In the past, people probably just said farm garden. The term is made up of “permanent” and “agriculture”. It refers to a sustainable concept for agriculture and horticulture based on observing and imitating natural ecosystems and cycles as closely as possible.
Thus, most permaculture gardens look wild.
"As many different plants as possible are planted and a lot is left to nature itself to create habitat for animals, especially insects."
As many different plants as possible are planted and a lot is left to nature itself to create habitat for animals, especially insects.
For our permaculture garden, we have chosen an area of 1,600 square meters in close proximity to our main kitchen. Of course, it's great when you can pick vegetables, berries, fruits, herbs and salads exactly when they are needed. This eliminates the need to order, transport and inspect incoming goods. It also saves space in our cold storage, and related energy.
On the other hand, it is of course very labor intensive. We are confident that our experience will grow over time and that one or the other task will be done more quickly. We have a lot of knowledge to gather and put into action. It will certainly take several years before easing into a routine with the permaculture garden.
Our journey has started. We are excited to see where it will take us.