Paul

Location:

Brooklyn, NY

Member since:

June 10, 2014

How did you become interested in permaculture?

I visited Mangyan tribes in the Philippines when I was in college. The Mangyan do not traditionally farm. But they do lightly tend to certain areas of the mountains and forests where edible plants grow naturally. No fences, barely any planting, and open to all, these spaces were humble but productive. My conversations with them led me to believe that they practiced a kind of permaculture, though they did not have a word for it.

If you have taken a Permaculture Design Course, who was your was your teacher and what year did you receive your certification?

I have not taken a permaculture couse yet.

How are you currently applying the permaculture principles in your life? (Care of people and the earth, fair distribution of surplus, promotion of diversity, cooperation, integration, zero waste, etc.: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permaculture)

I am currently still learning.

What are some of your favorite permaculture resources? (Books, videos, websites, etc.)

None yet. Hopefully this group will be a gateway to the right resources.

What are some aspects of life in New York that you would like to see the group address from a permaculture perspective? (For example: land use patterns, the banking and healthcare systems, transportation, housing, community development, food, waste

I am most interested in discussing urban farming and land use.

Introduction

I am currently working for a floral design studio and garden center so I'm slowly getting into all things green. I'm new to permaculture but I'm very eager to learn.


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