My husband and I have been attending a Permaculture Design Certification course at the serene Bamboo Village. Viewing the world through the eyes of permaculture design has been life-changing.
I have a whole new appreciation for trees, plants, soil – it’s like for the first time in 30 years, I’m starting to read the patterns in nature, and I am gobsmacked. There is so much life teeming within plants and beneath the soil, and their degradation directly impacts on food production, economic unrest and the collapse of past civilisations. I’m only just beginning to make the connections.
In the past week, I’ve met so many incredible, hilarious and inspiring people, ranging from our instructor, Rhamis Kent, to Aunty Aini, a gardening genius and a microbiologist.
Here are some pictures of where we’ve been staying:
Stay tuned for future more information! Check out the Permaculture Research Institute’s website for more information about all things permaculture. Excellent documentaries to watch include: “The Lessons of the Loess Plateau”, “Hope in a Changing Climate” and “Green Gold”.
Thank you, Murujan, for organising such a fantastic PDC.