Permaculture- farming as a way of life

A couple of nights ago a group of students from the UT Austin Business Brigade chapter met with Jenny from the Austin Permaculture Guild. It was such an interesting experience. Our Business Brigade this year involves helping 6 farms market their products to a local resort. We’re integrating an Environmental Brigade with our Business Brigade in order to increase the organic farming practices and discover ways to farm more efficiently. The meeting with the Permaculture guild addressed both of these issues. Permaculture is a way of “sensible” farming where all elements of the farm are mutually beneficial. Jenny showed us ways to arrange the agriculture so that it grows better and is easier to harvest. In addition to her insights on farming, she shared her belief in maintaining a positive attitude in all that we do. It was a great lesson for us to learn as we head out on our exciting, yet challenging Brigade!

Maggie

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