We’ve done it! We’ve made it! After all that time together working through these principles, it has come to and end and here is Holmgren’s final one. Principle 12: Creatively Use and Respond to change.
I find this principle to be one about vision and dreaming up the possibilities of what the future can hold for our design, both good and ill, and using those thoughts to prepare for what may come, to accept the changes, and then be in a place to respond to it positively. I want you to be calm and centered so you can make the best decisions possible while intentionally building the land and community around you.
With that comes the last homework assignment for this series: Go out and practice what you have learned. With the Prime Directive, Ethics, and Principles of Permaculture, you are ready to begin this process. I can lead you further on with more information, but this is the core of the work that you will then do. All the techniques and concepts that you will find elsewhere build off of this. You can do it.