Obtaining a Yield

Permaculture Principle 3: Obtain a yield

“Ensure that you are getting truly useful rewards as part of the work that you are doing.”

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June: Transplanted Zinnias from pot to garden with kids at farmers’ market

Watered / Rain

Early August:  As we observed that the plant was leaning over and looking for light,  we attempted to transplant (experimenting is good 😉 )

Watered / Rain

Late August: Returned back to find plant brown 😦 …however upon closer investigation, there were also SEEDS!!

Collected seeds (our YIELD) and will start the cycle again!


Amor en Los Frijoles

Observar e interactuar el primer principio de la permacultura.


Al observar la naturaleza es importante tomar en cuenta distintas perspectivas , para tener un mejor entendimiento de que ocurre con los distintos elementos del sistema.

Cuando digo sistema, me refiero al organismo vivo que es la naturaleza y la permacultura . Como dice jarabe de palo , “de según como se mire, todo depende” 🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼

Ósea que nosotros, sin darnos cuenta le sumamos ó restamos valor a las cosas que observamos. Esto, es importante reconocerlo y darse cuenta que en la naturaleza no hay malos ni buenos… Solo hay cosas diferentes 🙌🏽😜

#coccinelidae #ladybug #amor en los #frijoles #kalemamá #naturaleza #coneccionconlanaturaleza #phaseolusvulgaris


Urban Farming Summer

What a joy it has been to collaborate during the summer with La Potería. A local creative workshop space where children and adults can relax and get in the mood to create.


Permaculture Ethics 

Photo: Teaching Permaculture ethics at a local summer camp.

Permaculture is a whole systems-based thinking / design process, which is guided by the following ethics: Caring for the earth, Caring for people, Sharing of our surplus resources. 

As I go through my day I notice examples of how I am using these ethics in my life.

I also notice how I would like to incorporate them more and ways that I could do so.

When I buy a locally grown watermelon, I am…
1. Caring for the earth:

-reducing pollution (buying locally grown, less transportation fuel)

-reducing waste (feeding rinds to chickens, saving seeds and growing sprouts for chickens)

-caring for soil (chicken manure enriches soil, local farmer caring for soil)
2. Caring for people:

-taking care of ourselves (eating healthy, whole foods, that are good for my body)

-taking care of our families, communities (produced locally -> supports local economy -> supports people in my community)
3. Sharing of our surplus resources:

  -taking what we need and sharing what we don’t need (taking what we can eat and giving half to a friend or neighbor, saving and sharing seeds)

How are you using Permaculture ethics in your life?