While there is a wide body of literature on public gardens, and a growing body of literature on permaculture, there is virtually nothing published on the intersection of these two fields. Until April of this year.
With growing interest in the botanic world about permaculture and how it can be used in environmental learning, Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) was keen to explore this topic in their quarterly Education Review, Roots. I coauthored an article along with Martin Clement, Gabrial Mngoma, and Nic Shaw that appeared in the April 2010 issue, that addresses some of the ways permaculture is such a natural fit for botanic gardens, particularly in environmental education. Click the link below to download the article.
Clement, M. Mngoma, G. Marteal, E. and Shaw, N. (2010) Permaculture & Environmental Learning in Botanic Gardens, Roots: Botanic Gardens Conservation International Education Review, vol. 7, no. 1.