I'm really enjoying reading the conversations here this week. It has reminded me that I should do more than just subscribe to the daily email from permies.com -- I should keep participating, too! Thank you all.
Today I'm thinking a lot about the connections between permaculture and building a better world -- between permaculture and the kind of change that Fay and I describe in our book. I see some clear connections, and yet I think this is an idea that I need to explore some more.
For me, there's a clear connection between the permaculture approach of caring for and living with the earth and all its creatures rather than taking a kind of mining approach to food production. (I see that in standard agriculture -- its very extraction-based -- and honestly in gardening sometimes too.) That's the heart of the connection between permaculture and social change for me.