16 February 2010

Permaculture: Can the human footprint be regenerative?

Posted by Admin under: Events; Organization; Permaculture; Sustainability .

On February 13, Wanda Knapik and Paul Nick presented Permaculture Network of NJ to an audience of about 20 SLF members.

Definition: Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of landscape and people providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way. Without permanent agriculture there is no possibility of a stable social order.

Philosophy: The philosophy behind permaculture is one of working with, rather than against, nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless action; of looking at systems in all their functions, rather than asking only one yield of them; and allowing systems to demonstrate their own evolutions.

Wanda and Paul will be presenting a one-day Permaculture Program in Woodbury, Sunday, March 7th. Download the flier here. RSVP on the PNNJ Meetup Calendar http://www.meetup.com/Permaculture-Network-of-NJ/ (and indicate if want to carpool for the one hour+ ride; be at Borders parking/Bridgewater Mall at 9 am).
A PDF of Wanda and Paul’s presentation can be downloaded here.

Contact information:

Wanda Knapik, [email protected], 908-432-2198, www.mylocalgarden.com

Paul Nick, [email protected], 732-236-5972

One Comment so far...

tamanna Says:

8 March 2010 at 5:07 pm.

I would love to learn more about it; esp how apartment dwellers can embrace it..If possible, maybe we can hold another workshop in north brunswick, nj area..I’ll gladly volunteer and attend..

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