Permaculture
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What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a set of design principles centered around whole systems thinking simulating or directly utilizing the patterns and resilient features observed in natural ecosystems

Typically we see these principals applied to regenerative agriculture, however they can be applied to business, community, basically any form of organization you can imagine. Including the GoodLifeGang.

The science of Permaculture is guided by 3 core tenets 

The science of Permaculture is guided by 3 core tenets and several key design theories

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  • Care for Earth: We need the Earth to survive, so we must base all plans on taking care of it. This includes all non human life on Earth.
  • Care for People:¬†Promotes¬†self-reliance and responsibility towards the greater community.
  • Fair Shares (Return of Surplus): Take what you need, return the rest. This includes all forms of abundance, including wealth, knowledge, experiences, etc in order to build better communities.
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These 12 principals are the guiding rules for identifying, designing, and implementing work
  • Zones: An intelligent organization of design features based on frequency of use/need
  • Guilds: A combination of parts that work better as a whole than as individuals
  • Layers: Production through stacking functions in three dimensions

Book List

A collection of books I recommend

Restoration Agriculture

Mark Shepard


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Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture

Toby Hemenway


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Sepp Holzers Permaculture: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening

Sepp Holzer


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Paradise Lot

Eric Toensmeier


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The Resilient Farm and Homestead: An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach

Ben Falk


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Comeback Farms

Greg Judy


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You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Start & Succeed in a Farming Enterprise

Joel Salatin


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The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food

Dan Barber


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No Risk Ranching: Custom Grazing on Leased Land

Greg Judy


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Everything I Want to do is Illegal

Joel Salatin


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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

Michael Pollan


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The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

Tim Ferriss


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Recommended Podcasts

Sometimes audio is all we have time for. Here is a collection of my favorite Permaculture themed podcasts.

Come Visit Future's Permaculture Farm

Gang members get exclusive access to the farm and GLG events hosted at the farm