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Permaculture – The Way of the Future

How do we treat mother earth? This is the one million $s question!

Permaculture, a term coined in the ’70s on Australian lands, which defines, in short, a form of harmonious interaction with the environment in which we operate, has aroused the interest of several years in Transylvania, Romania.

Among other things, the concept involves the creation, by various methods of a system that is self sufficient, which means less effort from the man. activities are reduced as far as possible that usually associated with farming , such as plowing or digging, being brought to the fore notions such as “mulching” – procedure that cover the earth with straw or leaves to keep moisture and prevent weed growth, or “companion plants” – who help each other. In permaculture, the farm is segmented based on the specific areas that need attention each, so that resource consumption is minimal, this is an example of the logic that governed the entire system. Though the world works designed by the principles of permaculture farms in Romania application information is still, in part, “to stage dream, “said Gaby D., one of permaculture practitioners in Romania. It wants to launch next year but the first commercial farm in Romania to apply the principles of permaculture.



What is permaculture?
Definition:
“They offered many definitions of permaculture. believe that the most relevant is: Permaculture is a design, architecture, for example, which aims to create sustainable human habitats in a beneficially environment. Through Sustainable understand something that last forever. That is the definition of “technical.” Some compare permaculture with a closet where you can hang most sciences or areas of the world in relation to each other. Romanians think and believe that  this definition fits in different situations. According to him, permaculture is, essentially, a system, a methodology or framework. Permaculture Principles 

Permaculture gives us a methodology to design farming systems suitable area where we are, but some principles apply everywhere, say practitionersNutrition includes elements perennials – especially trees and shrubs. We recognize the importance of trees in the creation and restoration of soil water and nutrients circuits, creating habitat and therefore biodiversity.

* Improve soil quality and quantity. A system can not be maintained for long periods each year if we lose the soil to erosion.

  • Capture and store / infiltrate water, particularly by creating soil that can store massive amounts of water. Thus, moderate drought and flood.
  • Obviously, we do not use chemicals that harm the environment, in our case the pesticide.
  • We recognize nature as a highly complex sum of ecosystems and private agricultural systems in the same way. Thus, we realize that if you change one element – they inevitably affect the other. So act carefully and adapt the “feedback” of the system.

* We use the resources we have, we adapt and we rely decisions based on them. Do not apply the standard recipes – recipes conducive apply to our situation.

Permaculture in Romania, from the dream stage experiments to reality

High interest in permaculture began to manifest in Romania after three or four years, but this concept is largely in a “dream stage”, though there are people who apply information. “In Bucharest, Cluj and the historical city of Brasov there are local initiatives, gardening, seed exchange, etc.., esp. in rural areas are about a dozen people applying permaculture principles, there are several websites dedicated to construction natural, and if all goes well, next year will be and the first commercial farming.”


Those interested can participate in various courses free or cost – as so-called “Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course”, after which I get a diploma permaculture designer. experiments to Strambeni In what concerns him, Saulic Grigore has learned this term in the winter of 2011, when he was studying in the UK, and in March 2012 decided to move to the country, in town Strambeni, in the locality of Arges. You bought an abandoned house and designed by the principles of permaculture land, “with many mistakes and crap made ​​of inexperience and over enthusiasm.” After two years of experiments, recently decided to go on a new adventure.
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P-culture in Strambeni

“We stayed at Strambeni village for two years, during which time I acquired various skills, I attended and taught several courses. currently are part of the ‘staff’ on a farm based on permaculture principles in Sweden where I stand six months. ‘m here as a volunteer to gain experience in larger scale to meet new people to attend theoretical courses and to participate in the establishment of the first regenerative farms in Scandinavia, ” Sauliuc Greg said. At home in Strambeni will live meantime a couple that will take care of the land. “I’m interested in healthy food, a quiet life and has agreed rental price, so everybody wins. Rent is not large 300 lei / month,” said Cristian Bucur happily.

 P-culture Strambeni

They told us about the stage that is currently permaculture in the world . “term was coined in 1974 in Australia, and has since expanded in almost all countries on the planet. currently permaculture is used in social, environmental, agricultural, financial and so on there farms designed by permaculture principles, communities (the oldest being 38 years), ‘clubs’ passionate about permaculture and local initiatives. Much of the U.S. and Australia but in almost all Western European countries other part (that do not hear) in third world countries in Africa and Asia. Latin America do not know much, but I heard a few large projects there ” , concluded Iosefciuc Iuliu from Campulung la Tisa, from Maramures County.
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