Permaship

So here is what we will be doing

Library Tent  
We will be bringing a diverse selection of books to the festival for our guests to browse at leisure.  We will also have Permaculture books  available for purchase including the "Permaculture Home Garden" that we have recently translated into Bulgarian.
Lectures
We will  be holding lectures on various topics throughout the fest including talks by
- Mihial Kossev on CSA community supported agriculture
- Josh Aronson on wild edible plants (unconfirmed )
- and our own experience with forest gardening, Hugelkultur 

The core of permaculture has always been in supplying a design toolkit for human habitation. This toolkit helps the designer to model a final design based on an observation of how ecosystems interact. A simple example of this is how the Sun interacts with a plant by providing it with energy to grow. This plant may then be pollinated by bees or eaten by deer. These may disperse seed to allow other plants to grow into tall trees and provide shelter to these creatures from the wind. The bees may provide food for birds and the trees provide roosting for them. The tree's leaves fall and rot, providing food for small insects and fungus. Such a web of intricate connections allows a diverse population of plant life and animals to survive by giving them food and shelter. One of the innovations of permaculture design was to appreciate the efficiency and productivity of natural ecosystems, to use natural energies (wind, gravity, solar, fire, wave and more) and seek to apply this to the way human needs for food and shelter are met.