My passion is permaculture. I design and create edible and ecological landscapes and operate an edible plant nursery.
At its very essence, permaculture is about creating beautiful and abundant systems that are designed to meet all our needs while respecting the harmony of nature. Landscapes, when designed properly, can provide food, medicine, building materials, fuel, fibres, and much more.
My landscapes are designed and implemented using the following principles:
Sustainability – Landscapes that thrive indefinitely
Harmony with nature – Promoting biodiversity and creating healthy and flourishing ecosystems
Abundance – Landscapes that produce abundant food and many other resources
Resiliency – Landscapes designed so that humans can overcome and adapt to changing environments
Beauty – We experience nature through our senses. Let’s create a beautiful place that fosters creativity
Community – People are an integral part of permaculture. Systems rely on people working together and sharing resources
Fun – I create places where people can thrive and have fun
If you would like to learn more about permaculture, here are some books and videos I recommend starting with.
The Resilient Farm and Homestead: An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach – Ben Falk
Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening – Sepp Holzer
The Permaculture Handbook: Garden Farming for Town and Country – Peter Bane
Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability – David Holmgren
Restoration Agriculture: Real World Permaculture for Farmers – Mark Shepard
Farming with Nature: A Case Study of Successful Temperate Permaculture (with Sepp Holzer)
A Farm for a Future (A BBC Documentary)
Homestead and Farm Resiliency – Principles in Practice (with Ben Falk)
The Permaculture Concept (Bill Mollison)