Many people over the years have asked why they should implement permaculture designs on their properties, and whether or not it is worth the expense of hiring a designer, paying for a design, paying for earthworks, animals, plants, etc.
The truth is yes, it is worth it on many levels. Let's just start with a few reasons as to Why You Should Use Permaculture, then we'll explain why these reasons are sound.
1.) Economically, Permaculture is a Huge Win
When you take a piece of raw land, that may perhaps just be open pasture, or a farm of some sort. The land more than likely has been abused by unsustainable farming practices, and the soil is in poor condition. When we add a permaculture design, complete with 100% self-sustaining systems like aquaculture, food forests, perennial edibles, etc, the land inside of 5-10 years can literally QUINTUPLE (5x's) in value. Imagine a place like Wyoming, where large swaths of rolling hills are pretty inexpensive. Now implement a complete water harvesting, 100% sustainable, profit producing system; and you will be the envy of the area. You'll have created a completely drought proof environment that not only has water, but has running SPRINGS that weren't there before. You'll have created an oasis. People will definitely see the value in owning that property, so it will be worth a lot more. Not only that, but with the right systems in place, you can provide for all of your annual food needs for you and your family. That's a huge savings for a family of 4, or 8. You'll also generate a huge surplus of food which can be sold locally at weekly farmers markets.
So Permaculture Benefits our Bank Account & Net Worth by:
2.) Permaculture Drought Proofs Your Property
In some areas this may not be a huge concern, but in other areas it is of great concern. Permaculture allows you to create an environment that is an oasis in a sea of dry desert, not needing much rainfall annually to completely supply all of your water needs.
3.) Reduces Your Dependency on Others
In times of chaos, whether it be the weather, or economic collapse, a good permaculture design will sustain you and your loved ones while you ride out the storm. You can provide for all of your protein and plant needs with even a small permaculture plot. With water harvesting systems in place, you can even have the water you need, aside from the food you will need. In many cases, with good equipment you can even have natural hot water to keep mama happy if the electricity runs out! Let me assure you, when chaos hits, like it did during Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast, there are no grocery stores and fuel stations available....and in the event of something far worse, a permaculture design could be the difference between life and death for you and your loved ones.
These are just a few of the ways permaculture can benefit you, and why you should implement permaculture on your property.
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