In my years of studying about Permaculture, I have often been a bit frustrated with the majority of the authors. They are all living and writing and designing in the tropics and sub-tropics, or are doing amazing things in arid climates. I plan on living in a temperate climate... where it snows occasionally... where I can't grow bananas!
While there are a few books, and it seems more every year, that touch on Permaculture in a Temperate Climate, many of them are about the general principles of Permaculture. Few of them get into the weeds, so to speak, of the actual implementation. I have found bits and pieces of very good information but never a good central clearinghouse for this information.
Permaculture is about design, and it is not about specific, cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all solutions. However, sometimes, examples of projects that work, and that I can apply where I live, would be nice. That is what this website is all about. Applying Permaculture design principles where I live, or where I plan on living as soon as I get the chance!
As Permaculture is about design, just about anything that deals with gardening, farming, homesteading, and self-sufficiency can be viewed through the lens of Permaculture. You will find all that here on this site.
One of the things that I am good at is taking a lot of information from a lot of different sources, separating the wheat from the chaff, and condensing that information into an easy to read format.
The main goal I have with this site is to get information that I feel is important in one place for myself and others to read and to reference. I hope one day to incorporate more hands on material on this site, but for now I want to create as close to a single stop shop as possible for information on Temperate Climate Permaculture.
Hope I can help you on your way as well.
Following is a list of my most popular articles:
- What is an Edible Forest Garden?
- Rocket Mass Heater
- Genetically Modified Organisms... The Good, The Bad, and the Scary
- Running an Engine on Wood - Biomass Gasification
- Hardiness Zone, Heat Zones, and Sunset Zones
- Permaculture Basics: Sectors
- Permaculture Projects: Swales
- An Introduction to Beekeeping
- Beneficial Insects: Ladybugs
Following is a list of my most popular articles on specific plants that grow in a Temperate Climate:
- Roses, an introduction to Rose Types