The only reason to think Permaculture won't catch the majority, is because it's rather new - and it's ideas, by the time they catch on, will have many different names. And that's not important. So im optimist about it
Robert Ray wrote:
Back to Wittgenstein....my box does include the reading of the texts.
What made you assume it did not?
Here is a proposal with Paul's forum we can create a multi authored text of PERMIE's own PDC manual.
With that a text would exist here and be available to all visitors and lurkers.
One thing that would help, though, IMHO, would be for permaculturists to lay off a lot of the radical left-wing politics that unnecessarily alienates people we need to pay attention to us. If you subscribe to the permaculture mailing list you'll see a lot of polemics about the murderous capitalists and Mid-East politics and the like which itself will not be 'sustainable' in the long run.
boy I agree with this!
Brenda Groth wrote:
i'd like to thank you for these links..i have managed to get some to work and others not yet, but i'll keep trying.
I have read 3 of them entirely and have copied some on disc for family and friends, hopefully this will make the world a greener place..
also by posting on this it will bump it up into current space
Permaculture (as I see it) is three parts:
(1) an ethic or philosophy.
(2) a set of design principles. Applying the principles will (should) lead
to a design that fulfills the philosophy.
(3) a bunch of tactics that may or may not apply in any situation
(eg herb spirals, keyhole beds) and may be obvious (eg organic
Lisa in Ashland Oregon
Joop Corbin - swomp wrote:
...starting out on a garden without any knowledge of the design tools makes it hard to develop skill in applying them (of corse it is possible for some, like sepp and bill, to develop knowledge, deep knowledge on natural principles and how to apply that designing our own systems, but i tend to welcome a lifetime of learning from others that proceeded me.)
...i do welcome any theoretical or practical knowledge that is available with open arms and thus started reading every tekst and watching every movie i could get my hands on, as well as trying everything i learn out on a 50x25 meters lot. ( btw i think money is not necessary, the internet provided me with most info, allthough in time i started buying books that are actually available by downloading)
...for me theory and practice can complement each other (i sometimes read theory that makes me understand something happening in the gardens better, but also sometimes experience something in our baby-foodforest that makes me understand something ive read better.)