[permaculture] Market Gardening is NOT Permaculture.

A Sampson-Kelly april at permaculturevisions.com
Wed Jan 29 18:06:30 EST 2014


Market Gardens are wonderful, don't get me misquoted here,
but they are not the permaculture message.
Market gardens export nutrients and organic matter, they are constantly 
needing inputs to compensate for the exports.
as we all know Permaculture design aims to be a closed nutrient cycle,
so when something like a gorgeous market garden is branded as 
permaculture it muddies the message.
When you need to keep importing nutrients and minerals and organic 
matter you are starting to talk about extra "work" and extra management.

When I first came to this site in 1993 we spent 6 hours every second 
weekend in summer just mowing the lawns,
we definitely invest a lot less work and time on this site now.
So, there is no trouble with permaculture on my site and the reduced 
work load is clear here.
http://permaculturevisions.com/what-is-permaculture-2/905-2/the-difference-between-organic-gardening-and-permaculture/

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> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2014 13:23:04 -0500
> From: " Darrell E. Frey " <defrey at bioshelter.com>
> Subject: Re: [permaculture] The Trouble with Permaculture
> To: permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org, Holger Hieronimi
> 	<holger at tierramor.org>
> Message-ID: <20140125132304.99kczrwvfsowg8so at webmail.bioshelter.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain;	charset=UTF-8;	format="flowed"
>
> I have to confess I have had similar experiences as the article
> describes, many times over the last 30 years. Many people have visited
> my market garden farm, who, with a limited view of Permaculture Design,
> offered numerous critiques? and questioned where the "permaculture "
> was?
>    I have been teaching permaculture design since 1987, with many
> different associates, in various venues. We always teach permaculture
> as a design system applied land, buildings,? businesses, farms,
> schools lifestyles and regions and so on. Permaculture encompasses all
> aspects of our human relationship to our planet and draws on many
> disciplines and resources to achieve our goals consistant with our
> ethics. As I heard Bill Mollison say in person in 1981, it is not how
> you garden, it is just where you put the garden that makes a
> permaculture design .
> As a permaculture design professional I help clients, starting from
> where they are, to achieve their goals to live a more ecologically
> sustainable lifestyle. Sometimes that includes a forest garden,
> sometimes a biointensive garden, and generally a mix. Some may mulch,
> sme may till. Generally they will do both in different gardens.?
> Sometimes it is just about what they eat and where they buy it, and
> what the do with "waste" But it also includes time management,
> succession planning, resource conservation, and a goal to achieve the
> yields the client seeks.
>
> So, back to the article in question, I say bravo! Let us read such self
> critique with an open mind and seek to broaden the view of our
> associates. The experience the author describes predate the a
> forementioned Vlad by decades, and comes from people short on
> experience .
>
> ? A deep reading of Bill Mollison does not really promise no work
> gardening. Do not confuse his promotion techniques with real advice.
> Yes, such presentation by Mollison may have led to short sighted
> comprehension by novices? of permaculture, but I do not think he, or
> anyone else I have taught permaculture with promised a yield with no
> work. And we did not think mollison really suggested that entirely. I
> met Bill Mollison in 1981 and again in 1990 when he spent a day at my
> fledgling farm. He wrote in my copy of the Designer's Manual. "Great
> Work!" as he signed it for me. Work indeed!
>
> Darrell E. Frey
> Three Sisters Farm
> defrey at bioshelter.com
> www.bioshelter.com
>
> Author; Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm. New Society
> Publishing, 2011
>
> On Sat, 25 Jan 2014 06:18:54 -0500, Holger Hieronimi
> <holger at tierramor.org> wrote:
> Why Bad? I think this article is a good one, althought it is very
>> critical with some expressions of PC-
>> the author is not uninformed, since she aparently read though some of
>> the basic literature plus seems to have considerable experience in
>> organic food production...
>>
>> Its more than clear now that some of the "Mollsionisms" ("The
>> designer becomes a recliner"/ "The problem is the solution"/ etc.)
