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Getting Abreast with the Principles of Permaculture

By: organicfarmingblog , 1:18 PM GMT on March 06, 2013

Permaculture Getting Abreast with the Principles of Permaculture
One of the eco-friendly practices that people engage in today is permaculture. This is a design system created based on principles and ethics that can be utilized in creating, establishing, designing, improving and managing efforts made by the people and the community towards the betterment of the future.

The practices of permaculture when applied to your garden, along with organic farming, will surely save time and money. This medium allows nature to do the work for you and reap the benefits. This method of gardening entails mindful thinking before starting to implement it. Basically, the first step is to figure out how will the permaculture be executed. Nevertheless, taking time to plan it is the most essential step.

  • In planning, the first step to do is to identify if the yard to use will fit into the existing environment that surrounds it. If it is already figured out, then let the nature will work for it. Organic farming and gardening that are applied to the principles of permaculture will copy certain patterns that happen naturally in nature. The only thing that you will do is to decide on what degree will you incorporate the principles into your garden.

  • The garden size will determine the scale of the project. Basically, it could be anything from a landscaped yard to a balcony farm or garden. In fact, setting a traditional garden can add some principles of permaculture. Nevertheless, it is best to begin in small scale and expand it once your gardening and farming experience has broaden already.

  • After selecting the garden size, one should decide on the principles to be incorporated in the garden. The principles to be selected are all following the course of nature. Some of the well-known principles used in organic farming and gardening are soil preservation, succession planting, rebuilding the soil, plant stacking, micro-climate, edge effect, water gardens, poly cultures and water gardens.

In the end, nature is all about biodiversity, which is an essential element when designing a permaculture farm or garden in the spare piece of land. In order to create a flourishing garden, the land should have the proper range of crops or plant species that mixed together through the proper combination supporting each other in their growth and increase their production. The use of the principles of permaculture in gardening or farming can be a rewarding and exciting experience for many.

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