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Re: symbiculture (posted by Paul at new permies app)

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paul wheaton wrote:
"Well, symbiculture is wholly within permaculture.  So it is possible that the word "symbiculture" will act a bit more as a support for the word "permaculture".
    I still think that the stuff outside of symbiculture is important and good stuff, it's just that I think it is possible that the new word could help improve the acceptance velocity of some of the permaculture package - thus saving the world."


Well, what is your definition of symbiculture?

I thought up ecolandtech a while back, a substitute for permaculture: Eco Land Tech - portal to an expanding global network of landtech pioneers -
ecology-driven land use technology

Emelia Hazelip uses of the term synergistic agriculture which she (or someone) has defined at length.
Index of /ecolandtech/souscayrous/EmiliaHazelip-SynergisticAgriculture (mostly in French, lots of plans and annotated drawings)
Buckminster Fuller referred often to synergy

all these words and terms can, if used in the context of permaculture as an umbrella discipline, "improve the acceptance velocity of some of the permaculture package - thus saving the world":

synergistic, sustainable, regenerative, biological, ecological, biointensive, biorganic, beyondorganic, restoration, preservation agriculture

seems to me that people will want to think of an umbrella discipline as an easy starting point so you may have quite a job replacing permaculture with symbiculture however That is a great term that needs to be expanded upon and
used more widely...

Someone suggested the term gaiaculture as an alternate to permaculture:

Gaia Stable - utilizing EcoLandTech - ecology-driven land use technology
- portal to an expanding global network of landtech pioneers -


Public awareness of The Gaia concept is becoming increasingly important,
and in a big way. If they will just understand that the Earth functions
as a single living organism
and that humankind's survival on our planet requires that the concept
remain in the forefront of our minds daily, affecting decisions we make
toward ours and others' survival and
well being.
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