Today, Becs at Think Big, Live Simple, has launched a lovely way to celebrate I P Day - she's giving away really helpful things. All she's asking for participants to do is answer the question “What interests you most about Permaculture?”
My answer is about the circle of life. I believe that humans are part of a bigger picture, and that our spirituality and existence is linked to all aspects of the living earth. Permaculture principles marry together the practical, spiritual, political and social aspects of these beliefs. In permaculture garden design, we try and bring all the elements of the cycle of life together, to allow the natural environment to care for itself and us. If we are all interconnected by our actions, and joined to the environment by our needs and responsibilities, then the cycle of life demands we care, contribute, respect and share. That's what interests me...
Todays' harvests include Rhubarb, guava's, lemons, mandarins, Loofa's (Asian gourde) and mini eggplants. Spinach and Lettuce are still productive and tomatoes are slowing down but still there. A hand of banana's is trying to ripen on the palm, but I think it's coming inside soon to be supervised.
Mandies, Loofas, Lemons, Guava (Basket) & Rhubarb
Also featured here is our new stainless steel compost bucket!
Leeks are just loving the change in season
Maybe difficult to determine - but most of the greenery here is
Warrigal Greens - a native spinach.
Loofa hanging on the vine
My little International Permaculture Day gift to myself is an annual subscription to PIP, the Australian Permaculture Magazine.
I hope that you come across something from a permaculture garden or the permaculture principles some time this week :)
Living simply, that others might simply live