The Walden Effect: Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Our young forest garden

One of the nuclei in our young forest garden.I first started noticing the term "permaculture" about a year ago, and the idea quickly struck my fancy.  My background is in forest ecology, and everything I read about forest gardening and permaculture just made intuitive sense.

Those of you who have been reading along know that we started planning our first forest garden last winter. That forest garden is still slowly taking shape, but hopefully in a decade it will be mature and bearing.  Every year we look forward to a greater yield with less work.  And, of course, to lots more fascinating permaculture books to keep our brains active!

This post is part of our History of Permaculture lunchtime series.  Read all of the entries:

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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