concept of Culture. It is…

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Why Permaculture?

At a family lunch, some were heard to say, “We have no idea what Permaculture is, but we know it’s a load of rubbish.” Someone interjected, “It’s just another new-fangled idea.” Yet another queried, “So you want the world to starve, do you?” Permaculture is the very opposite of new-fangled.…

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Introduction to Permaculture

For tens of thousands of years, human beings knew how to feed themselves: Preservation of topsoil Crop rotation Natural fertilisers Locally grown, seasonal fruit and vegetables Fresh, free range meat, eggs and milk Freshly cooked, nutritious meals. The food they produced was rich in essential micro-nutrients. Today, with our sedentary lifestyles,…

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