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Regenerative Permaculture Farm and Garden podcast 6, part 3 crock pot permaculture, the real design that matters

Regenerative Permaculture Farm and Garden podcast 6, part 3 crock pot permaculture, the real design that matters

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Part 3 of a permaculture design idea, designing permaculture like a crock pot. Design slow, low, steady and build complexity over time.
Tonight we look at a missed part of permaculture design. We are good at the big picture of design. But the stage of design that happens after the master plan to a mature system is not talked about very much. Design on paper is a fantasy, because it is not more than an idea. Implementation of a regenerative or permaculture design from paper to
a living system is just left out of the conversation normally in permaculture. Since there is no permaculture fairy that will sprinkle permaculture dust on a raw piece of ground and the living ecological system just happens.

Part of a great design has to also have a implementation design plan, goals or schedule, what ever you want to call it. Without this, a system will not have a lot of flow in the nurturing of a infant system. Without a real plan of the implementation design, the fun building of a system will turn into chaos and stress.

Regenerative Permaculture Farm and Garden podcast 4, crock pot permaculture design, slow, steady, simple to complex

Regenerative Permaculture Farm and Garden podcast 4, crock pot permaculture design, slow, steady, simple to complex.

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An Idea to chew on, designing a permaculture system or a regenerative system with complexity designed in it from the beginning of the design, complexity could be or may be forced. If forced, then the design might has issues down the road when it is in reality of the environment  and off the paper.

Regenerative permaculture design can be in an all out design assault in a day, week or a month.As designers, we can look at maps, sun angles, soil types, shape of the land, energy flows and resources available. Have a walk around the property and have a talk about what you or what the client wants. Then sit down and design to system in a few days to a few weeks.

Maybe, just maybe¬† the design can be looked at like a crock pot, it will have a better chance to reach its true potential. A crock pot, takes simple ingredients, cooks slow and steady and the complexity builds over time in flavor. I think design can also be like a good personal relationship, it gets better over time because each in the relationship learns each other more deeply and can read and understand each other better. I’m just not sure how a design that is made into master plan from a short time relationship and time period with the land can see all the opportunity that will expose itself over time.

I’m not saying one way of design is better than the other, just thinking out loud and what I see from my own permaculture journey.