Just What is Permaculture?
by Greg Peterson
We have just announced our in person live 2022 Permaculture Design Course starting in February. For more information visit our information page HERE!
Over 30 years ago a postcard landed in my mailbox about a Permaculture Design Course or PDC. To this day I am not at all sure how it found my mailbox, but I remember clearly standing in my front yard here at the Urban Farm reading it and getting chills. I immediately ran in and called the number on the card and registered. THAT was THE life changing moment for me.
Over the years since my first PDC I have come to the definition of Permaculture as ‘the art and science of living with nature”. But at the time it was just a fuzzy word with the promise of something might contribute to my pathway in the world. During the five weekends of the course we had some classroom lecture time, some wandering around the desert time, and some hands on get dirty time, each designed to get me thinking outside the box of how humans are supposed to interact with nature.
Through all this what I realized was that Permaculture IS the way that I think. It was an enlightening and refreshing experience that launched me into a career of teaching permaculture and how to work and live in the flow of nature. My biggest passion over the last 30 years has been to share with others how they too can learn Permaculture.
What others experienced…
So moving forward each week or two for the next little while we will be putting out articles from Permaculture students and teachers about their experiences with Permaculture.
Here’s to the best PDC we have ever done!