Groundwork “permaculture vivante”
The fundamental principle of permaculture is the ecologically, economically, and socially sustainable use of all of the earth’s resources.
Permaculture is the intentional creation of viable and ecologically, economically, and socially stable systems in which plants, animals, and people live together in cooperation.
School-vacation at the campus vivant’e: time for the loud and great earthworks, and a lot of planning, editing and deciding.
Haddou and Lukas explore the whole landscape and surroundings to define zones and to foresee the work that has to be done over the next weeks and months.
The campus still is more like a desert. But by working with and respecting the 12 principles of permaculture this soon should develop into a green oasis and a healthy microcosm that helps caring for earth and the poeple and even gives a surplus.
“Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labour; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system.” (Bill Mollison)
Some student-colleagues of the academy where Lukas studies, came to help. They prepare and cut early spring plants, create a tree nursery, a greenhouse, a new compost-place and share their vast knowledge on horticulture with us.