“Permaculture is a holistic approach to landscape design and human culture. It is an attempt to integrate several disciplines, including biology, ecology, geography, agriculture, architecture, appropriate technology, gardening and community building”

 - Guy Baldwin

 

Philosophy of permaculture

Most people get an interest in permaculture through gardening, and a desire to garden better. When I did my Permaculture Design Course I specifically went into the course hoping to gain a better understanding of how to grow food more efficiently. Little did I know that permaculture was a lot more complicated than I thought, and covered many other disciplines. The best quote I have found that sums up what permaculture is all about is the one above by Guy Baldwin.

In my life I have tried to integrate permaculture design into my home, my work and my community, but specifically I have found that understanding and practicing permaculture in gardens has been an inspiration. Permaculture specifically related to gardening has taught me the importance of soil health, the importance of planning and design, how to foster the relationships between plants, creating diversity in my garden and the importance of chickens in a home garden! Through practicing and learning permaculture, I hope to share this knowledge through workshops and to families and communities to make our world a healthier place to live.

 Ben Shaw Permaculture and edible garden design, Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula
 Ben Shaw Permaculture and edible garden design, Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula
 Ben Shaw Permaculture and edible garden design, Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula