This section may seem quite disrelated to the subject of foundations, soft-stories, earthquake retrofitting, etc, but it is not at all a mistake that it is here!
This is not an offer to perform services for our clients, it is instead more of a gift of gathered information as presented by some of the visionary leaders in an emerging subject that for many reasons, is long overdue! That subject is most commonly referred to as “Sustainable Permaculture”.
While each and every one of our thousands upon thousands of clients is uniquely different one to the next, there is at least one common thread woven through nearly every single one of them; they are either property owners already, or are in the market to be!
With that in mind, I’ve assembled a grouping of open source videos that begin to frame up the edges of a much wider study, that of “Sustainable Permaculture”. Further, it will act as a means of giving you a peek at some potentials that your property may well lend itself to, in addition to or as opposed to whatever plans you already have for it!
As you will see for yourself if you decide to peek in on any of these videos, they cumulatively touch on topics such as but not limited to:
The above is not an exhaustive list, but more of a loose introduction to the topic of “Sustainable Permaculture”. For many years now, I’ve been watching, studying about, and partaking in the subject as it relates to protecting foundations from damage, in a way that extends their useful life. Turns out there are many additional benefits, though the original intent was in the direction of foundation longevity.
I share it with you now in the hope that you find in it one or many nuggets of wisdom that bring you great value, great pleasure, and great connection to the ground that you are or will soon be the steward of!
Permaculture is an ethical design approach inspired by the earths natural ecosystems. These natural, self sustaining systems can act as a framework for creating productive landscapes for our needs.
Permaculture ethics and principles provide a guide to being more responsible for our own lives, environment and future.
Sustainable permaculture helps us understand and create harmonic relationships between nature and humans in the most sustainable way. It gives us techniques and ideas that can direct us toward healthier environments, cultures, and people.
Geoff Lawton is a world renowned permaculture consultant, designer and teacher. Geoff has undertaken thousands of jobs teaching, consulting, designing, administering and implementing, in 6 continents and over 50 countries around the world.
This video shows what a permaculture design looks like and how the land develops into a self sustaining, flourishing ecosystem.
The story of the Loess Plateau is a fascinating example of how permaculture can regenerate a piece of land on a large scale. Located in China, the Loess Plateau was once a highly fertile and easy to farm piece of land the size of Texas. But over centuries of deforestation and overgrazing, the plateau became a barren, impoverished region in China.
In 1994, the Loess Plateau Watershed Rehabilitation Project was launched. The project guided the people of the Loess Plateau in facilitating the natural regeneration of the landscape, and developing practices that encourage the growth of the land. More than 2.5 million people were lifted out of poverty by doubled incomes.
Back to Eden shares the story of Paul Gautschi and his lifelong journey in learning how to get back to the simple, productive organic gardening methods that predate the agricultural revolution.
The food growing system illustrated here has garnered the interest of visitors from around the world.
By combining permaculture concepts you can create a fun, relaxing synthesis of plants and animals for everyone to enjoy.
This video is less than five minutes long and outlines the creation of a natural swimming hole that does just that. This is just one example of the limitless possibilities offered within the realm of sustainable permaculture.