Permaculture is all about nurturing nature while taking care of our needs. Organic gardening is not difficult; it can be very easy, and if done right it has many benefits. Here are some tips about permaculture and sustainable gardening.
An organic garden could be a great source of food right from your home. However, some people are often afraid to start an organic garden because it might seem like a lot of work. You need to dig your ground, prepare your soil, and grow your plants while nurturing the place where you are gardening. This all may seem like hard work, but with a little practice and the right techniques, you will start to see the benefits. We are going to discuss some of the aspects of permaculture in this post.
The word Permaculture was first coined in the mid-1970s by two Australians, Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. It’s a nature-based design system that’s meant to be sustainable for both the environment and humans. Permaculture also means to develop a site to meet the needs of its occupants that includes food, shelter, entertainment and fuel.
Permaculture gardening emphasizes growing local plants that are adapted to a given area, while also growing things that you like, making sure that they have purpose and benefits.
Organic vs. Permaculture
Basically, permaculture is organic gardening but it goes beyond that. The purpose of permaculture practices is to integrate home and gardening into a simple sustainable lifestyle that has less of a negative impact on the environment.
Organic farming basically promotes the use of natural methods of pest control, fertilizers, and using natural carbon and nitrogen cycles, while limiting or eliminating the use of antibiotics, hormones and synthetic products. Organic farming also encourages polyculture where waste from one system becomes food for another.
However, food grown with permaculture methods is probably better than organic food because minerals from are lost every time a truck is loaded and products are carried to the market and sold or placed on a shelf. Permaculture goes a step further by bringing the food to the consumers and putting waste back into the system.
If you are passionate about living a sustainable lifestyle in harmony with nature, you might consider starting your own permaculture garden.
So, how to begin your permaculture garden? You could start your permaculture garden anywhere. If you have a backyard or front yard, it would be perfect. If not, you could grow your home garden anywhere – indoors, in a vertical garden, on your balcony, on your wall or grow a hanging garden.
“One of the important things you learn in Permaculture is design, for Permaculture is ultimately a multidisciplinary design system.” – Starting Your Permaculture Garden | Deep Green Permaculture
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Source: Institute of Ecolonomics
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