From clever chicken tunnels to a campus lawn turned no-dig garden, I’ve written about countless permaculture projects over the years. Some of them, like this peak oil inspired farming project in Britain, are exploring the realms of commercial agriculture—but it’s fair to say that permaculture is still often seen as something more often practiced in backyards and community gardens for sustenance, not financial gain…. Now Rafter Ferguson, a doctoral student from the University of Illinois, is setting out to conduct a study of permaculture farms across the US, studying what works, what doesn’t, and how permaculture techniques might be adapted and scaled up to take a significant dent out of the farming system as we know it.
- What Permaculture Isn’t – and Is (Toby Hemenway) (permaculturedesignreview.com)
- Permaculture = Permanent Agriculture (rashidfaridi.wordpress.com)