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The Principles Of Permaculture Design – Using Nature As Our Teacher

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With the help of the principles of permaculture, it’s easy to create guidelines to achieve sustainable systems. These principles can be adopted for any scale of farming or any climatic conditions.

  1. By observing how everything changes such as the microclimates, the patterns of weather or wind, we can learn and incorporate new ideas into our farming to make it better.
  2. Learn how to preserve energy to avoid seeking resources through other means and become more self-resilient. For instance, you can use frost pockets or a green house.
  3. Try obtaining a yield which can either be renewable energy, social capital or people reducing their carbon by building community and changing their lives.
  4. Accept responsibility for any actions such as increasing temperatures through burning of fossil fuels that release Carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
  5. Rely on renewable resources such as energy, soil conservation etc.
  6. Avoid producing waste
  7. Always avoid monoculture but rather integrate as many plants as you can together.

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