Abe Coley wrote:I take oxymoron to mean a contradiction in terms. Permaculture is the best way to farm, so it can't be an oxymoron. Permaculture oil refinery - now that's an oxymoron.
Some will follow. Unfortunately, I think we will need to break out of our gardens to get "popular" media working with us to help remove all the faulty education that big ag has worked so hard to cultivate.
I believe that when we set a beautiful and well documented precedent, others will follow.
paul wheaton wrote:
Suppose we have a 20 acre "permaculture farm" and 20 acres of "permaculture gardens". And each has 8 people living there full time. Are they identical? My guess is that they are probably very different. My guess is that the farm has one leader and 7 employees with lots of row crops growing in literal rows. I think that the gardens are probably five pretty active plots about one to three acres each with a lot of "zone 3" and "zone 4" that is pretty shared - and one person acts as a leader for the whole property, but provides very little leadership over four of the gardens - and strongly focuses on just one garden.
That path for me smells like "permaculture gardens" and not "permaculture farm."
Am I the only one that feels there is a distinction?
rowan eisner wrote:
How many could it provide food security for?
rowan eisner wrote:I suspect most western lifestyles would require more land than would be possible to support current populations.
Chris Kott wrote: But to figure it out properly, we need to first agree what we are talking about.