The mention of permaculture came up the other night at dinner over homemade gyros, baklava, stories from Kerrville, and bar games. I decided to dig deeper…
Permaculture is an ecological design system for sustainability in all aspects of human endeavor. It teaches us how to build natural homes, grow our own food, restore diminished landscapes and ecosystems, catch rainwater, build communities and much more, according to the Permaculture Institute in Santa Fe, NM. It’s not just one aspect of green living, it’s a combination of them all…it’s a lifestyle change. You are not focusing on one individual system…you’re looking at the whole organism.
People of the Lama Foundation, a spiritual community in New Mexico who practice permaculture:
Now that I’m settled into my new place I can start working on my backyard…building a compost pile, edible garden, rain water collector, clothes line, and hopefully even a small patio…PERMACULTURE.
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I also came across this group called Tree People. They are a non-profit based in Los Angeles whose desire is to unite people and trees to make a sustainable future for the city. They started in 1970 by educating and motivating the people while trying to expand the tree canopy. They also:
” * Train and support communities to plant and care for trees
* Educate schoolchildren and adults about environmental issues
* Demonstrate sustainable solutions to urban ecosystem problems
* Work with government agencies on critical water issues
* Operate a beautiful public park”
To get involved click here…
and remember to keep thinking green thoughts!