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Permaculture

Some Definitions:

“What permaculturists are doing is the most important activity that any group is doing on the planet.”
~ David Suzuki, Geneticist, Broadaster & Environmental activist

“Permaculture is revolution disguised as gardening.”
~ Mike Feingold


At Wisdom In Nature
, like so many other people, we have found Permaculture to be both inspiring and practical. So, what is it?

Permaculture has been described in many ways.

One simple and useful way of looking at Permaculture, is as:

A practical system for sustainable living, and regenerating the earth and communities. It is based on observing principles and patterns in nature. Rather than seeing living systems as disconnected parts, permaculture helps us to see them as a whole.

Through permaculture we aim to maximise the relationships between things while working within an ethical framework (earth care, people care, and fair shares). Permaculture has empowered people worldwide to develop dynamic, resilient projects that work with nature, rather than against it.

Permaculture can be used in many contexts and scales, whether:

  • the home and garden,
  • mosque/congregational space,
  • business or community space,
  • and also for people-based community projects.

 

Typical course content would include:

  • What is Permaculture?
  • Introduction to Permaculture ethics and principles
  • Nature observation
  • Social Permaculture
  • Permaculture as a design system
  • Applying Permaculture
  • Next steps

We offer workshops and courses on either stand-alone Permaculture, or in the context of Islamic ecology, and also courses on Permaculture within Diverse Communities.

Our workshops can be for a few hours, a whole day, or over several days, and can be tailor-made for the specific needs of your group. Please feel free to enquire.

Permaculture & Islam Courses

We designed and delivered what was probably the first Islam & Permaculture Course anywhere in the world! This was in 2010, and we continue to develop and offer our teaching, weaving together the fundamentals of permaculture with Islamic ecology.

This is particularly enriching for anyone wanting to apply permaculture with appreciation of an authentic spirituality.

We have found the two to be mutually supportive.