H Ludi Tyler wrote:The anthropological word for that manner of food-growing is "horticulture." Permaculture is largely inspired by horticulture. As Bill Mollison said, permaculture contains nothing new except as a system of design (or philosophy of design). There are many old examples of horticulture, a way of growing food which has been around for many thousands of years.
2,000 Year Old Food Forest in Morocco: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hftgWcD-1Nw
300 Year Old Food Forest in Vietnam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5ZgzwoQ-ao&feature=relmfu