hubert cumberdale wrote:i like to tell people its farming with style. but what really gets people going is just seeing my forest garden. after that they are hooked.
mike mclellan wrote:This is not original but I liked it when I heard on Will Hooker's permaculture NCSU videocast: "Permaculture is revolution disguised as gardening."
Cliff Martin wrote: The wilderness doesn't need humans; humans need the wilderness.
Cliff Martin wrote:If by "apex" you mean humans have a unique or irreplaceable role in nature, I can certainly understand that perspective. In my opinion, the wilderness is bigger than any species and hence can absorb extinctions (as it does now).
Tony Elswick wrote:depends on the topic of conversation really
1)I always have seen permaculture as the practice of Austrian economics. Permaculture production is the optimal human action response to inflated prices, ushering in a cost efficient mechanism to bring all markets to equilibrium.
2)Permaculture is a biotrophic effect from adding a human function to mycorhizzal symbiosis for purposes of fostering diverse elements of soil life.
3)As above, so below, along the edge we will know.