paul wheaton wrote:If nothing else, please compare "I found a great article. You should read it." and "I found a great article." .... or "I found a great article. I think you would enjoy it."
Todd Parr wrote:If I try to explain most permaculture principles to my own family, they shake their heads and laugh about Todd with his crazy ideas. I've long ago given up trying to explain most anything I do to anyone. Let's face it, most people are simply not willing put forth any more effort than it takes to buy a different kind of light bulb. Make a giant pile of rotting wood in your yard and cover it with dirt to grow plants? How about I just plant things, water them 3 times a week and put some fertilizer on? Spend the time and effort it takes to figure out how to build a rocket mass heater, buy the supplies, spend hours making adobe, split or gather wood, hope I got it right so that my house doesn't fill up with smoke, hope I don't ever have to sell the house with the "no way in hell it passes" heating system, and learn to live with a giant barrel in the middle of my living room? How about I walk over and turn the thermostat up instead? Prepare my soil, bring in organic matter, build my soil web, and try to nurture my plants, save my seeds, possibly start my own landrace? How about I buy a fifty pound bag of potatoes for $6?
People who do this, myself included, have to do it because they love it. "The masses" are never going to switch to a permaculture lifestyle unless they are forced to by some catastrophe that makes the permaculture lifestyle easier than the current mode of operation. I am very grateful to Paul, Geoff Lawton, etc. because without them, I would never have found this path. If people continue to put the information out there, other people like me that are ready will find it. I don't think it will happen quickly, but I personally am not trying to change the world. I'm just trying to make my little piece of it better.