Within Permaculture we see nature as our ultimate teacher. She will demonstrate how species interact with each other and their surroundings and which effects you can expect from it. She will also demonstrate the response of the web of life to different (or changing) circumstances. Just observing, even with our rather limited knowledge of exactly how it all works, demonstrates which approaches we can choose to improve the conditions of our ecosystems.
We had an unprecedented opportunity in 2015/2016 to observe the effects of the greatest drought in decades in our area caused by the El Niño phenomenon. During 16 months we only had a minimal amount of short rain showers and blistering sun most of the time. Our dams dried out in December 2015 so irrig….