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Permaculture Swales, not a silver bullet for water solutions but a very nice technique when the context is right. i like them in the zone 2 context best, not huge ones but just the right size in the right place to have the least change for the greatest effect.
This online PDC handbook is a collective creation brought to you by TreeYo Permaculture, headed by Doug Crouch. It is a fair share service to those who are seeking information about various aspects of Permaculture. By using a multimedia approach, we embody the permaculture principles and bring concentrated information to a central node. We really hope that you will leave comments or questions so that the collective genius of the Permaculture community can be realized. Through this blog/book format, we can have an open dialogue and co-create so that future users can access not only the valuable information presented but also discussions and comments brought by you the users.
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Furthermore, this is an online reader for those who will be taking permaculture courses with us or other teachers. We feel that it is a testament to the permaculture philosophy of being completely open-source with everything we do, Cooperation not Competition. At the same time we also recognize the intellectual property involved and we wish to honor the system of Collective Commons. Thus please do give us credit for our work here and please share this resource widely.
The Website is structured to echo the 14 chapters of Bill Mollison’s Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual with an additional three sections: Food Fermentation (Bill actually considers his most important work to be his book Ferment and Human Nutrition), Natural Building, and Animal Systems (emphasizing Holistic Management).
This is also the same framework in which we organize our Permaculture Design Courses (PDC). We find that people come to our regular TreeYo Permaculture site from googling things like Earthships and swales. So we have created this site, which is a five year project to create, and will be directing you as well to other places with more information so that we are not reinventing the wheel.
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