Craig Dobbelyu wrote:How could the principals of permaculture be conveyed to the general public in a way that would not make you come off as a complete nut case? How could you compete with the high price of pay to play politics?
If you imagine your different governmental departments as species in food forest guild, how would you rearrange them to make them more compatible?
Matu Collins wrote:I hear what you're saying, Wayne and I agree to a point. The sticking point for me is that the government is there, it has lots of power (more than it should), it makes lots of decisions for us, and if we don't join em, we will have no power to make those decisions. I mean, if you don't want to run, don't run of course. But if permies really did get onto water boards and school boards and into state and local government, it could make a serious difference. Whether we like it or not, until the revolution, the government calls the shots so it's either let them call the shots or get in there and fix things. It's not for everyone but I hope it's for some of us. I know it's happening in some parts of the pacific northwest, and really good things start to happen.