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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.”

( Permacultureprinciples.com )
June: Transplanted Zinnias from pot to garden with kids at farmers’ market

Watered / Rain

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

Watered / Rain

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

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

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Amor en Los Frijoles

Observar e interactuar el primer principio de la permacultura.

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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 seg煤n como se mire, todo depende” 馃幖馃幖馃幖馃幖馃幖馃幖馃幖馃幖馃幖馃幖馃幖馃幖馃幖馃幖馃幖馃幖

脫sea que nosotros, sin darnos cuenta le sumamos 贸 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 馃檶馃徑馃槣

#coccinelidae #ladybug #amor en los #frijoles #kalemam谩 #naturaleza #coneccionconlanaturaleza #phaseolusvulgaris

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Urban Farming Summer

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

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Permaculture Ethics聽

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鈥檛 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?