Friday, July 29, 2011

Article on Permaculture

A few days ago, The New York Times ran an interesting article on permaculture, an approach to agriculture and horticulture that seeks to secure thriving plants and sustainability by mimicking natural ecosystems as closely as possible:

In the Garden: The Permaculture Movement Grows from Underground

I first learned about the concept of permaculture through the writings of the Austrian permaculture pioneer and activist Sepp Holzer, who farms and gardens in a part of the Austrian Alps known for its particularly harsh climate. He is a bit too dogmatic about some of his practices for my taste but no doubt he and the permaculture movement in general have some very interesting - and important - ideas. For more about his work you can visit the website of his farm, the Krameterhof, here.

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