Permaculture #3: Reap What You Sow

by | Jan 21, 2019

Medicine Box draws a lot of inspiration from the principles of Permaculture. Permaculture or “permanent culture” was coined by David Holmgren in 1978.

Permaculture is a set of design principles centered around whole systems thinking simulating or directly utilizing the patterns and resilient features observed in natural ecosystems.

In this series of blogs, which breakdown the 12 principles of permaculture; Medicine Box goes into an exploratory adventure within the permaculture pendulum, identifying how each principle influences and inspires its evolution, from soil, to oil and beyond.

Principle 3: Obtain A Yield


We’ve all heard the terms “you reap what you sow”, “you get out of it what you put in to it” and “there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.” Obtaining a yield is always the goal when it comes to farming, especially cannabis. Can it also be applied to everyday life? Enjoying the fruits of our labor is one of the most satisfying parts of the job, however it is the journey of getting there that rewards the most yield. In order to obtain a yield, there is much preparation that goes into the process. I always like to say “your farm is only as good as your farmer, and your farmer is only as good as your farm.” A farmer can’t work effectively if he or she isn’t hydrated and nourished, just as the energy of the farm can’t flow if it is not set up properly. These practicalities are essential in the journey of obtaining a yield on the farm and in life.

Obtaining Yields One Day At A Time

 

Everyday is a good reminder that there are many tactics and routines that can be applied to obtaining a yield in life, one day at a time. Weather it is preparing for your day with checklists, or enjoying the silence of meditation, you are creating the time to “properly set up” your metaphorical farm. There is always the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, however it is up to you to endure the discipline of getting there. What processes do you apply to life in order to obtain the yields you seek?