The Permaculture Garden
There aren't many better things one
can do to improve their health than to organically grow some fruits, vegetables
and herbs for personal consumption.
Our goal is to turn as much of our small acreage
in west/central Indiana into an edible landscape.
We want to do so without tilling up the lawn.
Our research has led us to the concept
of permaculture. Permaculture gardening is a way of gardening that provides
abundance while regenerating the Earth.
Once a permaculture garden is established,
it requires less labor and environmental stress than conventional gardening
and agricultural practices demand.
We found a great resource right down
the road from us in Bloomington, Indiana. Please visit Permaculture Activist
We are currently working on their questionnaire
for a future consultation on turning our 3 acre semi-wooded property into
a mostly edible landscape, addressing some water drainage/conservation
issues, and steps toward a more "green" home and lifestyle.
We would also like to investigate the
feasibility of having solar panels installed on our home.
We believe that anyone can make a step and grow
some of their own food, if it is in containers on a small patio or deck or even
an herb garden in a sunny window.
Our own back yards are a starting point to improve
our own lives and help to sustain the planet.
Some good books to read on the subject
are "The Permaculture Garden" by Graham Bell and "Gaia's Garden:
A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture" by Toby Hemenway with Forward by