Back to Eden – the garden as our first profession Some of the vital issues facing agriculture today include soil preparation, fertilization, irrigation, weed control, pest control, crop rotation, and PH issues. None of these issues exist in the unaltered state of nature or in Back To Eden gardens and orchards. This is a classic example […]
Would it surprise you to know that in Orthodox countries around the world, people are growing their own food, and doing so like crazy. They are producing massive amounts of food in small areas, which benefit themselves, their neighbors, and their economies on a broad scale.
This is the question that I get most when talking about Small Parish Permaculture – just what is Permaculture? It has variously been described as earth worship (so wrong), environmentalism gone haywire (false), and promoting pagan pantheism, despite the fact that the teachers of Permaculture have explicitly rejected any attempt to ascribe metaphysics to it. Permaculture is […]
by Fr. John A. Peck Many of you know that this year I was awarded the PDC by the Permaculture Research Institute at Zaytuna Farm in New South Wales, Australia under Geoff Lawton. (click on his name to see the free videos on his site). I cannot recommend his courses highly enough. That whole journey I […]
Permaculture really is the answer. by Nick Meyer Even as the United States government continues to push for the use of more chemically-intensive and corporate-dominated farming methods such as GMOs and monoculture-based crops, the United Nations is once against sounding the alarm about the urgent need to return to (and develop) a more sustainable, natural […]