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Designed Optimal Foraging system, Regenerative Permaculture Farm and Garden Podcast 30

Designed Optimal Foraging system, Regenerative Permaculture Farm and Garden Podcast 30

An interesting way to look at permaculture over just a farm or garden. Most of the concepts in regenerative permaculture is based on older foraging systems.

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Permaculture and regenerative Design is the flow of a system, most folks today look at growing anything in the terms of a garden or farm. I think if we look at or some forms of our regenerative permaculture systems as a foraging system we can better grasp what we are doing. A commercial farm is set up for many factors for production and cost. The garden in modern times seems to simulate a small farm. A foraging system is neither one of these ideas.

Functional farm design with space and place, Regenerative Permaculture Farm and Garden podcast 28

Functional farm design with space and place, Regenerative Permaculture Farm and Garden podcast 28

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Permaculture and regenerative Design is the flow of a farm to cut waste and energy with high production and income. Good design can seem to complex to jump into. There is so much to think about, so many things we all want on our places. The issue becomes clear as we try to look at a space as a whole place and this is very difficult to design for, because it gets overwhelming. If we figure out what places or functions we need, we can design for that place and the functions and needs of that one place in the larger scope of things. Once we give a open space and real place of function, now we get design the one place to perform the tasks or that the place. Like a market garden is a place or a tree nursery is a place. As your designing a place, a good design lets the places of functions flow into in place of function.

Regenerative Permaculture Farm and Garden 5, part 2 crock pot permaculture design, honesty is key

Regenerative Permaculture Farm and Garden 5, part 2 crock pot permaculture design, honesty is key

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This is the second part of a thought I have had about permaculture design. Not saying this way of design is the …right way or the…best way, but crock pot design may allow you too end up with the perfect design for you system and for you.

Why do you want a permaculture or regenerative farm and garden system. What exactly is the purpose of your reason to want a system? You HAVE to know exactly, clearly and define what you are designing for. This is not the place for good vibes and warm feelings. Plus to have to give yourself permission to be honest with ourselves.

Crock Pot Permaculture is designing slow and steady and bring in complexity over time, not forced in a weekend.

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.