I watched the videos below with friends over 20 years ago - and have been excited about Permaculture
since. It takes a little while to get used to Bill Mollison's Australian accent - but I think you'll find it's worth it !
The ethic of Permaculture, as Mollison puts it, is "care for the earth", and this it surely does. It also helps people
- Discover or reclaim their relationship to the earth - something healthful to their whole being, that they may not at first even have realized was missing
- Develop intimate and practical knowledge of the earth and Nature, and ways to work with them skillfully
- Discover not just practical skills, but gifts and abilities in themselves, also perhaps unsuspected
- Feed themselves - sometimes, as an existential necessity
- Build communities in a real and organic way
- Find new ways to support themselves and become economically independent
- Escape the destructive world system of monoculture, and of chemicals-based agriculture
In a time of disturbed economic and climate patterns, Permaculture can begin on a small scale, anywhere. With its focus on training new teachers locally, it's also self self sustaining and self replicating
Permaculture : Start Here !
Global Gardener Cool Climates - Video 3 :
More Permaculture Resources !
Additional Permaculture topics from the excellent video library of Permaculture Magazine. Recommended action : Favorite/Bookmark this page and website
Some Permaculture initiatives in Mexico
For serious and long term farmers, Permaculture is something that evolves. Here are some experience-based critiques, and corrections to some common misconceptions about it
And finally, here's what some folks have been doing with Permaculture in urban settings - in this case in Kansas City, Missouri :
Dig Deeper : Basic Readings in Permaculture
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