Design That's Life Enhancing AND Life Affirming (Permaculture)

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Design That's Life Enhancing AND Life Affirming (Permaculture)

For nearly forty years, such less arbitrary design has had the name Permaculture.  It holds considerable promise for enabling and supporting necessary shifts.  The interested and the initiated can mingle here.

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Latest Activity: Jan 3, 2012

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Bill Mollison and David Holmgren are the acknowledged co-originators of Permaculture.
Related currents in design

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Permaculture and Agri-business Going Forward

Started by David Eggleton. Last reply by Gael Bage Dec 27, 2011. 1 Reply

Gail asked "And what does permaculture suggest that we do with all of the agri-businesses that now own so much of the land.  Does it address that?"Their requirements suggest that agri-businesses will…Continue

Tags: weeds, food system, pests, Monsanto, power down

Energy Is A Foundation. Safety and Reliability Are Key.

Started by David Eggleton. Last reply by Anna Harris Dec 24, 2011. 2 Replies

Assumptions about energy availability and affordability lurk in every discussion on this site, but very few of us bring them into view for others as a practice.  My friends, begin to make it a…Continue

Tags: reliability, safety, adequacy of supply, reliable, safe

Permaculture in Urban Areas

Started by David Eggleton. Last reply by Lindsay Newland Bowker Nov 29, 2011. 1 Reply

Gail commented: "I'm wondering how permaculture can exist in overpopulated areas such as inner cities.  And what does permaculture suggest that we do with all of the agri-businesses that now own so…Continue

Tags: depave, depaving, de-paving, de-pave, positive development

Economies of Integration

Started by David Eggleton Nov 18, 2011. 0 Replies

David Braden of Applewood Permaculture Institute elsewhere wrote:The industrial system…Continue

Tags: consumption, efficiency, narrow focus, production, integration

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Comment by David Eggleton on January 3, 2012 at 8:53pm

Bill Reed on The Practice of Living System Design (video), also added to the Resources.

Comment by David Eggleton on December 27, 2011 at 7:54pm

A relevant blog I posted on this site.

Comment by David Eggleton on November 28, 2011 at 5:31pm

A pertinent comment I posted today.

Comment by David Eggleton on November 21, 2011 at 12:39pm

A pertinent comment I posted today.

Comment by David Eggleton on November 20, 2011 at 7:12pm

Gail and those with the same curiosity can start with the presentation by Janis Birkeland, which is the last item in the Learning Resources section.  That said, any urban projects that increase photosynthesis and utilization or penetration of precipitation are (more) life affirming.  So, planting as possible and de-paving to increase the possibilities are big first steps.

Comment by Gail on November 20, 2011 at 5:36am

I'm wondering how permaculture can exist in overpopulated areas such as inner cities.  And what does permaculture suggest that we do with all of the agri-businesses that now own so much of the land.  Does it address that?

Comment by Ben Roberts on November 16, 2011 at 12:14pm

What are some ways that the Occupy Movement might model these principles?

Comment by David Eggleton on November 16, 2011 at 10:48am

"For Nietzsche, no value is permanent.  Each person and each society must create values that affirm life.  We are in the constant process of transvaluing.  Transvaluing does not end after the Judeo-Christian value system has finally been displaced by a world-affirming value system.  When any value system fails to affirm life, it must be supplanted by values that affirm life.

For Nietzsche, transvaluation is integral for the affirmation of life.  For Nietzsche, affirmation of life is the highest value; nowhere do I find him saying anything to the contrary."

George David Miller, Negotiating Toward Truth: The Extinction of Teachers and Students (1998)

 

Comment by David Eggleton on November 14, 2011 at 6:25pm

The name of this group is my briefest description of the discipline/practice.

 

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