Five Permaculture Tips For A More Sustainable Organic Farm

//Five Permaculture Tips For A More Sustainable Organic Farm

Some of the major themes of permaculture as outlined by the ‘Father of Permaculture’ Sepp Holzer include the following;

  • The aspect of multi-functionality with every element achieving multiple functions and at the same time every function is achieved by multiple elements.
  • To achieve practical and efficient use of energy, it’s better to work with renewable energy sources.
  • Rely on natural resources
  • For a small area, intensive systems should be applicable
  • Shape and utilize natural cycles and processes
  • Use and support edge effects
  • Preference of diversity as opposed to monoculture.

With the themes of permaculture in mind, below are 5 permaculture tips for a more sustainable organic farm.

  1. Use sheet mulching to blend organic and inorganic materials to aid in building the soil.
  2. By building permaculture guilds and incorporating companion planting that facilitate the whole process.
  3. Use techniques to help you reduce your water usage and save money on soil by rethinking your gardening space.
  4. Try the use of renewable energy sources such as solar
  5. Consult with other small scale farmers and learn new tricks.

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