The Good, the Gross, and the Ugly. Oh yes, this gets gross. Muah ha ha.
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Permaculture Plus Houskeeping Design Tip: Sort Out Your Garbage (Yes your psychological garbage, but in this case, I just mean garbage)
- You’ll need a Garbage Resources Design Journal (while this product is in development, create your own using fields and formats that make sense to you).
You don’t need to do this often, at least consciously. Once you’ve popped this over to your Automatic Backburner Cleaning subroutine, you’ll sort your waste with no conscious effort.
This helps you to cultivate the art of placement and take care of your planet.
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Permaculture Plus Houskeeping Design Tip: Poop Goes to the Garden! Humanure and Urine
Bear with me. You ask me: Does poop belong in our garden? To which I answer: Do bears shit in the woods? The short answer is: Yes. Very yes. The long answer is: Even though it’s gross and you might need to acquire some permits and check the laws in your region, Humanure (affiliate link) is a worthy addition to any permaculture system.
Permaculture Plus Houskeeping Design Tip: Reuse Containers as Baskets, Bins, Caddies, and Shelves
That empty cardboard oatmeal tube can hold little tiny toy cars. That jar of spaghetti sauce can be washed and used as a drinking glass or, I don’t know, any of the Mason Jar applications to be found on Pinterest.
The resulting aesthetic will converge beautifully with promoting an eclectic mishmosh.
Navigation: Permaculture Plus Houskeeping Basics, The Intersection of House Cleaning and Permaculture Design Theory, Take Care of Our Planet, Take Care of Each Other, Share Your Extra, Slow Down and Be a Sherlock, Embrace Baby Steps and Micro-Habits, Design Solutions Based on Behavioral Patterns, Promote an Eclectic Mishmosh, Cultivate Synergy, Collect Leftovers and Momentum, Be Able to Use What You Have, Leverage the Edges, Rejigger Your Approach Based on Feedback, Reuse Recycle Repair Renew, Go Waste-Free, Use Change as a Catalyst for Innovation, Luminaries of the Permaculture World, Quick and Dirty Tips, Perfectionism is Not Your Friend, Shopping, Habit Formation, Time Management, Lazy is a Good Thing, Why Houskeeping
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All of this begs for use of a microscope. You can spend hours looking at different kinds of bacteria. It’s fun - and fascinating - for people of all ages, including children as young as four.
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