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My wife and I are two scientists and gardeners who are interested in permaculture, homesteading, fermenting, music, knitting, and anything else that catches our fancy.
At the moment, we're trying to find some land and start our own permaculture adventures. Basically, anything could happen! Stay tuned...
What is permaculture?
At its core, permaculture is a "System of Systems" approach to agriculture.
Permaculture designers try to create self-sustaining agricultural ecosystems using natural patterns and features for inspiration.
Nature can do some amazing things... it's had a long time to practice. One of the things that nature has done best is design ecosystems with interlocking functions and feedback loops that are so complex we still don't understand many of them. By trying to emulate natural systems, permaculture tries to maximize productivity and self-sufficiency while minimizing the inputs (including time!) involved.
(For a longer explanation, head over to the Permaculture page...)
And the Vermiculture?
“Sitting at our back doorsteps, all we need to live a good life lies about us. Sun, wind, people, buildings, stones, sea, birds and plants surround us. Cooperation with all these things brings harmony, opposition to them brings disaster and chaos.”
― Bill Mollison, Introduction to Permaculture
For more about the Vermiculture, you'll have to head over to the Blog and read the post "Promote Global Worming" for some fun with worms....