Permaculture is defined as the core ethics of:
Take care of the earth: Provision for all life systems to continue and multiply. This is the first principle, because without a healthy earth, humans cannot flourish.
Take care of the people: Provision for people to access those resources necessary for their existence.
Share the surplus: Healthy natural systems use outputs from each element to nourish others. We humans can do the same. By governing our own needs, we can set resources aside to further the above principles.
PacaPride has a fully sustainable alpaca ranch north a few hours from us. For us, this compelling seminar sure made us think about our pastures and taking care of our land. I can't get Jeff to agree with the chicken tractor concept. Or any chickens for that matter. Guess I won't push my luck.
And as always, it was another enjoyable opportunity to network and catch up with friends.