I was raised with significant exposure to the studies of philosophy and Buddhism. Both were foundational to my interests in community, environmental issues, and practicing permaculture.
The word permaculture, coined by Bill Mollison, is the merging of the words permanent with agriculture or culture. For more on the definition of permaculture, check out this video:
Garden Jane’s work is grounded in Permaculture Ethics:
Earth Care – we recognize that the Earth is the source of all life, that the Earth is our valuable home, that we are part of the Earth, not apart from it.
People Care – we support and help each other to change to ways of living that do not harm ourselves or the planet, and to develop healthy societies.
Fair Share – we place limits on consumption and ensuring that the Earth’s limited resources are used in ways that are equitable and wise.
We practice Permaculture Principles in all we do.
- Observe and interact
- Catch and store energy
- Obtain a yield
- Apply self regulation and accept feedback
- Use and value renewable resources and services
- Produce no waste
- Design from patterns to details
- Integrate rather than segregate
- Use small and slow solutions
- Use and value diversity
- Use edges and value the marginal
- Creatively use and respond to change