PCP: Hasten Slowly

“Permaculture design suggests that we take care of earth while taking care of people.”

Juliana Birnbaum Fox

During this short meditation, visitors are invited to touch the soil on the ground around them. Not only has it been found that digging in dirt can improve your mental health, the visitor is encouraged to connect with the garden in a way they wouldn’t usually. The following permaculture principle, will be “use small and slow solutions”, “use edges and value the marginal” and “creatively use and respond to change.” The speaker would discuss how to implement permaculture within a small space or a flat with no garden access. The discussion would be about using windows to grow plants or windowsill herb gardens, perhaps instead of having a traditional garden visitors could ferment to grow food – such as brewing kombucha, a sourdough starter or making yoghurt.