Jane de Graaf writes from G Magazine…
“Put the ideas of this gardening philosophy to practice in your own backyard with these handy pointers.
I’m standing in the backyard in the pouring rain, watching intently. It sounds odd, but I have good reason. What I’m looking at is water-flow: what happens when the falling drops hit the ground, where the water travels to, whether it pools or disappears. This way I can see if it’s getting to the places that I want it to, minimising resource waste, recycling and diverting water that might otherwise run down the drain. It’s just one aspect of the permaculture concept.
The permaculture movement started in Tasmania in the 1970s and is credited to the developments of Bill Mollison and David Holmgren …”