Ernie Wisner wrote: Why would they adopt something that made you work all the time for something that you worked at for a little bit then left to do its own thing.
Corin Royal Drummond wrote:It would be more accurate to say permaculture is an ecclectic blend of re-discovered Native techniques from the Americas and around the world blended with modern ecological and agricultural science. Bill Mollison invented permaculture the way Columbus discovered America. It's a lovely synthesis, but let's not put the cart before the horse.
Steve Flanagan wrote:It seems to me that the western mindset grossly underestimates the creativity, ingenuity, and skills of any non Eurasian, especially Native Americans. Permaculture makes sense on all levels, it's a great approach to agriculture for any people. Does that make sense?
It is quite possibly to say that each high culture of any specific time may consider itself the apogee of human development.
Leaders know not humility!
Fred Morgan wrote:The Malacu tribe near us practices food forest for sure. I have visited their "plantation". It is very interesting. It is their traditional manner.
Why would they adopt traditional farming techniques? Well, by exploiting the land, one generation can make more. Cut down a forest and you have incredible fertility, for a little while. Just like cutting down a forest gives a big delivery of wood for sale and if your land is large enough and your forest old enough, down here you can retire.
But the next generation will have nothing.
I think people are inherently lazy and greedy. People might have a life we would aspire to, but people always want more or so it seems, and so if they see their neighbor with a big wad of money, they may well do the same, though the long term result will be poverty for their family.
R Laurance wrote:Thank you, Xisca! Truly, you speak words of wisdom!
On a personal note......What island are you on? I've had a desire to visit your island group for the past few years. Hope you didn't suffer from any of the large fires there this past year.