>> were great vehicles to draw atention back in the 80ies, but also
>> helped to build "cult permaculture" & a cadre of enthusiastic PC
>> illuminates described in the article. No problem...I have been one
>> after my first PDC back in 1996....and I?m happy for that, since
>> this motivated me (in my case) to actually try to establish some
>> systems and realize that not everything works as well in realiity as
>> described th the PC Designers Manual, a greant book but definitly not
>> the "bible" and/or ultimate expression of PC.
>>
>> Every course of some PC celebrities (Geoff Lawton is one prominent
>> example) adds some more to this number (and I think nobody in thios
>> group wants to qualify him as some body who gives "bad courses"), and
>> its only through a few years of practice "on the ground",
>> establishing designs, getting dirtty, maintainig developing systems,
>> producing food, experiencing how systems actually work and evolve
>> over time in different climates & contexts, that the imaginative
>> power of PC concepts get grounded.
>>
>> saludos desde Colombia (en este momento)
>>
>> Holger
>>
>>
>> El 24/01/14 04:14, permaculture-request at lists.ibiblio.org escribi?:
>>> The Trouble with Permaculture
>>> http://www.resilience.org/stories/2014-01-23/the-trouble-with-permaculture
>>>
>>> a very bad article; Vlad fodder, awful - just to see what the uninformed
>>> are up to
>> -- Holger Hieronimi - holger at tierramor.org
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> Message: 2
> Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2014 13:23:04 -0500
> From: " Darrell E. Frey " <defrey at bioshelter.com>
> Subject: Re: [permaculture] The Trouble with Permaculture
> To: permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org, Holger Hieronimi
> 	<holger at tierramor.org>
> Message-ID: <20140125132304.99kczrwvfsowg8so at webmail.bioshelter.com>
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> I have to confess I have had similar experiences as the article
> describes, many times over the last 30 years. Many people have visited
> my market garden farm, who, with a limited view of Permaculture Design,
> offered numerous critiques? and questioned where the "permaculture "
> was?
>    I have been teaching permaculture design since 1987, with many
> different associates, in various venues. We always teach permaculture
> as a design system applied land, buildings,? businesses, farms,
> schools lifestyles and regions and so on. Permaculture encompasses all
> aspects of our human relationship to our planet and draws on many
> disciplines and resources to achieve our goals consistant with our
> ethics. As I heard Bill Mollison say in person in 1981, it is not how
> you garden, it is just where you put the garden that makes a
> permaculture design .
> As a permaculture design professional I help clients, starting from
> where they are, to achieve their goals to live a more ecologically
> sustainable lifestyle. Sometimes that includes a forest garden,
> sometimes a biointensive garden, and generally a mix. Some may mulch,
> sme may till. Generally they will do both in different gardens.?
> Sometimes it is just about what they eat and where they buy it, and
> what the do with "waste" But it also includes time management,
> succession planning, resource conservation, and a goal to achieve the
> yields the client seeks.
>
> So, back to the article in question, I say bravo! Let us read such self
> critique with an open mind and seek to broaden the view of our
> associates. The experience the author describes predate the a
> forementioned Vlad by decades, and comes from people short on
> experience .
>
> ? A deep reading of Bill Mollison does not really promise no work
> gardening. Do not confuse his promotion techniques with real advice.
> Yes, such presentation by Mollison may have led to short sighted
> comprehension by novices? of permaculture, but I do not think he, or
> anyone else I have taught permaculture with promised a yield with no
> work. And we did not think mollison really suggested that entirely. I
> met Bill Mollison in 1981 and again in 1990 when he spent a day at my
> fledgling farm. He wrote in my copy of the Designer's Manual. "Great
> Work!" as he signed it for me. Work indeed!
>
> Darrell E. Frey
> Three Sisters Farm
> defrey at bioshelter.com
> www.bioshelter.com
>
> Author; Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm. New Society
> Publishing, 2011
>
> On Sat, 25 Jan 2014 06:18:54 -0500, Holger Hieronimi
> <holger at tierramor.org> wrote:
> Why Bad? I think this article is a good one, althought it is very
>> critical with some expressions of PC-
>> the author is not uninformed, since she aparently read though some of
>> the basic literature plus seems to have considerable experience in
>> organic food production...
