Moving from Sustainability toThriveability...paper coming soon.
Agriculture is the root of culture thus much of the emphasis on this work is focused on transforming our dependence on commercial agriculture systems and refocusing on local, sustainable and diverse food systems. A permaculture approach can save most land owners considerable resources if implemented well. Water is an ever precious resource and thus we must consciously design for multiple functions, maximum use and reuse. Together we can find ways to implement super efficient irrigation systems, rainwater catchment, greywater and blackwater systems. Energy- Renewableenergy is changing the fabric of our energy usage. We can now realistically be independent energy producers. An energy audit is a fantastic first step to assessing your energy needs and possibilities. Waste- One mans trash is another mans treasure! This is especially true when we think of waste streams that can be used to enhance our agriculture systems. Learn to use food and yard waste from many sources to feed animals or create compost and save us lots of input in the garden or on the farm.