Monoculture vs. Permaculture.
When discussing various flaws within the agricultural industry, Monoculture and overpopulation are heavily disputed topics and mentioned regularly. Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton are pioneers for long-term solutions through Permaculture – which in simple words ‘harmonic farming.’ Commercial farming requires various chemicals to maintain crop succession. Permaculture farm designs intend to replicate the ways of nature by incorporating companion planting and other techniques. This way, human involvement requires minimal effort to allow nature to adapt, survive, and thrive. How do farmers or enthusiasts go about this? As we said there are 12 principles, but just three that can help kickstart your new sustainable way of life.
Observe & Interact
Understand your environment and observe the natural patterns. Instead of learning how to manipulate your environment, learn how to work with it.
Obtain a yield
This means designing a system that produces something useful. This can befood, but also other things such as protection, and refuge, even shade. This is up to the designers , but the goal is to understand the best outcome your environment gives you.
Self regulate & accept feedback
Self-regulation is key. The secret is to produce the required amount without compromising space or wellbeing, both yours and the environment. It sounds hard but it is the most long term plan for a successful production.