What is Permsteading?

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Re: What is Permsteading?

Postby GrahamB » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:04 am

I totally agree. I strive to provide food for my family and at the same time be a good steward to the land. If I don't follow someone's doctrine then so be it. I know I will make mistakes along the way, but that is how I learn. If I can find the ideal system for my situation, at the lowest cost to me and the land I live on, then I have succeeded. That's why I like this place. We all have our own projects going on and we are all different. We come from different lands, different climates, different backgrounds and have different needs. We all try to help each other, without the need to appear any better than the next person. This is a good place to be.
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Re: What is Permsteading?

Postby pa_friendly_guy » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:54 am

Well said Graham, Well said, I have nothing more to add at this point, just that I agree.
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Re: What is Permsteading?

Postby matt walker » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:36 am

Billy Chambless wrote:

That One-True-Way, monocultural (love your use of that word in that context!) attitude is why I tend to lurk on a lot of boards without even joining. The lack of it here is why I actually signed up. I've always been one to steal ideas and make my own thing. I like to say I'll listen to the sermon, but I ain't drinkin' the Kool-Aid!

(and I've already seen a couple of ideas to steal)



Welcome Billy, I'm glad you decided to join us here. Like Graham said so succinctly, it's a good place to be.
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Re: What is Permsteading?

Postby boo » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:31 pm

G'day Billy. I agree it's a great place to be. I only lurked a little bit before I signed up too - everyone is really friendly and I've got some wonderful advice already.
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Re: What is Permsteading?

Postby Lollykoko » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:41 pm

Boo, I watch the videos over and over again, and find something new to think about every time. I
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Re: What is Permsteading?

Postby boo » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:27 am

Me too Lolly, I'm still trying to get "what I see" actually onto the ground on a "mini scale" :lol:
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Re: What is Permsteading?

Postby paulbee » Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:56 am

So, just wanted to throw my hat into the conversation about exactly what permsteading is in my mind.

I see the fusion of two words:

1. Perm(anent)
2. (Home)steading

So, simply, permanent homesteading.

Nothing is truly permanent, however, somethings have a pretty longevity or a plan for the future generation.

Homesteading is that practice of having a sustainable home, which in my mind becomes a farm to sustain you and yours.

Permsteading would be the practice and pursuit of creating things, projects and their end output that are time enduring. Think of it as savings or banking your energy for the future and perhaps your children.

That would include food foresting, soil building, fuel lot plantings, perennial self maintaining plants (does much actually self-maintain).

It would include housing improvements beyond four walls and a roof. Water storage, sunrooms, greenhouses, composting area, outbuildings, barns, lean tos, etc.

It would include systems to make everything less work and more self-sustaining. Solar water pumps, biogass generation, usable greenery in ponds, etc.

That's my off the cuff, unedited version.
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