We all saw the documentary about permaculture in Cuba, and how it became a leading movement in La Havana.
The context was one of crisis and of people starvation.
I saw that you (O, capitain ! my capitain ! Geoff) had been sent in many countries around the world in mission for the UN "high comity of refugees", where permaculture is seen (by the UN) as a last minute solution to feed people who lost everything.
Apparently Permaculture is the rising and "trendy" occupation in Detroit - Detroit = Unemployment rate, nearly 50%
Permaculture is a blooming, boiling movement in western countries, but still quite marginal
(apart from that NY Time article showing a super tiny carrot, as an illustration for the permie harvest, arff arff arff).
Do you think there is any chance that permaculture would become a true major broad social and ecological movement, BEFORE or WITHOUT people starting to starve ?
When I talk about permaculture, and I want to make a point that it is so important, I noticed I tend to scare people.
It does work, but I'm just trying to diversify my approach..
I think the main stream has just caught up with us and sees us like a beautiful lush fertile island in a stormy ocean of tragedies and the main stream likes us and the tipping point is arriving and we should welcome the arrival.
In this information age we more and more know exactly what we don't want and we are realizing that permaculture defines very clearly what we do want.
Permaculture an positive design creative evolution of thinking humanity disguised as gardening.