Posted Date: June 22, 2016
Permaculture Days shows how Gabriola Elementary School teachers, volunteers, and children took the classroom outdoors during the Spring of 2016.
Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is a creative design process based on whole-systems thinking that uses ethics and design principles. It guides us to mimic patterns and relationships we can find in nature and can be applied to all aspects of human habitation, from agriculture to ecological building, from appropriate technology to education and even economics.
By adopting the ethics and applying these principles in our daily life, we can make the transition from being dependent consumers to becoming responsible producers. This journey builds skills and resilience at home and in our local communities that will help us prepare for an uncertain future with less available energy.