[permaculture] Perennial Solutions } Eric Toensmeier

Lawrence London lfljvenaura at gmail.com
Fri Jul 20 20:19:51 EDT 2012


http://www.perennialsolutions.org/

Perennial and regenerative food production systems have tremendous
potential to help stabilize global climate and provide fair access to food.
These revolutionary techniques and species are unfortunately little known.
Perennialsolutions.org is my effort to present the “fruit” my own and
others’ research and experience. This approach is based in
*permaculture<http://www.perennialsolutions.org/permaculture-design-practice-perennial-organic-gardening-eric-toensmeier-plants-vines-bushes-advice.html>
*, a design system for meeting human needs while improving ecosystem
health.

Permaculture food production and land management systems can:
• build soils and restore degraded lands
• provide essential ecosystem services like habitat and rainwater
infiltration
• stabilize global climate through carbon sequestration
• contribute to a just food system and self-determination for communities.

Perennialsolutions.org is a home for the best resources I have found or
created, from my own original writing and videos, to reports on my
eight-year-old home edible forest garden and edible landscape, to links to
the amazing online books and databases that I use most often.

Learn more about my *bio and
resume<http://www.perennialsolutions.org/meet-eric-toensmeier-perennial-solutions-edible-permaculture-books-videos-workshops-organic-gardening.html>
*, *award-winning books and
articles<http://www.perennialsolutions.org/perennial-organic-gardening-permaculture-books-articles-eric-toensmeier-agriculture-urban-ediblek-landscapes.html>
*, *workshops and
presentations<http://www.perennialsolutions.org/upcoming-events-perennial-organic-gardening-food-crops-eric-toensmeier-edible-landscape-permaculture.html>
*, and *consulting
practice<http://www.perennialsolutions.org/perennial-gardening-food-crops-consulting-services-organic-agriculture-urban-permaculture-advice-expertise.html>
*.

My *blog<http://www.perennialsolutions.org/perennial-solutions-organic-gardening-permaculture-blog-eric-toensmeier-urban-edible-landscapes-articles.html>
* features my latest thoughts on permaculture as a strategy for addressing
global problems, reports on visits to cutting-edge demonstration sites, and
updates from my own garden. View my
*videos<http://www.perennialsolutions.org/permaculture-videos-perennial-organic-gardens-eric-toensmeier-plants-vine-shrubs-agriculture-information.html>
*, *podcasts<http://www.perennialsolutions.org/permaculture-audio-podcasts-perennial-organic-gardens-eric-toensmeier-plants-vine-agriculture-information.html>
*, and *photos<http://www.perennialsolutions.org/permaculture-photo-gallery-perennial-organic-gardens-eric-toensmeier-plants-vines-groundcovers-trees.html>
* of permaculture plants and practices being used by communities around the
world.

You can also view content on* perennial crops and
techniques<http://www.perennialsolutions.org/perennial-farming-systems-organic-agriculture-edible-permaculture-eric-toensmeier-large-scale-farmland.html>
* that *stabilize the
climate<http://www.perennialsolutions.org/carbon-sequestering-agriculture-global-warming-solution-piece-remove-co2-from-atmosphere-organic-garden.html>
* and build soils, North American *indigenous land
management<http://www.perennialsolutions.org/indigenous-management-organic-perennial-gardening-permaculture-urban-resources-gardens.html>
* techniques which provide a model for permaculture on a vast scale, and
examples of ornamental and ecological *edible
landscaping<http://www.perennialsolutions.org/edible-landscaping-perennial-plants-organic-gardens-paths-walkways-bushes-shrubs-vines-groundcovers.html>
* for homes and institutions.

The website features *profiles
of<http://www.perennialsolutions.org/useful-perennial-plant-profiles-hardy-organic-gardening-plants-permaculture-urban-resource-garden.html>
* *useful plants*<http://www.perennialsolutions.org/useful-perennial-plant-profiles-hardy-organic-gardening-plants-permaculture-urban-resource-garden.html>including
links to online plant books and databases, and
*sources of plants and
seeds<http://www.perennialsolutions.org/perennial-plant-seed-sources-catalogs-stores-permaculture-varieties-hardy-hybrids-organic-gardening.html>
*.

Check out permaculture solutions in practice including *profiles of
commercial permaculture
farms<http://www.perennialsolutions.org/permaculture-farm-profiles-perennial-organic-agriculture-eric-toensmeier-plants-vines-bushes-information.html>
*, successes with *urban
permaculture<http://www.perennialsolutions.org/urban-permaculture-organic-gardening-agriculture-cities-neighborhoods-nutrition-perennial-landscaping.html>
*, and *financial
permaculture<http://www.perennialsolutions.org/financial-permaculture-organizing-communities-to-manage-resources-with-perennial-objectives-ends.html>
:* regenerative enterprise design and economic development through
municipal scale permaculture design.


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