Episode-2408- The Design Science of Permaculture – Part One
Summary: We have not really dived deep into the topic of Permaculture for a while so we are going to do that today. For those who have studied Permaculture for a while today might be just a bit remedial but I will try to make it interesting for everyone. We are going to start out with the prime directive, ethics, zones of design and the layers of a forest. These four components drive the entire system thinking process of permaculture. We will then discuss 6 permaculture principles and how they apply to the modern survivalist life style. We will then finish up with some myths and misconceptions about Permaculture. In doing so I think you will realize that Permaculture is so much more than a way to grow food naturally. Join Me Today to Discuss… Permaculture’s Prime Directive and Three Ethics The only ethical decision is to take responsibility for our own existence and that of our children. Care of the earth Care of people Return of surplus Zones of Design Zone 0 – inside your shelter Zone 1 – where you naturally step every day Zone 2 – where you are weekly Zone 3 – main crops of agriculture Zone 4 – large scale farm forestry Zone 5 – nature, hunt and gather only Rules of Zones You don’t have them all on all properties They should get progressively larger They are not circular they are specific to a property They are in the end subject to the designer not the other way around Spend most of your initial effort on zone 1 or zone 1-2 The layers of a forest Canopy Sub Canopy Shrub Herbaceous Ground Cover Rhizome Vine Key Takeaways About Layers They exist so if you don’t fill them nature will They scale up and down Layers exist in natural and man made systems Six Key Permaculture Principles – There are many more. Observe, interact and accept feedback Integrate rather than segregate The greatest yields are always on the edges of systems The forest is the greatest of all teachers Catch, store and rebound energy The more restriction on a design the more eloquent the design if the designer is up to the task Permaculture Myths It is only perennials It is separate from techniques like say aquaponics, rotational grazing, etc. It is only for ______ Final Thoughts This begins a multi part series on Permaculture, next week we will discuss, sectors of design, earth works, guilds and 6 more design principles. Resources for today’s show… Join the Members Brigade Join Our Forum Walking To Freedom TspAz.com The Granddaddy’s Gun Club Biltong for Breakfast Carry On My Wayward Son on SongFacts.com Carry On My Wayward Son – Kansas Permaculture Videos Check out these free videos, you are going to love them… 2019 Permaculture Masterclass :: Video-1 2019 Permaculture Masterclass :: Video 2 2019 Permaculture Masterclass :: Video 3 2019 Permaculture Masterclass :: Video 4 Sponsors of the Day Western Botanicals Bulk Ammo Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air. Join the MSB Today Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced? Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.