I recently spoke with Heather Day-Melgar, a Master’s student at Portland State University, in an interview for her Graduate Research Project, “Radical Urban Cascadia: Nature-Based Approaches to Mitigate Urban Heat.” We spoke about sustainable and accessible solutions to mitigate the climate crisis so I wanted to share some of that conversation here.
When we look to permaculture, the focus is on regeneration – bringing in a renewal.
“A garden gives the body the dignity of working in its own support. It is a way of rejoining the human race.” – Wendell Berry
We recently received the following question from someone in our community: I would love to know if permaculture is an appropriated form of Indigenous knowledge. I mean this respectfully. Can anyone speak to this?
We often talk with our client community about how to manage pests, about how these little creatures devour garden veggies, or creep onto paths, or take over a patch of a backyard oasis.