This is a story of my experience at Berg-en-dal Farm, near Ladismith in the Klein Karoo of South Africa in Spring of 2013.
Permaculture is a set of principles that promote ecosystem cultivation using systems thinking and engineering. It is based of a set of humanist ethics that are inclusive and encourage us as human beings to design systems that allow us to live in harmony with each other and nature.
In a Permaculture Design Course, which is 12 days long, you learn many skills that you can integrate into design of systems, from swale-digging to land surveying to map design to sustainable building, and many more. It has been a wonderful experience to go on the course and I would recommend one to anyone who is looking for solutions to the problems we face in today's world, tired of the current ill-thought-out, rashly applied plans currently associated with governments the world over. It is time to start taking responsibilities for our own lives, children and community.
This video will show some of the fun things I got up to while on the course.
If you are interested in Permaculture and course material, see permaculturesouthafrica.co.za