Permaculture is a way of designing systems that mimic, integrate with, and respond to ecosystems. It invites us to slow down and learn to work with nature rather than beating it into submission. It helps us honor the self-sustaining designs God built into creation.
The ethics that drive permaculture are:
1) Care of the Earth,
2) Care of People,
3) Return of surplus to Earth and people.
SUSTAINABLE means the energy a system puts out is equal to or greater than the energy it takes in.
A RESOURCE is energy stored in useful form.
POLLUTION is an unused resource.
There are many resources that needlessly become pollution simply because of poor system design or systems designed in opposition to the 3 ethics, such as built-in, or planned obsolescence.
Our community aspires to match our behavior with these standards.
Christ promises a future of healing. This property is a concrete, real time, loving invitation to live into that promise. We repent of destruction already done. We want to live on the land in a better, slower way.
The dirt this congregation sits on is a permaculture farm. We have a food forest, water catchment, a tiny house, chickens, plant nursery, annual beds, and a compost operation.
The farm is run by the pastor, Jami and the farmer, Marisa. Others who live on the property and folks from the community help work the land and benefit from its produce. We partner with local businesses to share resources.