Community. Local skills. Local Food. Adapting in place. But self-reliant, no. We are in this together. In these unsure times of climate change, peak oil, and economic instability, the one thing we do have is each other. To quote Toby Hemenway, "When we create a web of interdependencies, we grow richer, stronger, safer, and wiser."
Permaculture is a means to develop life skills for sustainable living and beyond. "To practice permaculture is to actively create a positive and abundant post-carbon future, starting right now, wherever you are. Permaculture is a critical tool in helping to unleash our collective genius and creativity in the service of true sustainability" says Lisa Fernandez, from the Portland Permaculture Group.
Why stop at sustainable? Let’s make our community better. Stronger. Durable. Permaculture aims to regenerate healthy, productive landscapes and communities by consciously applying ecological principles to the design of human habitats. Through our discussions, work parties, lectures, and potlucks, let's work to create a positive, sustainable future. The future starts here. It can – and will – be good.