permaculture (noun): the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient. (Source: Oxford English Dictionary, online)
What does it look like to live sustainably and self-sufficiently in our modern world? We were curious, too, so we decided to find out. We invite you to take a few minutes to spend a (condensed) day with Majo, a young woman who’s just 24 years old. Majo has been living self-sustainably, in accordance with the principles of permaculture, in Mexico for the last three years.
Living in harmony with nature and her animals, Majo sees the world as an interconnected whole. She cultivates her plants, grows her food, houses herself and her animals and provides for herself in ways that work with nature, never against it.
We hope you’re as inspired by Majo as we are. As urban gardeners, it can be elusive to feel the peaceful balance she demonstrates so easily. But, if we narrow our focus a bit, we can realize that the time taken to care for our plants — whether that’s houseplants, or balcony gardens, or backyard vegetable patches — can be calming and enriching, just on a smaller scale, perhaps.
Thank goodness for plants — large or small, indoors or out — they give so much, don’t they? Do you have a gardening story you’d like to share? We’d love to hear it. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or reach out to us on our social media channels, we’re all ears. Happy gardening!