Permaculture explained at last

January 25, 2006

Permaculture explained at last

This is a relatively new blog and I’ve only been getting serious comments for the best part of a week now but already someone has posted something that says in a couple of sentences what I spent an entire posting trying to get across. Here is the solution to the permaculture v. foraging debate;

“I also find that in a permaculture-designed landscape, I feel more like a hunter-gatherer than a farmer too. I set up the systems, spend 3-5 years to get them running smoothly, and then wander around grazing or grabbing some mulch plants or bamboo when I feel like it.

To be fair the comment is by Toby Hemenway, author of the Urban vs Rural Sustainability essay (and follow up) so he knows what he is talking about. – I don’t think there is any more I can say.


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