>>
>> Its more than clear now that some of the "Mollsionisms" ("The
>> designer becomes a recliner"/ "The problem is the solution"/ etc.)
>> were great vehicles to draw atention back in the 80ies, but also
>> helped to build "cult permaculture" & a cadre of enthusiastic PC
>> illuminates described in the article. No problem...I have been one
>> after my first PDC back in 1996....and I?m happy for that, since
>> this motivated me (in my case) to actually try to establish some
>> systems and realize that not everything works as well in realiity as
>> described th the PC Designers Manual, a greant book but definitly not
>> the "bible" and/or ultimate expression of PC.
>>
>> Every course of some PC celebrities (Geoff Lawton is one prominent
>> example) adds some more to this number (and I think nobody in thios
>> group wants to qualify him as some body who gives "bad courses"), and
>> its only through a few years of practice "on the ground",
>> establishing designs, getting dirtty, maintainig developing systems,
>> producing food, experiencing how systems actually work and evolve
>> over time in different climates & contexts, that the imaginative
>> power of PC concepts get grounded.
>>
>> saludos desde Colombia (en este momento)
>>
>> Holger
>>
>>
>> El 24/01/14 04:14, permaculture-request at lists.ibiblio.org escribi?:
>>> The Trouble with Permaculture
>>> http://www.resilience.org/stories/2014-01-23/the-trouble-with-permaculture
>>>
>>> a very bad article; Vlad fodder, awful - just to see what the uninformed
>>> are up to
>> -- Holger Hieronimi - holger at tierramor.org
>> TIERRAMOR - Dise?o Integrado
>> www.tierramor.org
>> Dise?o de sistemas ecol?gicos
>> Consultas y asesor?as
>> Facilitaci?n de conferencias, seminarios, cursos y talleres
>>
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>> How to permaculture your urban lifestyle
>> http://www.ipermie.net Avant Geared  http://www.avantgeared.com
>> https://plus.google.com/+Avantgeared
>> Permaculture: -- portal to an expanding global network of landtech
>> pioneers -- who are designing ecological land use systems with
>> integrated elements for synergy, sustainability, regeneration and
>> enhanced nature-compatible human habitat
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 3
> Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2014 16:45:20 -0500
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> Subject: [permaculture] New residential PDC for 2014: Permaculture
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> Message: 4
> Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2014 15:43:19 -0800 (PST)
> From: Michael Pilarski <friendsofthetrees at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [permaculture] The Trouble with Permaculture
> To: permaculture <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Message-ID:
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> Darrell,? thank you for the comments. I concur with you completely.?
>
> I too read the article being talked about and didn't think it was a bad article at all.? She lambasted permaculturists who don't know how to garden, and rightly so.? She poked at some holes in the PC ideology/dogmatism, and rightly so.? We should all be alert for dogmatism and applying permaculture techniques blindly (such as every pc design should include sheet mulch, a hugelkultur and a food forest).
>
> I went and viewed the youtube she was criticizing of Mike Feingold's pc garden in the UK.? Mike's pc site looked good to me and his gardening . His dialogue was good.? I am not sure what she was complaining about. Maybe it was because Mike looked untidy. Perhaps it wasn't as productive as a wall to wall garden at peak productivity.? But for the amount of time he put into it, I suspect the cost/yield ratio was good.? I am perhaps biased since Mike Feingold is a friend of mine and we taught a pdc in Nepal together.?
>
> here is Mike Feingold's youtube if anyone wants to watch it, 9 minutes 37 seconds.
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3R1BZVnD4M
>
>
> Michael Pilarski
>
> ?
