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Monte Hines
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Reddit Post "The Basics of Permaculture"
http://reddit.com/tb/omw94
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http://reddit.com/r/Permaculture/comments/omw94/the_basics_of_permaculture/

Goal --> 50 Million with Hugelkultur Knowledge - comment and link here so we get 50 Million to come here to get the knowledge!

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Regards to all,
Monte Hines

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Permaculture, polyculture, Sepp Holtzer permaculture, hugelkultur, permberms, ... There are a lot of definitions related to what boils down to "farming in partnership with nature" . My USA background and schooling (Agriculture Engineering, BS 1970) was in monoculture and animal confinement type farming. 42 years later, I am here to express my strong opinion, based upon my farming experience, science, and the knowledge that I have learned in that 42 years, that we must and can "farm in partnership with nature" in a more profitable and productive way. There is evidence of this and many examples of this around to world. It is our job as "individuals of integrity" to change our present culture of high energy input monoculture farming to efficient high production polyculture farming ("farming in partnership with nature". The building blocks are available to do this. We plan on doing it on our family farm. May I suggest some sources: permies.com, richsoil.com . We all need the help, so we can get this paradigm change made to our world food production systems (garden to farm size). As we all know, we have to vote with our actions to change to these practices and demand our food be produced with these practices ("farming in partnership with nature". We face strong powers (companies that lack integrity and some government bought politicians that lack integrity). We need to reach critical mass of profitable polyculture operations. Then change will happen fast.
Buckminster Fuller - “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
For more Buckminster Fuller inspiration: http://hines.blogspot.com/2011/12/buckminster-fuller-everything-i-know.html
About sepp holzer-The Agro Rebel: http://hines.blogspot.com/2011/12/watch-documentaries-online-promote.html
"It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory." W. Edwards Deming
I am upset by this: http://hines.blogspot.com/2012/01/cheap-fossil-fuel-world-dubai-poop.html -- Are you?
Regards to all, Monte Hines Hines Farm Blog hines.blogspot.com

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Paul Wheaton has new article out that covers lots of DIY permaculture related ideas and building blocks. It is a great article! "Keep those branches, twigs, rotton logs and Christmas trees!" Link at: http://hines.blogspot.com/2012/01/keep-those-branches-twigs-rotton-logs.html
 
George Collins
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A book that might contain some helpful information is Good to Great by Jim Collins (no relation).
 
Monte Hines
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Thanks George!

I agree.

Great Charlie Rose interview that gets into this right at beginning... good companies always want to stay good and stay on a journey to great...

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3965165288166094080
Charlie Rose - Collins / Calatrava
59:42 - 5 years ago
Jim Collins, Author, "Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap.and Others Don't" & "Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies" /// Santiago Calatrava, Architect

Another recent interview is very good also
http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/11983
► 60:00► 60:00
Charlie Rose - An hour with Jim Collins
charlierose.com
Nov 8, 2011 - 60 min
An hour with Jim Collins on his book “Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, ...

To keep it simple though... "I think the key to any long term endeavor is integrity" Individuals, companies, political systems, banks, cultures, ... must have integrity to succeed long term... They must treat Nature & Society with integrity long term, if they are to succeed. It is obvious some are not...

Regards
Monte Hines
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