What is Permaculture?
Permaculture In Ireland
Many of the techniques found in Permaculture literature, which often comes from drier, warmer climes, are unsuitable to be ‘copy and pasted’ into an Irish context.
Our cool, island climate is unique, our landscapes complex, and of course our rainfall unrivalled! Much of our history and dominant politics have meant the loss of language & traditional skills that held so much wisdom and connection to the land.
In recent years there has been lots of research, and resources coming from Permaculture in the UK. Visit the British Permaculture Association for lots of information on projects all over the UK.
Key for Permaculture in Ireland is an in depth understanding of the Permaculture Principles, ways of thinking that are needed (and were perhaps already used?) to recreate low intervention landscapes that feed humans and maintain a thriving ecology.
Using Permaculture design in Ireland calls for a little thought, a lot of observation, and a look to the techniques our ancestors, and those in similar cold climates, relied upon to survive.
Here in Ireland we have a wide and growing informal network of Permaculture practitioners and people learning and teaching Permaculture. Head over to Permaculture Ireland for more information.