In our research for off grid systems to improve tiny living in the RV, one word kept resurfacing: Permaculture.
The umbrella of permaculture includes a long list of unique systems being pioneered around the world: food forests, rocket mass heaters, and rainwater collection and irrigation, to name a few.
These projects peeked our interest enough to send us on a deep dives of videos and forums. Somewhere in the rabbit hole of online information, TJ found Matt Power’s Advanced Permaculture Student Online, a program that took our journey from a lifestyle crush to a real attainable goal. In this blog, we're going to touch the surface on the foundations of permaculture, and break down how to apply it in simple terms.
If you've been following along, you must be dying to know: What the heck IS permaculture?
The tendrils of permaculture reach far into the way we live, eat, travel, and work. Permaculture observes what nature does best and uses this lens to form systems around its environment, asking us to consider a more sustainable way to achieve our goals. Sustainability is the destination, but working with nature is the road map for our actions to become regenerative.
To help us tap into the possibilities, the teachings of Permaculture had 3 moral cornerstones put in place by its founding fathers - Bill Mollison and David Holmgren:
The Border City Hippies Movement
The permaculture community transforms these ethics to form practical systems on whatever scale of land is available. This summer, we are interested in testing out some new systems for our little homestead.
We will break these down more for these projects as they come closer to fruition. If you would like to learn more, or want to get your hands dirty on any of these projects or others, send us a message. We would love to connect with you!