Tyler Ludens wrote:"Why did you become a permie?"
For me, permaculture presents a clear path to a positive future, for me, for humanity, and for the rest of the living world.
Sonja Draven wrote:My dad stumbled on the Permaculture Handbook years ago and as he often does with things - read a bit of it, made grand plans for implementing some parts and then tossed out the whole thing because it wasn't exciting enough and required too much work.
Sonja Draven wrote:What are your favorites? What are you planning to try next?
Mike Barkley wrote:I always felt the same as Howard the Duck ever since I was a child. You know, trapped in a world I didn't create. Maybe I was just born a few centuries too late. Mother Nature has always been better than concrete. I have always preferred being as self reliant as possible. Animals won't lie to you or teach you wrong either. I never bought the Easter Bunny thing. Santa was highly questionable too. Then a few years later preparing for a third grade history test .. who discovered America? ... Columbus ... but teacher you read to us from his diary last week that he saw natives on the shores so it couldn't have been him ... that went around in circles a while ...then ... "Mike just answer Christopher Columbus or you'll get it wrong." So I intentionally got it wrong just because. From that point on I knew things were definitely screwed up. That was about same time as TV dinners were introduced to the world. They expect me to eat that? Add in all the horrible things I read in the newspaper & saw on TV news every single day. Then I started noticing all sorts of pollution everywhere. Everything was definitely going downhill fast. I knew I deserved something better. The entire world deserved something better. So here we are.
I still ask why do we lie to kids? (Fair warning this video is NOT for kids. The end is naughty.)
Greg Martin wrote: I mean, who doesn't want to live in a food forest???
elle sagenev wrote:When I had my first kid I started to look at the land we owned. It wasn't impressive. I wanted to do better for that little person. So I went down a Youtube hole that started with keyline and ended at permies.com. 2 small people in and I just call myself a weirdo hippy. At least for my area I am. Maybe not considered a hippy by other standards though. My kids do know how to find "band-aid plant"s so I'd say I'm doing a pretty darn good job.
Pearl Sutton wrote:
So, Why did you become a Permie? And how did you know you actually were one?
And let's keep this out of the cider press, folks... Be nice, avoid topics that start stuff. I know that's why I became one, lots of cider press stuff. I'll think on a good properly polite response.
I knew I was one when I bought Mollison's big black Design Manual, and it was like coming home. YES!! THAT is what I have been looking for!! Whoo! Here I am!!