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Permaculture Principle 9: Use Small and Slow Solutions

Small and slow solutions will be increasingly important in an energy-constrained future. Continue reading

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Permaculture Principle 7: Design from Pattern to Detail

Permaculture is a design method that uses zones, sectors, and functions to design from the big picture to the details. Continue reading

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Permaculture Resources

Before we dig into the 12 principles, one last general post. Permaculture is a huge topic and there are a lot of resources available online to learn more about it. Here are a few I really like (I have no … Continue reading

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The Second Permaculture Ethic: Care For People

Permaculture puts care for people and community on equal footing with care for the environment. Continue reading

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Reflections on Two Seasons of Permaculture

Permaculture recognizes that the benefits we obtain from our environment cannot, for long, come at a cost to the natural world. Unlike a company or a country, a planet cannot run a deficit. The well simply runs dry. So permaculture principles guide human activity in a way that seeks abundant yields, that acknowledges limits,and that recognizes the need to provide inputs into the system to rebuild natural resources like the soil and water – and people. We’re part of the natural system, too. Continue reading

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Experiments in Square-Foot Gardening

This month the mini-challenge is localizing our food.We’re paying attention to where our food comes from at the coop, choosing Minnesota or Wisconsin-grown, rather than California or Mexico. At our last trip, 24% of our purchase was local. The other … Continue reading

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