“What permaculturists are doing is the most important activity that any group is doing on the planet. We don’t know what details of a truly sustainable future are going to be like, but we need options, we need people experimenting in all kinds of ways and permaculturists are one of the critical gangs that are doing that.” ~Dr. David Suzuki geneticist, broadcaster and international environmental advocate
I first read about Permaculture in December 2011 from a book named “12 X 12” by William Powers.
I started composting, gardening for edibles, watching Youtube videos and reading books, until on August this year (2013) I took the plunge and register to a PDC (Permaculture Design Certificate) at the UBC Farm/Faculty of Land and Food Systems.
The journey has convinced me that Permaculture is much more than a series of cool gardening techniques, and I plan to learn more and “Permaculturize” all what I do: from my career to my lifestyle.
Currently, I am engaged in my second PDC at Gaia Craft and working towards a Diploma in Permaculture, specializing in Community Services, Finance and Business.
Here are some writings I have done about the topic:
“Permaculture is a design system that works toward establishing productive environments – providing for food, shelter, energy, waste recycling, material & non-material need – as well as the social & economic infrastructures that support them. It aims to create systems that will sustain the present as well as future generations.” ~ Anon