> Michael "Skeeter" Pilarski
> Permaculture - Wildcrafting - Medicinal Herbs & Seeds
>
>
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>
>
>
> On Saturday, January 25, 2014 11:55 AM, Darrell E. Frey <defrey at bioshelter.com> wrote:
>   
> I have to confess I have had similar experiences as the article
> describes, many times over the last 30 years. Many people have visited
> my market garden farm, who, with a limited view of Permaculture Design,
> offered numerous critiques? and questioned where the "permaculture "
> was?
> ? I have been teaching permaculture design since 1987, with many
> different associates, in various venues. We always teach permaculture
> as a design system applied land, buildings,? businesses, farms,
> schools lifestyles and regions and so on. Permaculture encompasses all
> aspects of our human relationship to our planet and draws on many
> disciplines and resources to achieve our goals consistant with our
> ethics. As I heard Bill Mollison say in person in 1981, it is not how
> you garden, it is just where you put the garden that makes a
> permaculture design .
> As a permaculture design professional I help clients, starting from
> where they are, to achieve their goals to live a more ecologically
> sustainable lifestyle. Sometimes that includes a forest garden,
> sometimes a biointensive garden, and generally a mix. Some may mulch,
> sme may till. Generally they will do both in different gardens.?
> Sometimes it is just about what they eat and where they buy it, and
> what the do with "waste" But it also includes time management,
> succession planning, resource conservation, and a goal to achieve the
> yields the client seeks.
>
> So, back to the article in question, I say bravo! Let us read such self
> critique with an open mind and seek to broaden the view of our
> associates. The experience the author describes predate the a
> forementioned Vlad by decades, and comes from people short on
> experience .
>
> ? A deep reading of Bill Mollison does not really promise no work
> gardening. Do not confuse his promotion techniques with real advice.
> Yes, such presentation by Mollison may have led to short sighted
> comprehension by novices? of permaculture, but I do not think he, or
> anyone else I have taught permaculture with promised a yield with no
> work. And we did not think mollison really suggested that entirely. I
> met Bill Mollison in 1981 and again in 1990 when he spent a day at my
> fledgling farm. He wrote in my copy of the Designer's Manual. "Great
> Work!" as he signed it for me. Work indeed!
>
> Darrell E. Frey
> Three Sisters Farm
> defrey at bioshelter.com
> www.bioshelter.com
>
> Author; Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm. New Society
> Publishing, 2011
>
> On Sat, 25 Jan 2014 06:18:54 -0500, Holger Hieronimi
> <holger at tierramor.org> wrote:
> Why Bad? I think this article is a good one, althought it is very
>> critical with some expressions of PC-
>> the author is not uninformed, since she aparently read though some of
>> the basic literature plus seems to have considerable experience in
>> organic food production...
>>
>> Its more than clear now that some of the "Mollsionisms" ("The
>> designer becomes a recliner"/ "The problem is the solution"/ etc.)
>> were great vehicles to draw atention back in the 80ies, but also
>> helped to build "cult permaculture" & a cadre of enthusiastic PC
>> illuminates described in the article. No problem...I have been one
>> after my first PDC back in 1996....and I?m happy for that, since
>> this motivated me (in my case) to actually try to establish some
>> systems and realize that not everything works as well in realiity as
>> described th the PC Designers Manual, a greant book but definitly not
>> the "bible" and/or ultimate expression of PC.
>>
>> Every course of some PC celebrities (Geoff Lawton is one prominent
>> example) adds some more to this number (and I think nobody in thios
>> group wants to qualify him as some body who gives "bad courses"), and
>> its only through a few years of practice "on the ground",
>> establishing designs, getting dirtty, maintainig developing systems,
>> producing food, experiencing how systems actually work and evolve
>> over time in different climates & contexts, that the imaginative
>> power of PC concepts get grounded.
