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Anyone Doing Permaculture Inspired by Paleo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 10, 2011 at 6:19 AM

...curious if anyone is integrating paleo principles with permaculture principles:

  • either in theory or practice. In terms of practice, I am curious what that looks like.

  • know any resources along these lines?

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ive been considering investing in a large parcel of land to do a MOB farm. Fence in the entire property and let the animals LIVE within the boundaries until I need food, then I just cull the herd a little. Cows, Pigs, whatever else I want to drop over the fences. When I get to that point ill see what other animals I need to add, like a donkey to protect the cows etc.

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thats really interesting! i would love to hear more!

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Where is your farm?

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on April 10, 2011
at 11:28 AM

I'm not sure of your definition of permaculture, but I'm guessing the 300 acres of pastures and woods I manage with grassfed cattle would fit. I am using a new concept, "mob grazing", to mimic the great bison herds of North America. It builds soil, and grows great beef. The Paleo angle may be ancient hunters and wolves following the ever-migrating herd of bison.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on April 10, 2011
at 12:54 PM

ive been considering investing in a large parcel of land to do a MOB farm. Fence in the entire property and let the animals LIVE within the boundaries until I need food, then I just cull the herd a little. Cows, Pigs, whatever else I want to drop over the fences. When I get to that point ill see what other animals I need to add, like a donkey to protect the cows etc.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7304)

on April 10, 2011
at 11:59 AM

Where is your farm?

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on April 10, 2011
at 12:50 PM

thats really interesting! i would love to hear more!

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on April 10, 2011
at 08:28 AM

I grow my vegies in a "loose" permaculture style. These days I don't bother growing the peas and beans. Apart from dietary preferences I don't really know what "paleo" would add to or change from permaculture.

If you mean raising animals for consumption then animals in a permaculture system are undoubtably better than say, feed lot raised animals. That said a hen, sheep, pig, or cow on a permaculture farm could still end up reciving grain feeding as supplementary feed. My own hens get a grain feed as I cannot provide enough grass+insects 365 days a year.

Bill Mollison's "Permaculture: A Designers Manual" is a great resource, however there is an abundance of info on the web.

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