10 EASY PERMACULTURE PRACTICES FOR 2017
The Yoga Ranch offers an annual 10-day permaculture certification course. It is facilitated by the inspiring couple, Lala Bhakti and Jared Williams. To celebrate the New Year, they have put together 10 tips of small changes you can make to your everyday life for a more wholesome and environmentally sustainable existence.
10 EASY PERMACULTURE PRACTICES FOR 2017 & THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
by: Lala Bhakti and Jared Williams
First, what is Permaculture? Permaculture is a design and living strategy, focused on Nature and it’s relationships, which give us the tools to create a regenerative culture. Here areca few ways you can join this global movement with some easy commitments to help create this vibrant and connected culture.
1 — TURN OFF LIGHTS AND ELECTRONICS WHEN UNNECESSARY
Power must come from somewhere, and the less we consume, the more we can become in control of our power needs.
2 — TRY WALKING OR BIKING INSTEAD OF DRIVING
Especially for local/backroads trips, consider using the power of your beautiful muscles.
3 — CARRY REUSABLE ITEMS FOR DAILY NEEDS
For example, reusable water bottles and grocery tote bags save TONS of waste from contaminating our land, rivers and oceans, as well as elimiating the extra energy needed to make disposable items.
4 — GET TO KNOW THE NEIGHBORS
Community is only made when we communicate.
5 — BUY ONLY LOCAL APPLES THIS YEAR
One small solution to a big issue (embedded energy in transporting food), yet it can make a huge difference to think locally.
6 — FIND A QUIET SPOT
Put your hands and feet in the soil and experience the diversity of organisms alive and flourishing in just this one little spot.
7 — WHEN A PROBLEM ARISES, SEE SOLUTIONS
Seeing solutions allows for positivity and possibility to unfold. This mental shift will really pay off.
8 — SHARE YOUR RESOURCES AND SKILLS
One of the most comforting things is sharing with someone in need, especially when it is put to good use.
9 — WATER IS LIFE! VALUE IT
Try shorter showers, turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth, use less water when doing dishes. Find out your source of water, and remember that billions of people in the world lack access to clean drinking water, so let’s treat it with the respect it deserves.
10 — PLANT A TREE OR SHRUB
Trees produce oxygen, ingest carbon, create wildlife habitat, prevent soil erosion, and also put food on our plates. What’s not to love? (Don’t have land? Join us in the Spring at Sivananda!)
Join us throughout the 2017 year as we continue to learn and practice permaculture. Don’t forget, changing ourselves is the easiest way to change the world! Om.
For more information on the permaculture course (August 13th – August 27th 2017) see: permaculture course.