Permaculture Ethicsand Principles

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  • 1. Permaculture Ethics and Principles

2. 3. What did you bring with you? -Mark Henson 4. Permaculture History and Definitions

  • As of 2002:
  • 750,000 graduates of the PDC
  • 400,000 projects worldwide
  • 120 countries

The cutting edge of a 10,000 year old technology! 5. So What is Permaculture? PEOPLE CARE SHARE the SURPLUS PLANET CARE 6. Earth Care? 7. 8. Indicators

  • Biodiversity
  • Keystone species
  • Got Topsoil?
  • Water Quality
  • Cycles
    • Carbon
    • Nitrogen
    • Hydrologic
    • Etc.

9. People Care? 10. People Care 11. Indicators

  • Food, Water, Shelter, Comfort
  • Community, Connection
  • Ease, Leisure, Arts
  • Celebration
  • Peace, Inner and Outer
  • Equity
  • HEALTH*

12. Fair Share What the World Eats From Hungry PlanetPeter Menzel 13. Permaculture Design System 14. 15. 16. 17. Industrial Cup of Tea 18. Permaculture Cup of Tea 19. Problem is the Solution? 20. 21. Catch & Store Energy 22. 23. All Forms 24. 25. Obtain a Yield 26. Temporary 27. Light? 28. 29. 30. Food

  • 6 Month Transition
    • Wean off packaged foods
      • Farmers markets and/or CSA
      • Bulk from cooperative grocers
    • Begin to seek out space to grow your own
    • Research nutrition
    • Assess diet
    • Basic gardening training
      • GFE
    • Basic cookery training
      • Try baking or fermenting or .
      • 50% + meals at home

31. Water

  • 6 Month Transition
    • Monitor and measure current water usage by month
    • Implement basic conservation
      • Low flow shower heads
      • Mellow yellow
      • Bulk to toilet tank
      • Check for all leaks
      • Dishwashing basins
      • Wash clothes less
      • 5 gallon bucket in shower
    • Source food from local soil building farms
    • Downspout diversion

32. Energy

  • 6 Month Transition
    • Monitor and measure current kwh and/or therms use
    • Basic conservation
      • LED or CFL bulbs
      • Plug strip habit
      • Fill refrigerator with water containers
      • Launder cold
      • Solar clothes drying
    • Examine insulation/leaks
    • Move from car to bike or public transit for 75% of trips
      • Research car sharing
    • Research moving closer to workplace
    • Eat more raw, fresh food

33. Shelter and Material

  • 6 Month Transition
    • Monitor and measure trash and recycling
    • Research basic composting
    • Remove toxins from household
      • Cleaners, paints, etc.
      • Bring plants inside to clean the air
    • Create space in shelter by giving stuff away
      • Consume less
      • Accumulate less
        • Thrift
    • Retrofit with reused materials (e.g., Building Resources)
    • Begin to research natural building techniques and materials options
    • Begin to research crafts/hobbies

34. Shelter and Material

  • 12 Month Transition
    • Focus purchases of material from
      • Reused or recycled or waste materials
      • Locally offered goods and services
        • Support worker owned coops
      • Try to eliminate packaging
    • Use libraries or create your own library for sharing media with your community
    • Set up vermi-composting and/or other composting as appropriate
    • Research cooperative housing and become member of community land trust

35. Community and Economy

  • 6 Month Transition
    • Self inquiry right livelihood
    • ID reference points
    • Host a potluck at appropriate scale
    • Begin planning street closure event
    • ID local neighborhood organizations and attend meeting
    • Begin to explore NVC or similar training
    • Consume less
    • Reduce all expenditures if possible

36. 37. Use and Value Renewable Resources & Services 38. BioFuel 39. Weed Wackers 40. 41. Produce No Waste 42. Waste? 43. 44. Patterns in Nature 45. Design from Patterns to Details 46. City Scale 47. 48. Integrate Rather Than Segregate 49. Stacking Functions 50. 51. 52. Use Small and Slow Solutions 53. 54. 55. Use & Value Diversity 56. 57. Use of Space 58. Urban Edge Surface Area 59. Use Edges & Value the Marginal 60. Crenulations: Maximize Edge 61. 62. HVF 63. Sidewalks www.plantsf.org