Permaculture Literacy – HHA

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  • Mariah Wannberg says:

    I am really looking forward to the third track to witness how patterns have influenced your own application. I love hearing of the concept but don’t think I can fully appreciate or have the importance of patterns fully resinate until I’m able to observe how they have impacted your homestead. Can’t wait for the edge effect lesson!

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    • Bret James says:

      It is a difficult one to fully grasp and its infinitely deep as well – I am continually learning more and more about patterns. Time in one location seems to be the best teacher of patterns.

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  • candace caines says:

    I seen a post before saying that when the alders start to bud it means maples are ready to be tapped. You know if that’s true?

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    • candace caines says:

      I’ve also heard that when you see the first dandelions popping up it means frost has past.

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      • Bret James says:

        Hmmm, interesting but my THOUGHT would be that isn’t true, simply because minor climate patterns like that are less related with stages of plant growth. BUT I will say that nature and its infinite intelligence is amazing and it knows a lot more than we give it credit for 🙂

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    • Bret James says:

      I can’t speak from experience but it so that would one pattern! Similarly for us, when I see certain plants flower I know what is coming next, the Western Flowers show up and next the crimson clover will follow.

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  • Kimberly Groome says:

    “Patterns that work are pure natural efficiency”
    What an amazingly simple way to explain how to work with nature, just observe. Im going to be spotting patterns and documenting them, especially in the spring time.

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    • Bret James says:

      Spring is great to see water, blooms, plant growth, climate and so much more! Observing is so simple but so powerful – yet hard to do sometimes. Its almost a meditative state. But once the observation is made that knowledge becomes power to either keep going, make a change, or research /learn / observe more.

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