The Tuesday Portland Daily Sun includes an interview with Lisa Fernandes about her approach to permaculture.
Me: Are you trying to get off the grid completely?
Fernandes: It’s not our goal to be homesteaders in the city. I don’t think that doing things completely independently is an attractive or reasonable goal. But we do want to be able to withstand the energy challenges in this volatile economy. We plan to grow old here and want a place that will take care of us more than we’ll take care of it. We want it sustainable so that when we’re older there’s no digging or tilling.
Fernandes’s garden is a stop on the Backyard Locavore Tour taking place on August 14.