We in the analog forestry world are often asked whether we do permaculture, or if there are any large differences between the two. The fact is, permaculture and analog forestry were germinated in the same soil, and have been transplanted across the world as these two concepts have spread from person to person. While there are important differences between the two, many of their aims are similar.
Grover Stock, a licensed permaculture instructor and IAFN chairperson, has taken to reuniting these diverse concepts in his Permaculture Design Courses. One of the first PDCs to ever combine the ethics of permaculture with the biodiversity restoration practice of analog forestry was held at Falls Brook Centre in September 2012.
The course was attended by a group of interns from a program run by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), and a group of FBC’s Southern partners , who came from Honduras and Cuba to take part in the training. Over two weeks, a close bond was formed between all the participants, as they build compost piles, dug swales, and designed sustainable projects for the local community.
By: Adam Kabir DickinsonReturn to Galleries