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Permaculture Ethics and Principles
 
What did you bring with you? -  Mark Henson
Permaculture History and Definitions <ul><li>As of 2002: </li></ul><ul><li>750,000 graduates of the PDC </li></ul><ul><li>...
So What is Permaculture?   PEOPLE CARE SHARE the SURPLUS PLANET CARE
Earth Care?
 
Indicators <ul><li>Biodiversity </li></ul><ul><li>Keystone species </li></ul><ul><li>Got Topsoil? </li></ul><ul><li>Water ...
People Care?
People Care
Indicators <ul><li>Food, Water, Shelter, Comfort </li></ul><ul><li>Community, Connection </li></ul><ul><li>Ease, Leisure, ...
Fair Share What the World Eats – From ‘Hungry Planet’  Peter Menzel
Permaculture Design System
 
 
 
Industrial Cup of Tea
Permaculture Cup of Tea
Problem is the Solution?
 
Catch & Store Energy
 
All Forms
 
Obtain a Yield
Temporary
Light?
 
 
Food  <ul><li>6 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wean off packaged foods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Farmers mark...
Water  <ul><li>6 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor and measure current water usage by month </li></ul></ul><u...
Energy  <ul><li>6 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor and measure current kwh and/or therms use </li></ul></ul>...
Shelter and Material  <ul><li>6 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor and measure “trash” and recycling </li></ul...
Shelter and Material  <ul><li>12 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus purchases of material from </li></ul></ul><u...
Community and Economy  <ul><li>6 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self inquiry – right livelihood </li></ul></ul><ul...
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Permaculture Ethicsand Principles

  1. 1. Permaculture Ethics and Principles
  2. 3. What did you bring with you? - Mark Henson
  3. 4. Permaculture History and Definitions <ul><li>As of 2002: </li></ul><ul><li>750,000 graduates of the PDC </li></ul><ul><li>400,000 projects worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>120 countries </li></ul>The cutting edge of a 10,000 year old technology!
  4. 5. So What is Permaculture? PEOPLE CARE SHARE the SURPLUS PLANET CARE
  5. 6. Earth Care?
  6. 8. Indicators <ul><li>Biodiversity </li></ul><ul><li>Keystone species </li></ul><ul><li>Got Topsoil? </li></ul><ul><li>Water Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Cycles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Carbon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nitrogen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hydrologic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 9. People Care?
  8. 10. People Care
  9. 11. Indicators <ul><li>Food, Water, Shelter, Comfort </li></ul><ul><li>Community, Connection </li></ul><ul><li>Ease, Leisure, Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Celebration </li></ul><ul><li>Peace, Inner and Outer </li></ul><ul><li>Equity </li></ul><ul><li>HEALTH* </li></ul>
  10. 12. Fair Share What the World Eats – From ‘Hungry Planet’ Peter Menzel
  11. 13. Permaculture Design System
  12. 17. Industrial Cup of Tea
  13. 18. Permaculture Cup of Tea
  14. 19. Problem is the Solution?
  15. 21. Catch & Store Energy
  16. 23. All Forms
  17. 25. Obtain a Yield
  18. 26. Temporary
  19. 27. Light?
  20. 30. Food <ul><li>6 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wean off packaged foods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Farmers markets and/or CSA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bulk from cooperative grocers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Begin to seek out space to grow your own </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research nutrition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess diet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic gardening training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GFE </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic cookery training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Try baking or fermenting or …. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>50% + meals at home </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 31. Water <ul><li>6 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor and measure current water usage by month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implement basic conservation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Low flow shower heads </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mellow yellow </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bulk to toilet tank </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check for all leaks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dishwashing basins </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wash clothes less </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5 gallon bucket in shower </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Source food from local soil building farms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Downspout diversion </li></ul></ul>
  22. 32. Energy <ul><li>6 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor and measure current kwh and/or therms use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic conservation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LED or CFL bulbs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Plug strip habit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fill refrigerator with water containers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Launder cold </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Solar clothes drying </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examine insulation/leaks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Move from car to bike or public transit for 75% of trips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research car sharing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research moving closer to workplace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eat more raw, fresh food </li></ul></ul>
  23. 33. Shelter and Material <ul><li>6 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor and measure “trash” and recycling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research basic composting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remove toxins from household </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cleaners, paints, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bring plants inside to clean the air </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create space in shelter by giving “stuff” away </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consume less </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accumulate less </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thrift </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retrofit with reused materials (e.g., Building Resources) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Begin to research natural building techniques and materials options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Begin to research crafts/hobbies </li></ul></ul>
  24. 34. Shelter and Material <ul><li>12 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus purchases of material from </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reused or recycled or “waste” materials </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Locally offered goods and services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support worker owned coops </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Try to eliminate packaging </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use libraries or create your own library for sharing media with your community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up vermi-composting and/or other composting as appropriate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research cooperative housing and become member of community land trust </li></ul></ul>
  25. 35. Community and Economy <ul><li>6 Month Transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self inquiry – right livelihood </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ID reference points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Host a potluck at appropriate scale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Begin planning street closure event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ID local neighborhood organizations and attend meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Begin to explore NVC or similar training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consume less </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce all expenditures if possible </li></ul></ul>
  26. 37. Use and Value Renewable Resources & Services
  27. 38. BioFuel
  28. 39. Weed Wackers
  29. 41. Produce No Waste
  30. 42. Waste?
  31. 44. Patterns in Nature
  32. 45. Design from Patterns to Details
  33. 46. City Scale
  34. 48. Integrate Rather Than Segregate
  35. 49. Stacking Functions
  36. 52. Use Small and Slow Solutions
  37. 55. Use & Value Diversity
  38. 57. Use of Space
  39. 58. Urban Edge – Surface Area
  40. 59. Use Edges & Value the Marginal
  41. 60. Crenulations: Maximize Edge
  42. 62. HVF
  43. 63. Sidewalks www.plantsf.org

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