Permaculture Explained

"The bigger they are the harder they fall", "Slow and steady wins the race"

We have a large building that was designed for veal production, but we are vegetarian so the building was redundant – not a waste, but a resource waiting to reveal its new purpose.

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“Many hands make light work”

… at Wildgoose Rural Training

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Can’t see the forest for the trees

This principle is perhaps one of the least obvious, but also one of the most helpful in terms of design. We intuitively design like this all the time. When we cook a meal we work from a pattern – meat and two veg or for us vegetarians, carbohydrate, veggies and sauce – and determine the details from our preferences and available ingredients.

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Waste as an unused resource

With this issue’s principle 'Produce no Waste', it brings to mind one of my favourite Mollison principles 'waste (pollution) = unused resource'. This can be turned around to make an unused resource = waste (pollution).

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