The word “Perma Culture” derives from the concept of permanent agriculture which refers to the idea that we can all learn how to participate in the growing of foods with the objective to become self-sustainable. It is practiced on global scale with much success in empowering people to in the fight against famine. The elements of perma culture include soil, food, shelter, energy, ethics, climate, and water. It is defined as: a system of agricultural and social design principles centered around simulating or directly utilizing the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems (Wiki).
Perma culture promotes organic vegetables and fruits along with herbs for basic medication and health support. The aim of the NaCare gardens is to supply in the local needs of all the staff members who live here and also to serve as agricultural hub for people to receive instruction in practicing perma culture. Many learners, who study herbalism as part of wellness, enjoy the opportunity in the gardens to work with medicinal herbs and learn how to grow them.
The principles of perma culture are to work with nature and benefit from the ecological cycles of the seasons. It relies on the abundance that nature produces and the care that comes from nature.
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