Better results with less work! The whole is greater than the sum of its parts! Stack your functions! Waste = food! Integrate and diversify! Synergy and creativity! Sustainability elevated beyond a buzzword!
We’re gonna have Daniel Hartigan on with us this Wednesday to talk about the ecological design system called permaculture, along with whatever else might be on his mind. He said he’ll bring his guitar too, and his wife! Like that guy said in that book in the ’70s: Fun and education.
According to the Permaculture Institute, permaculture “teaches us how to design natural homes and abundant food production systems, regenerate degraded landscapes and ecosystems, develop ethical economies and communities, and much more. As an ecological design system, permaculture focuses on the interconnections between things more than individual parts.”
Dudes and ladies, permaculture can be a way of life; it can encompass darned near any managed system you can shake a stick at. Or, if you prefer, it can just be about gardening. That’s cool too.