Xisca Nicolas wrote:I really like what you point out!
I wrote something a little similar, talking also that I like the book "tending the wild".
What men thought to be wilderness was a tended garden.
Even anthropologists did not see it at once...
so, this led to the belief of nature that should be left alone, and on the other side, there is agriculture...
We destroy, so we think we are bad for nature, though we have to cultivate and breed for eating!
I proposed in a post, maybe the one about indigenous permaculture, and I wrote in big letters, that it would be a great challenge for permaculture, to propose to tend a wild place in a permy way! And also, this message that man can be good to nature has to be spread. I believe it can be done through the example of California. Read tending the wild if you have not read it yet!
Thanks to the theme of Looby's book, we've got the big part to deal with... how can some people get to work WITH "the state"?
They just do not know what good man can do in a wild garden of Eden...
And this would profit to animals, and protects cultivated gardens, you are right I think. California Indians were doing this for animals as well, long time ago, not so long ago...
Martin Pelletier wrote:
It is funny you suggest to manage the forest because I wanted to do that about 9 years ago. In fact where I live, their is a course at public school I had where we learn to do that. As an example how to provide natural shelter for rabbits to help them to have more babies. It always begin with how to manage the forest to help them provide food, nesting, shelter etc. I did that kind of things before and the customers was always satisfied. Some of them even claim results as fast as year after but usualy it takes between 3 to 5 years. Maybe we should had a new topic for that but in wich category?
permaculture is a more symbiotic relationship with nature so I can be even lazier. Read tiny ad:
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