Permaculture Forest

Idea submitted by: Kyle - Paralegal

The idea is to promote local wildlife, environmental factors, and increase the visible beauty around campus with a combination of flowering, fruiting, and neutralizing plants that can not only provide the wildlife, but also provide micro-business opportunities to student businesses on campus via SURGE.

The main concept within this is the idea of the FORAGE FOREST, or rather, plants highly tolerant of pruning.

This idea would also incorporate traditional Aboriginal permaculture techniques such as: The Three Sisters Gardens, and many others that are associated with the multiple histories of the peoples.

There are three parts to Permaculture:

Permaculture Design: A system for designing sustainable landscapes and communities. Mostly based on the book “Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual” by Bill Mollison. Permaculture Design is a combination of specific suggestions and general principles.

Permaculture Techniques: A large collection of ideas and techniques related loosely to sustainability and agriculture. These techniques come from a wide variety of sources, many of them are borrowed from other disciplines such as civil engineering, alternative energy, natural building, ecology, etc. There is no central authority to determine what is, or is not, a “Permaculture” technique. This lack of regulation has allowed the best techniques to flourish, spread and be improved upon by anyone.

Permaculture Movement: A large, and growing, movement of people who are generally interested in sustainability. Most of them are practitioners of Permaculture Design and/or Permaculture Techniques. There is no central leadership or central organization controlling the movement. Most people in the Permaculture Movement aim to spread the principals and techniques of Permaculture over the entire Earth. Obviously they still have a long way to go.

Increase wildlife, environmental support, and visible presence of helpful plants in the environment.

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