“The proverb ‘the bigger they are, the harder they fall’ is a reminder of one of the disadvantages of size and excessive growth. The proverb “slow and steady wins the race” is one of many that encourages patience while reflecting a common truth in nature and society.” ~ David Holmgren ~
We have been so busy of late, that there hasn’t been time to surf the internet nor read any new books that are out on the market to check up on what’s happening in the world of Permaculture. There are many great resources for those interested in Permaculture practices and methods. Here are just a few:
CORNUCOPIA II – THE SOURCE BOOK OF EDIBLE PLANTS (great book!)
The Permaculture concept has been around for ages, only now has it started to develop into a worldwide movement. The word Permaculture was coined by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the mid-1970s to describe an “integrated, evolving system of perennial or self-perpetuating plant and animal species useful to man.”
“Permaculture is a method of producing foodstuff in a closed loop that maintains a self-sufficient system. In any habitat animals, plants and micro-organisms work together in harmony.
Organic permaculture takes the closed loop one step further to include insects – both pest and predator. When pesticides are used against insect pests, both pest and predator are eliminated. As most insect pests breed much faster than predators in the food chain, the pests will return quicker than the predators, eventually causing havoc which will result in further applications of pesticides being necessary.”continue reading >>
Weather Report: It’s raining again… yippee!