It has been a while since we have dug deep into this subject and a while since we have looked at the more practical aspects of homesteading and prepping as well. Everyone loves the current event, gloom and doom stuff but what to do is really more important than why we need to do it.
Also I started thinking about this and I think it is true to say many that learn, practice and teach permaculture have a hard time answering the question of “what is permaculture” beyond a dictionary type definition. Something like…
Permaculture is an ethical design science that uses natural systems to provide all human and ecological needs in a regenerative way.
That’s actually a great definition, well it is the one I use so of course it is, but if you don’t understand permaculture, does it allow you to? Honestly I don’t think it does. And frankly we could likely spend 30 minutes, may be more, defining that definition.
As in, specifically in relation to the concept of permaculture…
- Define ethical (3 ethics and prime directive)
- Define each of the three ethics and prime directive
- Within the prime directive define ourselves, our children and responsibility
- Define science
- Define design
- Define natural systems
- Define provide
- Define human needs
- Define ecological needs
- Define regenerative
If you are thinking wow, you are starting to understand what makes permaculture unique. Geoff Lawton said of Bill Mollison one time,
“Bill writes a sentence like a paragraph, a paragraph like a page, a page like a chapter, a chapter like a book, and a book like a full set of encyclopedias”.
I’ve always agreed with that but I think I finally understand why that is the case. Bill wrote about permaculture with a fully understanding of it. So his results were logical to expect. It is that concept we will dig into today.
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