As some of you know I am a keen organic gardener and have lots of friends who are interested in permaculture. Recently I discovered a fascinating article written by Flo Scott in Permaculture Magazine where she talked about mulch and bringing permaculture principles into her life to help her cope with long term health problems. I had never really thought of using permaculture ideas in this way but her article made a lot of sense. In very simple terms… you need healthy inputs into your ‘soil’ before you can grow and be productive in your ‘outputs’.
I really love her little cartoon of ‘Mulching Man’ which is now stuck on my fridge as a reminder!
So.. be honest… how many of those do you actually do? Are you making time for nourishing food, good quality sleep, supportive relationships, having fun and doing enjoyable things, restful breaks and time in nature and space to be creative? If not.. don’t be surprised if you struggle with work, family and other commitments. Don’t start beating yourself up about your lack of mulch but try and make some time for those positive things.
Many thanks to Flo for letting me use her wonderful Mulching Man. If you would to find out more about Flo or permaculture check out her website http://permaculturedesigner.co.uk/