It's not just a way of farming, it's a way of life: permaculture.
Narrowly defined, it's about agriculture that can be sustained indefinitely, because it is agriculture that acknowledges the needs and rhythms of the ecosystem being farmed.
And it's not just for the country. The Northwest Permaculture Convergence is an annual gathering of permaculture devotees, to be held in a suburban setting for the first time this year, in Eugene.
We gather information about the practice and the convergence from organizers Jan Spencer and Robbie Logan.