Permaculture News

Book Review– Gaia’s Garden, a Guide to Home Scale Permaculture by Toby Hemenway

Windekind Home Gaia’s Garden, a guide to Home-Scale Permaculture by Toby Hemenway is, in my view, one of the most influential books on sustainable gardening and permaculture.  If you want a broad understanding of what this movement is all about, Gaia’s Garden is an excellent place to start. Over a year ago, I started to seriously read Permaculture literature and immediately discovered that the approach was…

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Mark’s Musings–Defining Permaculture.

Windekind Home Mark’s musings, Defining  Permaculture Once in a while an idea comes along that is the result of a long incubation, embracing the labors and thinking of the past while opening doors for fresh opportunity in the future. The best yet example is the concept of Permaculture that started to show up around the…

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Further Ventures into Permaculture

Windekind Home Whole System Design—utilizing Zones. See our Zone Map The placement of environmental and social elements (i.e. trees, open space, plants, buildings) is fundamental to the whole system design (Permaculture) approach at Windekind because we seek to optimize the best relationships between elements with the least work and costs. This means designing with the…

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