Medicine Pouch Farm is in the process of bringing their farm and soil back to life, one route is through the method of permaculture. 

Permaculture is a philosophy and system of land use, which works to develop sustainable agriculture within healthy self-sufficient communities. Permaculturists work with the natural systems and cycles which mother nature already has in place, so people can work smarter not harder

This whole system approach to land use design is a cutting edge solution to the ailments of our current civilization. Permaculture encourages us to rethink how we live and work, and helps us to reconnect with the earth and with our community. Based in art and science with strategies and techniques that span the world wide and time. Permaculture is a dynamic process of  design and innovation based upon a set of ecological design principles and ethics (earth care, people care, fair share). Depending on location, context and climate, its application can vary widely.

We must Change our current design of settlements, homes, food systems, economic systems, education systems, organisations, community processes so we can cultivate  a culture which supports our wellbeing, community and the the earth’s systems. Permaculture is a way of designing with nature that creates systems which are ecologically sound, economically viable, and self-sufficient


Three ethics

Care of the Earth.

Care of People.

Return of surplus to Earth and people (aka “Fair Share”)

Design Principles


The concept of permaculture was developed in the 1970s by Bill Mollison and David Holngren. Taking from natural systems, traditional farming, modern science and tech, it's’ very similar to biodynamic* ag. It has a focus on biodiversity.

Another influence is Fukuoka. He treats it as a philosophy of life, turning negative to positive, adversity to strength and abandons the idea of superiority and brings in the idea that we facilitate change through observation.

People have been using what we call permaculture techniques for thousands of years before the Agricultural revolution 10,000 years ago we are only now remembering our true culture.