The Permaculture Podcast

    Episode 1435: Back to Basics – Principle 1: Observe and Interact (Permabyte)


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    This episode takes us back to the beginning of permaculture by exploring the first principle, Observe and Interact, using David Holmgren’s Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability, as the core for the conversation. I’ve included some quotes from the text as well as some of my own observations on understanding the world around us, and some of my failures.

    Thank you to Kyle and Matt for suggesting a return to the fundamentals of permaculture and an examination of some of the core texts. After covering the 12 principles as outlined in David’s book, we’ll being walking through the Big Black Book of Permaculture, Bill Mollison’s Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual.

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    As always, this is only my take on Observe and Interact. I’d like to hear your thoughts.

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    (Episode: 2014Byte0428)

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