A Passion for Permaculture: Part 1


I first came across Permaculture in the late 1980’s and it has led me a very merry dance ever since! Almost every decision I make is based on Permaculture Principles. Masses of stuff has been written on the subject and you can find out more by clicking on the links – but  here are MY PPs:

1. Earth care, people care, fair share.

2. Live simply so that others might simply live.

3. Make each thing you do as energy efficient as possible: minimum input for maximum output.

4. Make each task or item as multi-functional as possible.

5. Think in zones and start with Zone 000 (your inner and/or spiritual well-being) – more about Zones another day.

I might think of more later, but they are my main guidelines for decision making.

And tonight my Permaculture in Action moment is ‘Lighting the Fire’:

I have a wood-burner with a flat top, so that I can cook on it, and on the right of it is a cupboard for the logs (note the 2 kettles for heating water, which I store in vacuum flask pump pots to use next day)cupboard



so easy to get at




and holds masseslogs2 of logs because it goes back and back,

and is fed through a hatch on the


outside!storegenius eh!!!       (not my original idea) but absolutely PERFECT for log store efficiency …..

store2every wood-burning home should have one don’tcha-think!




6 responses to “A Passion for Permaculture: Part 1

  1. That hatch idea is brilliant! I’ve always wanted a wood-burning stove 🙂 ♥ ❤


    • I saw the hatch idea in the house of a friend about 35 years ago, and at last I have a house where I can have one! I know this sounds a bit bonkers, but I find a fire is company, and a wood-burning stove is the BEST!!! Will you get one?


  2. One can never be surrounded by too many positive reminders and affirmations. We just had a gusty and wild week, but calm today thankfully.

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  3. Your Stanley Range sounds brilliant – and thank you for the idea of the ‘principles’ being good to hang up – next time i’m in a doodling mood that will be a great project – hope you are not being blown around too much over there on the edge of the Atlantic, the winds are pretty fierce here tonight.

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  4. Love this! Your five principles could easily be on a lovely wall plaque I’d hang in a minute in my home.

    We have a Stanley Range that we also cook atop and inside of. It is equipped with a back boiler to heat our hot water and has a very aesthetic accordion clothes drying rack above it. I’m in envy of that log hatch!!


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