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Sara Khan
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Hi I want to ask that can’t we excel in permaculture with out software ? is it so difficult that with out using these super technical things we can’t master in permaculture?
 
Stefan Johnson
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You can design in permaculture lots of different ways. Designs can be done with complex computer programs with computer aided drafting (CAD) for beautiful realistic examples of how to shape the property.

Designs can also be done with pen/pencil/crayon/whatever else on paper/napkins/whatever other else for just as beautiful or even just very sketchy/scratchy/quick outlines of simplified things to do to shape the property.

Designs can even be done in your head and never be written down, drawn, or computerized.

In the end, the important thing is that a design was well thought out through zone planning, sector analysis, and observation of the existing property.

Remember that any design should be considered a suggestion subject to change. You can picture a pretty pond in your head all you want, but if you start digging and find out that there's not enough clay there (or anywhere else on the property) then maybe some other tactic is needed for that slow it, spread it, sink it end result.

Having said all that, there's nothing WRONG with using a computer to do your designs, either. If you have the technology, and the talent/skill to take advantage of it, there's no reason it shouldn't be an option.
 
Sara Khan
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Thanks for prompt reply. Your reply has clarified many things in my mind. I want to properly learn it but i am finding no starting point. Also I want to start vegetable growing in small containers. Is it possible to grow container vegetables in permaculture style?
 
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