So far I've thought of a few:
indiginous food production
Can you think of any others?
Some people call it agroecology.
I find it intriguing that Permaculture is a concept that is rather amorphous with many edges.
How's this for another definition? -
maximizing the harmonic interplay with nature
Erica Wisner wrote:
The element a lot of people leave out is the other derivation of permaculture:
Just as we look to local ecosystems as models for suitable permaculture techniques, we look to local culture and history for clues to the working principles of sustainable human society in our region. Old farmers, gardeners, and housewives have a lot to teach us about what works for people.
Sorry to digress, but it's something I think about whenever anyone is talking about the boundaries of 'permaculture' and how to define it.
gary gregory wrote:
I've always remembered the Star Trek NG episode where the alien race only talks in metaphors. So I think of things like;
"Ianto Evans vs the smelly tractor at the Black Range Lodge"
But with the permission of Gwen Lynn, I would like to coin the word-- "Biodruidism"
Darmock and Jalad at Tanagra! I have that whole series on my computer, archived for the kids to laugh at.
You are west of the big valley, Gary?