What is Permaculture?

Students studying details during permaculture workshop

According to one of its founders, Bill Mollison, permaculture is “a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labour; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system.”1 But what does that mean, precisely?

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And the Garden Grows On – GTTY October

Protected outdoor lettuce plants in October

Gardening Through the Year!

When we first moved here (early ’70’s), I believed that the gardening season was over when the weather turned cold.  Each year I tried new things to get a few more weeks of fresh produce.  I would like to share those experiments and some of what I have learned.  Also October is the “get ready for spring” month.  The weather is still pleasant to work outside and the organic matter for improving your garden is abundant.

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