The problem with permaculture...
Don't want to step on any toes, great discussion just wanted to add my two cents.
Permaculture which we have defined to death is at it's heart a design tool box wrapped in an armour of Ethical principals.
In theory you can apply the principals and all of the tools on ANY aspect of the world around us. This starts of course with Living Biological systems in what is left of nature. But it does not end there.
Permaculture whether this be permanent-agriculture or permanent-culture.
the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively."20th century popular culture" synonyms: the arts, the humanities, intellectual achievement; "that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society.
Sort of can't have one with out the other.
So following this thought train, Law, politics, economics, medicine, engineering, social engineering etc. could all be run through our tool box that we call Permaculture.
The result would be incredible. The reality is it may be in the very distant future.
So in summary It is not stating that
"permaculture can be whatever YOU want it to be."
Permaculture IS an Ethical Design Tool Box PERIOD> well defined and solid.
That which can be applied to ALL aspects of human culture.
The problem with permaculture... IS the perception of NON-practitioners.
That is our greatest challenge, I finish with a QUOTE
"The tasks of these "Warriors of the Rainbow" are many and great. There will be terrifying mountains of ignorance to conquer and they shall find prejudice and hatred. They must be dedicated, unwavering in their strength, and strong of heart. They will find willing hearts and minds that will follow them on this road of returning "Mother Earth" to beauty and plenty - once more."