Encyclopedia of Practices and their Context

Because permaculture pulls from so many varied climates, cultures, and traditions, many of the methods used to implement permaculture, be it dryland farming techniques or forest gardening, were developed and used by people outside of the dominant, often white, western paradigm most permies today are coming from. Given the historical context of colonization of many of these peoples, it is important that we refrain from claiming credit for or making invisible their immense contribution to permaculture through these practices.

This page is a growing list addressing the history and origins of sustainable practices from around the world.

A

B

C

Chinampas

D

E

F

Food Forest

G

H

Herbalism

I

J

K

L

M

N

Nopales

O

Ollas

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

X

Y

Z

Advertisements

One thought on “Encyclopedia of Practices and their Context

  1. Terracing was developed in the Philippines Ifugao among others. Polyculture was developed in many parts of the tribal world. Natural patterns were also used throughout that world. Guilds–3 sisters among others. Multiple use dates tot he stone age.

    Like

Please read our safer spaces policy before commenting

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s