Many people do not know about the concept of agricultural permaculture despite the fact that this concept has been part of society for several years (late 70’s). The most important thing about applying permaculture in agriculture is trying to give something back to nature and the earth after taking so much advantage of it.
The common way of doing agriculture takes everything it can from the land and from nature and never gives anything back, that simply means that we reach crises as strong as those we have experienced in recent years. The main objective of doing agriculture with permaculture is to find a way to rely on nature to produce, but give something back to it and take care of it as our most important resource (which it is).
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What should I know about agricultural permaculture?
It is good that you understand that agricultural permaculture is not only related to technical and planting issues, it will also have a lot to do with the social and economic part and can help small municipalities and even cities in the country to improve their economy.
Therefore it is important that you not only stay in the personal application of agricultural permaculture, try to include your neighbors, share your ideas with them and be part of groups that together can understand that working together and with the support of nature everything is much simpler.
Can I apply permaculture in the small garden of my home?
¡Claro que puedes! No importa el tamaño de tu siembra, si quieres aplicar permacultura en un huerto pequeño o en las siembras más grandes de toda Colombia. La permacultura es una filosofía, un conjunto de principios y técnicas que pueden aplicarse sin importar el tamaño, la ubicación o el tipo de siembra.
Of course you can! The size of your planting does not matter, if you want to apply permaculture in a small orchard or in the largest crops in all of Colombia. Permaculture is a philosophy, a set of principles and techniques that can be applied regardless of size, location or type of planting.
The most important thing is that you want to understand the principles of permaculture and that you really want to carry out this practice.
How do I apply agricultural permaculture?
- Step 1. Take advantage of waste
The first thing you must do to apply permaculture is to start working together with nature, this means not wasting the waste that is produced in your home, you must take advantage of it and use it to create organic fertilizers that will help your plants to grow a lot. bigger and healthier.
- Step 2. Take advantage of resources
Then we recommend you take advantage of the resources that nature has to offer you, for example, do you need a little shade for planting? Plant shrubs or native plants between plantings to create natural forests.
Another way to take advantage of resources is to take rainwater to be used in the irrigation of your crops or even to use it in your home after making it drinkable.
- Step 3. Learn and grow.
If you want to apply permaculture in your garden or large crops, you must be very informed about the processes, techniques, and everything related to this topic, therefore, we recommend that you inform yourself and grow in your knowledge about a concept that is here to stay. . In this blog post you can get more information.
Could permaculture be the future of agriculture?
It is difficult to know if organic permaculture can really achieve great importance in the world of agriculture, but the truth is that the growth in importance that it has taken since the early 1990s invites us to think that this practice is here to stay and that If we all do our part, we can turn permaculture into a sustainable way of life for thousands of Colombians and people around the world.
One of the most important advantages and the reasons why permaculture has become so important is because it offers the possibility to those people who live in remote places and who have difficult access to essential services such as energy and water to create systems that allow them not only to live well, but also to produce food for their livelihood and even for sale.
As you will find in our blog, it is possible to create water collection systems so that those who do not have direct access (or water has a very high cost) can access this vitally important liquid for daily life and for good results. end of sowing and planting.
Agricultural permaculture for gardens
Do you want to have a beautiful permaculture garden at home? Are you fond of different types of plants and flowers and looking for a beautiful garden? You can also apply permaculture to your garden! The results that you are going to obtain are really impressive and you can take advantage of all the resources that you have around you.
As you can see, permaculture is a philosophy that can be applied in agriculture, in gardens and in many other aspects of life. We recommend that you read the 12 principles of permaculture carefully so that you can see how you can even apply it in your life and in your day to day to improve how you act with nature and with the world.
The real goal of permaculture is to make human beings understand the importance of working with nature and not harming it to produce the things we need. Do you think it would make sense to damage something in your home in order to fulfill another objective? The earth is our home and without taking care of it we will come to live in a world that nobody wants to see.
It does not matter if you only have a small balcony or a minimal space in your backyard to start applying and living with the philosophy of permaculture, the important thing is to carry out all these techniques and keep the principles in mind. And it is that finally when your neighbors, your friends, your acquaintances begin to see the positive results of permaculture, they will try to imitate it and thus a chain is created that ends in excellent results for the planet.
Start applying permaculture in your life now! Take advantage of the waste! Take care of the planet!