PMI

Posted on ma 28 september 2020 in tools • Tagged with permaculture, PMI

PMI stands for Plus, Minus, Interesting. It is an analysis tool for ranking between different options to find the one that may be best among the available alternatives at this point in time.

Procedure

When in a group, someone presents the different options. For every option, the other participants give …


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Mindmap around Early Retirement Extreme

Posted on wo 29 juli 2020 in mindmaps • Tagged with permaculture, 9 forms of capital, early retirement extreme, saving rate, burn rate

Mindmap of ERE

  • why is it important to me?
    • freedom to persue my interests
    • takes money out of the decision making process
    • gets me out of the rat race
  • resources
  • observations
    • having no expenses means you don't need an income and you can immediately …

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PASTE survey food forest Weverkeshof (2020)

Posted on ma 06 juli 2020 in surveys • Tagged with permaculture, food forest design, Nuenen, PASTE

This is part of the design for a food forest in Nuenen.

This year we did a new PASTE survey. The data was gathered on 2020-07-06. See also the previous PASTE survey.

In this section we list the available plants, animals, structures, tools and events we have observed directly or …


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PASTE survey allotment garden (2020)

Posted on ma 22 juni 2020 in surveys • Tagged with permaculture, survey, PASTE, garden design, Eindhoven

Starting from 2018-09-01, Ina and I have rented an allotment at an association nearby. This survey lists the different species discovered in June 2020. For comparison, at two years ago I did the same thing.

This list is part of the ongoing design for the allotment garden.

Plants

  • Aegopodium podagraria …

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Workshop Design Your Life

Posted on wo 19 februari 2020 in workshop • Tagged with workshop, permaculture, 9 ways of observing, 9 forms of capital, bullet journaling, dragon dreaming, dreaming circle, community, life design, social design, 4 questions, vision, mental inventory

This workshop is in response to a question from Ana and Gábor for help with finding direction in their lives. The outline below is based on the process I followed for the design of my own life with additional resources from books, websites and blog posts I have read and …


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PASTE survey for the backyard (2019)

Posted on ma 22 april 2019 in surveys • Tagged with permaculture, survey, backyard, PASTE, DAFOR(N)

This survey is part of designing the backyard.

The extra information for each plant is derived from the following sources:

Plants

DAFOR(N)

Dominant

  • Prunus domestica subsp. syriaca (mirabelle plum / mirabel)
    • only one, takes up most …

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PASTE survey food forest Weverkeshof (2019)

Posted on ma 15 april 2019 in surveys • Tagged with permaculture, food forest design, Nuenen, PASTE

This is part of the design for a food forest in Nuenen.

This year we did a new PASTE survey. Data gathered 2019-04-15. See also the previous PASTE survey.

In this section we list the available plants, animals, structures, tools and events we have observed directly or indirectly at the …


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Hedgelaying

Posted on zo 17 maart 2019 in tools • Tagged with permaculture, practical

On Saturday 2019-03-16 I followed a course in hedgelaying. Heg&Landschap organized it in a village close by. Lex Roeleveld was the instructor.

From Wikipedia:

[...] The aim is to reduce the thickness of the upright stems of the hedgerow trees by cutting away the wood on one side of the …


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Community Rules

Posted on di 05 maart 2019 in tools • Tagged with permaculture, social design, community

In social permaculture the community plays a prominent role. Sometime in 2018 I became aware of research done by Dmitry Orlov on communities. He studied communities that last multiple generations; in his words: Communities that abide.

Orlov distilled a set of commandments that communities should obey. I found his list …


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Using wasted heat

Posted on ma 04 maart 2019 in blog • Tagged with permaculture, attitudinal principles, experiment

When making bread, the recommendation is to place the dough in a warm spot to rise for about one hour. Since we hardly heat the house in winter (the thermostat is set at 12°C; the living room is a bit warmer still) this proved a bit of a challenge …


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