[permaculture] Contents of permaculture Digest, Vol 77, Issue 27
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Sat Jun 27 17:48:46 EDT 2009
I find this very sad. It suggests that we now know all there is to know
about Permaculture and its benefits for our planet and her residents.It
suggests that all people now use or have knowledge of organic foods. These
things couldn't be further from the truth.
Permaculture began growing some time ago. I've never been able to take one
class due to the cost, or transportation problems: yet on my farm, from what
I have learned on the internet,places visited, the library and books I've
been able to buy -- Permaculture and organic is alive and well. Here I have
added an edible forest orchard and much more and am increasingly working on
improving the soil.
My neighbors told me right after I moved in and began doing that it would
all fail. Now I share the food grown here, watch as native grasses increase
and the land returns to health. It's not perfect because I've had to make
due, many times one wheel barrow at a time. But in doing what has been done
here, it's made me realize that perhaps Permaculture in evolving.
There is so much to be done around the world, and yes,many people are still
sound asleep. But as practitioners of Permaculture we owe ourselves the
opportunity to see where Permaculture can go in helping our planet. I just
wish Mollison and company hadn't given up.
> Today's Topics:
> 1. Group that started permaculture holds its last meeting
> (Permaculture Cooperative)
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> Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 13:40:28 -0700
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> Group that started permaculture holds its last meeting
> Monday, 22/06/2009
> A society that fought off the hippie label, and became the biggest organic
> group in the world per capita, has held its last meeting.
> The Tasmanian Organic Gardening and Farming Society began in 1972, and
> involved people like TV presenter Peter Cundall, and the founder of
> permaculture, Bill Mollison.
> The group met for its last AGM on Saturday, after its members agreed it had
> 'run out of puff'.
> Founding member David Stephens says while the end is sad, it says something
> about society's changed view of organics.
> "It's accepted universally now, not just throughout Australia, but
> throughout the world," he says.
> "It's only right that these specialised clubs just merge in with society.
> "So it's with mixed feelings that I see the end of it, but I'm also very
> happy because of what's happening in the world."
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