>>
>> saludos desde Colombia (en este momento)
>>
>> Holger
>>
>>
>> El 24/01/14 04:14, permaculture-request at lists.ibiblio.org escribi?:
>>> The Trouble with Permaculture
>>> http://www.resilience.org/stories/2014-01-23/the-trouble-with-permaculture
>>>
>>> a very bad article; Vlad fodder, awful - just to see what the uninformed
>>> are up to
>> -- Holger Hieronimi - holger at tierramor.org
>> TIERRAMOR - Dise?o Integrado
>> www.tierramor.org
>> Dise?o de sistemas ecol?gicos
>> Consultas y asesor?as
>> Facilitaci?n de conferencias, seminarios, cursos y talleres
>>
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>> Permaculture Institute USA http://permaculture.org
>> How to permaculture your urban lifestyle
>> http://www.ipermie.net Avant Geared? http://www.avantgeared.com
>> https://plus.google.com/+Avantgeared
>> Permaculture: -- portal to an expanding global network of landtech
>> pioneers -- who are designing ecological land use systems with
>> integrated elements for synergy, sustainability, regeneration and
>> enhanced nature-compatible human habitat
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> Message: 5
> Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2014 18:20:44 -0600
> From: christopher nesbitt <christopher.nesbitt at mmrfbz.org>
> Subject: [permaculture] 9th Annual PDC, MMRF, Belize, Feb 10-22nd
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>   This will be our 9th Annual Permaculture Design Course. MMRF has been managed to agroforestry over the last 25 years and is one of the oldest permaculture projects in Central America. Come take a PDC with great teachers at a very well established permaculture project.
>
>
> 9th Annual Permaculture Design Course, February 10th through 22nd, 2014 February 10th through 22nd, 2014
>
> Place: Maya Mountain Research Farm San Pedro Columbia, BELIZE
>
> Instructors: Albert Bates, Marisha Auerbach, Nicole Foss and Christopher Nesbitt with local guest instructors.
>
> Cost:USD1250/Belize$2500 includes organic farm fresh meals, all course materials and expeditions*, comfortable accommodation in the farm, and a certificate of Permaculture Design upon completion of the course.
>
> For Details, or to register, please contact Christopher at info(a)mmrfbz.org.
>
> Through lecture, discussion, small groups, site visits and hands on experience, participants will gain the tools to create sustainable, ecologically based homes, farms, businesses and communities. Tucked into the foothills of the Maya Mountains, two miles up river from the village of San Pedro Columbia in southern Belize, Maya Mountain Research Farm is a working demonstration farm and registered NGO that promotes sustainable agriculture, appropriate technology and food security using permaculture principles and applied biodiversity.
>
> With over 25 years of organic management and conversion from an abandoned cattle and citrus farm to a polyculture, MMRF is one of Central Americas oldest permaculture farms. Students will get a chance to see decades worth of design work applied at this venue. A fun video of the 2009 PDC is here, and some footage from the 2010 PDC on Mexican TV, in Spanish is here, and here.
>
> Teachers: Albert Bates is a former lawyer, paramedic, graphic artist and author of eleven books on energy, environment and law, and produced two films on ecovillages. He is the founder of the Ecovillage Network of the Americas and was active in the creation of the Global Ecovillage Network. He has lectured and universities and government agencies and worked on natural buildings, village infrastructure, and permaculture landscapes on 6 continents. He has been teaching permaculture design courses since 1994.
>
> Marisha Auerbach has been actively practicing, studying, and teaching Permaculture in the Pacific Northwest for over a decade, specializing in food production, biodiversity, seedsaving, ecology, and useful plants. Her practical experience has been gained from living and working in both urban and rural locations. She currently teaches permaculture courses at Oregon State University, Pacific University, Bastyr University, and Portland Community College. Marisha works with many organizations including The City Repair Project, Aprovecho Education Center, Lost Valley Education Center, Fertile Ground Community Center, and Planet Repair. Marisha holds an advanced certificate in Permaculture Aid Work and has participated in permaculture projects from the forests of Vietnam to the Rocky Mountains of the United States to the stressed conditions of Haiti. She can be found online at www.herbnwisdom.com.
