Permaculture experts look at land management and agriculture from the perspective of nature–focusing on designing systems that help natural ecosystems flourish. Some of the components of permaculture include management of nutrients and energy, to ensure that energy is used effectively within the systems. Additionally, practitioners think about how people can work together on these land management options and, at heart, support the interconnection of all life on Earth–from soil health to employment practices. Hopefully by the end of this article, you will know how to permaculture garden!
Here are 4 books to help you get started if you want to know what permaculture is! If you’re looking to learn permaculture gardening techniques, here are few tips to get started:
- Use fertilizer from chickens.
- Collect rainwater in buckets to water your garden on sunny days.
- Use raised beds to create a more effective growing environment.
For a deeper dive into what a permaculture garden looks like–and how it can inform an entire lifestyle–this video introduces one couple’s approach to their land, and lives.