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GARDEN PATH COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE INITIATIVE – A COMMUNITY OUTREACH OF GARDEN PATH NEMENHAH NATIVE AMERICAN CHURCH

What is Permaculture?
Permaculture is a consciously designed agricultural system.

“A system that combines landscape design with perennial plants and animals to make a safe and sustainable resource for town and country. A truly appropriate technology giving high yields for low energy inputs, and using only human skill and intellect to achieve a stable resource of great Use and value renewable resources and complexity and stability.”
The main reasons for designing a Permaculture plant system are: • to save our energies in the system;

to cope with energies entering the system from outside (sun, wind, fire); • to arrange plants so that they assist the health and survival of other plants; • to place all units (plants, earthworks, etc) in the best possible arrangement in landscape; • to suit climate and site (specific design); • to integrate with man and society, and save heating fuel and cooking energy; and • to provide a wide range of necessities for man, in a way every person can achieve. We analyze these criteria: • Low-maintenance structures and grounds; • Passive energy systems; • Adequate climate control on site; • Future developments planned; • Provision for food self-sufficiency on site; • Minimal external energy needs; • Wastes safely disposed of on site; • Low-maintenance structures and grounds; • Water supply assured, conserved; • Fire, cold, excess heat and wind factors controlled and directed. Permaculture Principles Observe and interact - By taking time to engage with nature we can design solutions that suit your particular situation. Catch and store energy - By developing systems that collect resources at peak abundance, we can use them in times of need. Obtain a yield - Ensure that you are getting truly useful rewards as part of the work that you are doing. Apply self-regulation and accept feedback We need to discourage inappropriate activity to ensure that systems can continue to function well. • services - Make the best use of nature's abundance to reduce our consumptive behavior and dependence on non-renewable resources. Produce no waste-by valuing and making use of all our resources,nothing goes to waste. Design from patterns to details - By stepping

back, we can observe patterns in nature and society. These can form the backbone of our designs, with the details filled in as we go. Integrate rather than segregate - By putting the right things in the right place, relationships develop between those things and they work together to support each other. Use small and slow solutions - Small and slow systems are easier to maintain than big ones, making better use of local resources and producing more sustainable outcomes. Use and value diversity - Diversity reduces vulnerability to a variety of threats and takes advantage of the unique nature of the environment in which it resides. Use edges and value the marginal The interface between things is where the most interesting events take place. These are often the most valuable, diverse and productive elements in the system. Creatively use and respond to change - We can have a positive impact on inevitable change by carefully observing, and then intervening at the right time.

WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT

GARDEN PATH COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE INITIATIVE – A COMMUNITY OUTREACH OF GARDEN PATH NEMENHAH NATIVE AMERICAN CHURCH HEADQUARTERS -26 NORTH COURT- INDIALANTIC, FLORIDA 32903-TEL 321-394-1832

GARDEN PATH COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE INITIATIVE – A COMMUNITY OUTREACH OF GARDEN PATH NEMENHAH NATIVE AMERICAN CHURCH

By becoming Native American Practitioners, you can qualify under the protections and exemptions provided by the Federal Native American Free Exercise of Religion Act of 1993 (NAFERA). This Act of Congress was passed almost unanimously by both houses of legislature in Washington, D.C. The Act protects the Spiritual Path of Native Americans and their Traditional Spiritual Leaders.

BENEFITS OF GARDEN PATH PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSES

GARDEN PATH PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSES
A community outreach program of Garden Path Lodge of the Nemenhah Native American Church (501c3 NonProfit)

LOWER COSTS ABUNDANT STUDY MATERIALS STUDY AT YOUR OWN PACE NEMENHAH NATIVE AMERICAN PERMACULTURE CERTIFICATION NEMENHAH NATIVE AMERICAN MEDICINE MAN /TRADITIONAL LEADER CERTIFICATION (Separate Course)

NAFERA dictates that "no laws or statutes may be enacted that tend to regulate the establishment of Native American Religions or the free exercise thereof." Public Law No. 95341, 92 Stat. 469 (Aug. 11, 1978 . This makes exclusive licensure laws that have either been passed by, or are presently on the dockets of every state legislature in the country to fall under the NAFERA exemption. It also applies to CAFTA and other trade regulatory statutes!! Native American Practitioners are exempt by definition from such regulatory statutes. Their Life Path understands that, for the Healer, the relief of suffering comes into spiritual orientation. In fact, Native American Practitioners make no distinction between Healing and Religion!! Not a sovereignty program !

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GARDEN PATH COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE INITIATIVE – A COMMUNITY OUTREACH OF GARDEN PATH NEMENHAH NATIVE AMERICAN CHURCH HEADQUARTERS -26 NORTH COURT- INDIALANTIC, FLORIDA 32903-TEL 321-394-1832