Look no further, it's already here...
Permaculture provides positive solutions for us all, to create environmentally sustainable, harmonious and abundant ways of living - and what's more it's exciting!
Here you will discover that you have a significant influence on the World around you and that you can make simple choices that will change your life for the better.
Here you will find both information about permaculture itself and to
give you some ideas, the many ways in which I have incorporated its
design principles into my own life. One common misconception is that
permaculture is just about organic gardening, but we can use its principles to design anything from transport systems to housing and
economics to community networks.
So why 'Aranya Gardens'?
Because....... one of the principles of permaculture is that
"Everything gardens", in other words 'alters their environment' in some
way to suit themselves.... and that includes me too! So I'm
redefining 'gardening' as the choices I make and the way in which I
interact with the natural environment. That's not to say that I don't
like to grow my own food too.
Here you will find out why
I think permaculture is so important and learn more about what I offer, including site design and consultancy. As a starting point though you might wish to watch one of my videos or purchase a copy of my book, which evolved from
perhaps the first fully online Diploma in Applied Permaculture
Design portfolio (here since 2003).
There are some additional pages showing some gardens that I designed, created and/or maintained in very different places, during that period using permaculture principles. There's a
page dedicated to explaining more about permaculture and why we all
need to be doing more of it and also a links page providing many more
sources of inspiration and information if you wish to learn more. You
can even browse and download photographs of my salad mandalas,
created using plants from my own garden.
Take your learning to the next level...
Perhaps you're here because you just read my book, in which case you might like to learn more about the different courses and design support events I offer, that will deepen your understanding of permaculture and teach you how to apply the design tools and methods to your own life. In the full design course we also explore permaculture in gardening and farming, looking at soil, water, trees and plants, along with its applications in natural building, energy, community, economics and much more.
Additionally I offer tutoring to design course graduates who sign up the Permaculture Association's Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design. Contact me if you are interested.