Alex Apfelbaum wrote:I see a few aspects that may give Permaculture a bad image to some people :
- It's seen as "unscientific" : A lot in Permaculture is based on the effects of inteconnections within a whole system, that makes it the oposite of a typical scientific experiment where you isolate things to pinpoint specific factors and results. Permaculture is also about trusting nature, the scientific mind doesn't like that.
- There is a "new-age/hippie/hipster/alternative/callitwhatever" side to Permaculture that attracts a certain kind of people who may not be taken seriously by the average professional farmer.
- There are no big corporations and celebrities endorsing it, no marketing, no big brands. In effect it doesn't really exist in the global media world, so how can it be serious ? (some people think like that.. sadly)
It really depends on the people you talk to, these three points can also be seen as giving Permaculture a good image !
Jay C. White Cloud wrote:Hello Allan,
Thank you so much for responding, I hope I have not presented myself as too harsh. I also did not want to sound to culturally biased or judgemental, so please forgive me if I came across that way. We all have our "thin spots," and one of mine is what seems to be a never ending "we (Anglo Culture) know what is best for you" mentality. I probably read too much into things sometimes, (please forgive) but I grew up in the south under the parentage of mixed race, and more often than not, I see things from the minority or "3rd world," perspective.
Abe Connally wrote:
Allan Babb wrote:It's the same with Energy Star. What you read on the tag may have absolutely nothing to do with the model you're buying. Like it's so difficult to connect a usage meter to an appliance...
that's not the hard part.
But do you do it on an appliance in Alaska or Florida?
Wesley johnsen wrote:i want to get some opinions on preserving forests and do you think forests are better off being owned fully by organizations and or gov for full commons ownership or do you think private stewards like tree farmers should be the owners? i fear commons will take away the rewards of private timber sales but i still like land being open to the public. i know in the northeast u.s. they like the easement route where a private stewards work the land while a conservation easement and public access easement are placed on the land through the state gov, land trust or organization like say the nature conservancy. any opinions would be helpful.