What is Permaculture?

HI, its Cade here from Mesa Sostenible. I had great feedback from my first mini blog, so thank you to everyone who commented and liked across social media. I even had a few shares, so special shout out to my Sharers! 

Permaculture is a huge topic with so many multi-facets. So I thought I would define Permaculture  to get us started.

What is Permaculture? 

Defined as - per·ma·cul·ture - noun

" the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient".

I have summed it up in what I think to be a pretty precise little paragraph about it.

Permaculture is an innovative and ethics based design, making agriculture more sustainable by symbolically caring for the earth, people and sharing resources. The design of a permaculture system uses the existing natural environment to grow and produce food without the use of harsh chemicals, plowing or expensive farm machinery. It is natures version of ecologically sustainable agriculture and can be adapted to any land with minimal cost. It uses less labor and water than traditional agriculture. As a result of using permaculture practices, food production increases as the plant varieties are adapted to the specific climate and seasons. Permaculture can be used by anyone and anywhere.

Permaculture has 3 ethics –

        Care for the earth

        Care for the people (who, are part of the earth, not separate)

        Share equally of all resources (which is part of caring of course!)

I feel this is a pretty good brief definition about "What is Permaculture?" As you read, permaculture is a simple yet intricately connect natural system that is all encompassing with many elements. So keeping this short and on point to my blog style, I will go into each topic in the up coming days. Stay tuned.

 

Adios fellow Permies from El Tambo Nicaragua

Cade