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Tag : Permaculture (12)

9 Permaculture practices

Mother Earth News / Jessi Bloom / June/July 2017

We’re all stewards of the land, blessed to be living here, and it’s our critical responsibility to make sure we honor the natural resources that help us live. Permaculture design provides a great toolkit for doing this, and it can also help simplify your life and make your landscape more resilient. Practicing permaculture can be fun and rewarding on many levels.

Though it’s complex and can take years to learn, I’m going to help simplify permaculture for you. First and foremost, permaculture is rooted in ethics, which can act as a filter to help you make decisions:

  • Take care of the Earth.
  • Take care of people — starting with yourself!
  • Share resources and abundance.

You can learn from a number of different ecological design principles, creation techniques, and even technical jargon, but I’ll let you save all that for your own adventures in learning permaculture. Here, I’ll focus on some easy ways to get started on your journey.

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SNG Sustainability Fair and Market – Presentations

Sustainable North Grenville / 29 March 2019

The 12th Annual Sustainability Fair and Market will be held on Sunday April 14 from 10am to 3pm at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. As before, the fair will be complemented by an electric vehicle show in the arena and a wide range of workshops and presentations. We encourage participants to come early because the presentations will begin right away and run back-to-back for the full event.

SNG’s very own Chris Weissflog will be presenting on “Affordable, Efficient, Zero Emission Housing”. Chris founded EcoGen Energy in 2007. EcoGen has designed and built solar water heating systems, combined solar thermal / heating systems, photovoltaic (PV) including grid-tied and off-grid systems, low-energy HVAC systems, and now complete Passive House level homes. His presentation will look at the kind of housing that is needed in the face of the climate crisis: describe what affordable, efficient, zero-emission housing is and how it is different from existing and code-level homes. He will explore what EcoGen is now building to meet that need.

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Bringing the wealth home – Intelligent design at InishOge Farm

Peak Moment TV / 29 January 2016

“We had a different notion of real wealth…we converted [our paper money] wealth into this land and home,” says Steve Unger. Mary Coll adds that they’re storing wealth in their knowledge, and by building a low-tech handmade house with no need for outside “experts” for maintenance.

Scaling permaculture principles to other systems

Peak Prosperity / 17 October 2015

One place we increasingly find a lot of hope are when we see the incredible things people are doing to farm regeneratively and profitably, as is the case for Farmland LP on the large size and Singing Frogs Farm on the small side of things. But what about people who live in urban or suburban areas? Is there anything an urban person can do besides grow a few herbs in a pot on an upper balcony?

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Resiliency in the face of Climate Change

resilience.org / Karen Rybold-Chin / 04 September 2015

Resilience is a common principal of permaculture, says Dave Boehnlein, co-author of the book Practical Permaculture.

In this Mother Earth News interview, Boehnlein stresses the importance of incorporating redundancy, such as with planning access to potable water. “If the water stops coming from a municipal system, then what’s your back-up plan? Six bottles in the basement? Great. When those run out, what’s your back-up plan?”

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Permaculture, homesteading, and compost-powered heating

Possible Media / 05 April 2013

Ben Falk is a permaculture designer based in Moretown, Vermont. In this video, he speaks about different aspects of homesteading and cold weather, notably his wood cook-stove which also heats water, and his compost-powered greenhouse heating system. He also talks about the importance of being engaged with the land around us, and how gardening is just basically awesome!

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The Transition Framework

Resilience is the ability of a system or community to withstand impacts from outside. An indicator is a good way of measuring that. Conventionally, the principal way of measuring a reducing carbon footprint is CO2 emissions. However, we firmly believe that cutting carbon while failing to build resilience is an insufficient response when you’re trying to address multiple shocks such as peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis together.

— Transition U.S.
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