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  • Permaculture Ethics and Principles
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  • What did you bring with you? - Mark Henson
  • 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!
  • So What is Permaculture? PEOPLE CARE SHARE the SURPLUS PLANET CARE
  • Earth Care?
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  • Indicators
    • Biodiversity
    • Keystone species
    • Got Topsoil?
    • Water Quality
    • Cycles
      • Carbon
      • Nitrogen
      • Hydrologic
      • Etc.
  • People Care?
  • People Care
  • Indicators
    • Food, Water, Shelter, Comfort
    • Community, Connection
    • Ease, Leisure, Arts
    • Celebration
    • Peace, Inner and Outer
    • Equity
    • HEALTH*
  • Fair Share What the World Eats – From ‘Hungry Planet’ Peter Menzel
  • Permaculture Design System
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  • Industrial Cup of Tea
  • Permaculture Cup of Tea
  • Problem is the Solution?
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  • Catch & Store Energy
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  • All Forms
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  • Obtain a Yield
  • Temporary
  • Light?
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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  • Use and Value Renewable Resources & Services
  • BioFuel
  • Weed Wackers
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  • Produce No Waste
  • Waste?
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  • Patterns in Nature
  • Design from Patterns to Details
  • City Scale
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  • Integrate Rather Than Segregate
  • Stacking Functions
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  • Use Small and Slow Solutions
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  • Use & Value Diversity
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  • Use of Space
  • Urban Edge – Surface Area
  • Use Edges & Value the Marginal
  • Crenulations: Maximize Edge
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  • HVF
  • Sidewalks www.plantsf.org