Permaculture is at the heart of any sustainable endeavor. Knowing how permaculture has the potential to guide us toward sustainable future is a vital component in creating a paradigm shift. Permaculture is a term coined by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in 1978. The term originally stood for permanent agriculture but in the last few decades, the word permaculture has evolved into Permanent Culture.
Humans have almost entirely destroyed Earth’s formerly diverse and life-supporting ecosystems in exchange for cheap food, comfortable housing, and entertainment. As human populations continue to rise, so does the scale of ecological devastation. Overpopulation, then, is often cited as the primary cause of environmental degradation on the planet. To achieve sustainability, we must solve the population problem.
A growing number of people are choosing to shun the conventional option of a foundation, mortgage and spare room in favour of a house the size of the average suburban garage. So what exactly is a tiny house, why is it so appealing, and what is it like to actually live in one?
Wanda Stewart is an urban farmer and homesteader, educator, mother of twins and comrade to many in the movement to educate and inspire others to grow their own food and communities. She is committed especially to working with other African Americans to reframe our shared history, trauma, and greatness through the act of legacy gardening.
To create a gathering centered around local foods is to engage with the stories of a place…who is raising and butchering and smoking their own meats…who is coming into bloom and ripeness at that very moment and who isn’t…why is there tons of rhubarb and no peas…who is making what kinds of cheese and who’s got the blackberry wine?
It was the first time she had borne witness to death. Contrary to the other parent’s warning, I did not think to avoid the issue. Sheltering our children from the realities of nature is a barren attempt at understanding divine methodology.
Young Agrarians is a grassroots initiative made up of agriculturalists and media conspirators intent on growing food sustainably. Inspired by The Greenhorns to build a network Canada-side to celebrate, connect and recruit young farmers
Sea To Seed : A Sailboat Tour Of Farming, Music & Regenerative Culture Highlights Video & Photos (Year 1)
The Sea to Seed Tour is an experimental collaboration between artists, media makers and farmers to explore the potential for art and culture to effectively support those on the land who are working to localize food systems, cultivate sustainability and build community. Our intention was to spend a month touring by sailboat thru the islands of the Coast Salish Sea, collecting and sharing the stories of the farming communities there and learning more about how we could be of service to their work while sharing our own offerings thru feasts and performances.
There’s a lot of discussion at the moment about the barriers and difficulties facing young people getting into farming. Land access, capital costs and the difficulty of setting up a business are frequently cited as reasons why so few people are choosing this as a career. So when I stumbled across four young farmers who were making a go of it, I set off to visit them and find out their story.