AT CANNÚA, SUSTAINABILITY AND PERMACULTURE ARE IN OUR DNA
Permaculture is a method of designing human environments that are sustainable and that regenerate natural ecosystems.
Originally formulated by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the late 1970’s in Australia, permaculture has grown into a worldwide movement focused on three ethical principles:
Care of the Earth: Provision for all life systems to continue and multiply.
Care of people: Provision for people to access those resources necessary for their existence
Setting limits to population and consumption: By governing our own needs, we can set resources aside to further the above principles
There are twelve permaculture design principles that we have attempted to adhere to since conceiving the idea for Cannúa:
Observe and interact
Catch and Store Energy
Obtain a Yield
Apply Self-regulation and Accept Feedback
Use and Value Renewable Resources and Services
Produce No Waste
Design from Patterns to Details
Integrate Rather than Segregate
Use Small and Slow Solutions
Use and Value Diversity
Use Edges and Value the Marginal
Creatively Use and Respond to Change
Currently, we are in the process of creating nearly 8000 square meters of organic gardens and food forests based on permaculture principles. We invite all guests to take a free guided tour of our property to learn the basic philosophy of permaculture design, ethics, and principles and see how those were applied to the building of Cannúa. And if you want to get your hands dirty, you’ll be welcome to help our gardeners plant some vegetables, herbs, or even a native tree as part of our conservation efforts!
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