I'm not sure if this should be in the permaculture forum or the meaningless drivel forum. Feel free to move it about.
I heard on a recent podcast that Paul thought there should be a sort of quick & easy guide to permaculture. I think he's right. Instead of teaching people to be chefs, we should be providing Lean Cuisine for the masses. Or instead of teaching people to build computers from the semiconductors on up, we provide them with PCs and iPads. You can always go to chef/engineering/whatever school if you are interested enough.
So here's my attempt at one page permaculture:
Step 1: identify contours on property
Step 2: put stuff that will slow water down (swales, logs, branches, rocks, etc) on those contours
Step 3: plant a mixture of support species and productive species - obtain mix from a permaculture business that customizes seed mixes to temperature & moisture regions
Step 4: wait 3 months
Step 5: overseed with mixed species
Step 6: go to step 4
Obviously this isn't optimal design, but I think this kind of approach would be good enough and simple enough to provide results for those people who aren't interested in learning all the nitty-gritty details.
What's your One Page Permaculture?
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