What is Permaculture? (Permanent – Agriculture)
Permaculture is a sustainable & naturally designed organic farming system in harmony with nature.
The ecological and biological processes of the land, plants, animals, nutrient cycles, climatic factors and weather cycles are all examined and incorporated into a productive, functional Permaculture System for creating sustainable human environments.
Elements in each system are viewed in relation to other elements and the outputs of one element become the input of another. Inhabitants’ needs are provided for though proven technologies for food, energy, shelter and infrastructure. Within Permaculture systems work is minimized, “wastes” becomes resources, productivity and yields increase, and the environment is restored.
Moringa Plant Permaculture aims to create stable productive systems that provide for human needs, harmoniously integrating the land with the people not only for today but also the future.
Sustainability of a system over its lifetime is measured by how well it can produce enough energy to maintain and duplicate itself.
Two of the Permaculture systems employed for Moringa Plants are Alley Cropping and Food Forests, these methods allow a variety of crops to grow side by side in harmony and allows the plants to benefit from one another. Moringa Oleifera is a fast-growing, hardy pioneer tree that grows well in degraded soil, plus it is also a legume – meaning it fixes nitrogen into the soil from gas it captures in the air. This means that Moringa Oleifera (The Moringa Tree) is a natural fertilizer tree and an excellent companion for other plants growing nearby, as they benefit from the nitrogen.
“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings”
“Nature left alone is in perfect balance.”