A huge opportunity for the Permaculture Design Consultants is the implementation of sustainable business practices. These concepts are even reaching mainstream businesses and universities. One such example is in the fine work Professor WILL HOOKER is doing with NC State University.
The skills you have as a permaculture designer will help landscape contractors and affiliates in that market. Starting 04:14 into this lecture #24 in the HS 432-590 course presenting KURT BLAND of Bland Landscaping Co. Inc provides a practical example of these practices at work. View this lecture FOR FREE through HS 432-509 Lecture 24 via NC State's Distance Education program.
What this means for your knowledge is a business opportunity to drive forward sustainable practices for people already hiring landscapers, gardeners, and other solutions you can positively impact. For example, I used permaculture methods and hydrology to solve major erosion problems here at PROSPERITY HOMESTEAD.
Using deep rooted cover crops, simple earth works, and several hugelkultur a blight of a problem that was an issue for 8 years in one season. You wouldn't know most of my property was washing into the back creek if you were looking at things now. I invested in contractors, the opportunity is there, and you are in the best place to deliver a solution.
Be sure to invest the time in the course above. Here's a big take away. KURT BLAND says, “A for profit business that fails to make a profit is a drain on society.” Even with a negative stigma put on business you can be the change that delivers value to the next generation than anything else — and you can make a living doing it.
Are you ready to start profiting from your permaculture knowledge? Contact us about insights to grow your service business as a design consultant in your community.
Justin Hitt is a Permaculture Design Consultant with more than two decades of experience with organic gardening. He teaches the practical application of critical thinking, entrepreneurial ecology, and homestead management. Practical insights for practitioners, estate owners, and homesteaders.