There are as many definitions of permaculture as there are permaculture designers. For me, permaculture is about creating diverse, healthy, and resilient ecosystems. The term permaculture was coined by a man born in Tasmania, Australia. Bill Mollison worked in the bush, and while there studied carefully how the Indigenous people lived in the forest. Everything they needed was offered by this, the climax succession of their natural landscape.
Oneida and Herkimer counties have a 52% recycling rate, which is an especially impressive effort when compared to the national average of 35%.
“Our residents really care about recycling! It’s really nice to see that from our community,” exclaimed Samantha Brown, Recycling Coordinator at the Oneida Herkimer Solid Waste Authority (OHSWA). “We take about 400,000 pounds of recyclables per day, Monday through Friday.”
Wheelchair ramps represent one of the most common service gaps that Oneida County residents face.