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Permaculture

'Practical solutions for a resilient future'

It is notoriously difficult to define ‘Permaculture’, a term coined during the 1970’s by Australian Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. The entire concept is rooted in three core ethics: care for earth, care for people, and fair share of surplus. Its approach to sustainable agriculture is based off of thoughtful observation, design, and implementation of holistic systems.

To me, Permaculture is a revolution disguised as gardening! It is so much more than planting a garden; it is a lifestyle shift. You are creating a self-sustaining ecosystem, lifestyle, home, economy, and community that is healthy, resilient, and adaptable while benefiting the planet, your community, and the overall health and wellbeing of all things! This can pertain to anything from growing your own food, recycling, composting, volunteering, buying organic, shopping local, supporting sustainable companies and co-ops, homeschooling, community banking, land management, environmental activism etc.

After completing a Permaculture Design Course (PDC) in Australia, I quickly took to designing and implementing with the permaculture principles and practices whilst traveling and working in exchange with farms, homesteads, and volunteer exchange programs. I bring forward years of experience accompanied with the passion and embodiment of working with nature to create self-sustaining eco-lifestyles for a resilient future and planetary restoration.

I offer: general guidance, Q&A, small scale consulting, implementation of landscaping and projects, resources, experience

An abundant and resilient future can be achieved through thoughtful design and placement of elements, observing, preserving, and learning from nature, and creating a closed loop system in which the needs of the system are provided by the system. It all harmoniously works together through mutually beneficial relationships of elements, environment, and people.

What’s stopping you from making the shift? Let’s get in touch and see what we can create together!

® 2019 Avakening – Ava Long