>
> Nicole Foss is Senior Editor of The Automatic Earth, a big-picture website. Since January 2008, she and her writing partner have been chronicling and interpreting the on-going global credit crunch as the most pressing aspect of our current multi-faceted predicament. The site integrates finance, energy, environment, psychology, population and real politik in order to explain why we find ourselves in a state of crisis and what we can do about it. Nicole is also an international speaker on energy and global finance. She has lectured in hundreds of locations across North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and has made many media appearances in a variety of countries. In addition, Nicole has been involved in teaching on permaculture design certificate courses in Central America and Europe. Prior to the establishment of The Automatic Earth, Nicole was Editor of The Oil Drum Canada, where she wrote on peak oil and finance. She also ran the Agri-Energy Producers' Association
>    of Ontario, where she focused on farm-based biogas projects, grid connections for renewable energy and Feed-In Tariff policy development. While living in the UK she was a Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, where she specialized in nuclear safety in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union, and conducted research into electricity policy at the EU level. She also has significant previous experience practicing as an environmental consultant. Her academic qualifications include a BSc in Biology from Carleton University in Canada (where she focused primarily on neuroscience and psychology), a post-graduate diploma in air and water pollution control, the common professional examination in law and an LLM in international law in development from the University of Warwick in the UK. She was granted the University Medal for the top science graduate in 1988 and the law school prize for the top law school graduate in 1997.
>
> Christopher Nesbitt is the founder and director of Maya Mountain Research Farm. He is a farmer, and a pioneer in tropical agroforestry and permaculture, having lived and studied agriculture in Belize since the mid 1980s. He has been engaged in agroforestry, permaculture, renewable energy through his work on the farm and elsewhere. Christopher worked for Green & Blacks, an organic chocolate company, from 1997 to 2004 on issues related to organic certification, Fairtrade certification and extension. He was a founding member of Belize Organic Producers Association and has worked as a consultant for the Government of Belize?s Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries Department. He represented Belize in workshops in Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica and Guatemala. He installs photovoltaic and photovoltaic/wind hybrid systems in protected areas, schools, village level photovoltaic water pumps, and teaches agroforestry.
>
> A scholarship for this Permaculture Design Course is being offered by Maya Mountain Research Farm in memory of Anne Bulford. Anne Bulford graduated from Antioch College, was active in organic agriculture in Ohio, working at Ohio Ecological Food and Farming Association, and died in November, 2008 of cancer. She has two boys, Peter and Skyler, who live with Annes mother, Sally. Applicants must be Belizean working in agriculture anywhere in Belize or the communities adjacent to the Maya Mountains in Belize, and a farmer, extension officer or community leader. To apply, please contact Christopher Nesbitt with a description of the work you are doing, and a resume or CV and explain why you would like to participate in this course.
>
> *Fees for entry into National Parks or Archeological Reserves must be paid by the students.
>
>
>
>
>
> _____________________________
> Christopher Nesbitt
>
> Maya Mountain Research Farm
> San Pedro Columbia, Toledo
> PO 153 Punta Gorda Town, Toledo
> BELIZE,
> Central America
>
> Country code 501-630-4386
>
> www.mmrfbz.org
> www.facebook.com/MayaMountainResearchFarm
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 6
> Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2014 20:30:55 -0500
> From: " Darrell E. Frey " <defrey at bioshelter.com>
> Subject: Re: [permaculture] The Trouble with Permaculture
> To: permaculture <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>,	Michael Pilarski
> 	<friendsofthetrees at yahoo.com>
> Message-ID: <20140125203055.g34df5xpz448s8wo at webmail.bioshelter.com>
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> Thanks Michael. Hawthorn has eatable leaves!. Who knew
>
> Darrell E. Frey
> Three Sisters Farm
> defrey at bioshelter.com
> www.bioshelter.com
>
> Author; Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm. New Society
> Publishing, 2011
>
> On Sat, 25 Jan 2014 15:43:19 -0800 (PST), Michael Pilarski
> <friendsofthetrees at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Darrell,? thank you for the comments. I concur with you completely.?
>> I too read the article being talked about and didn't think it was a
>> bad article at all.? She lambasted permaculturists who don't know
>> how to garden, and rightly so.? She poked at some holes in the PC
>> ideology/dogmatism, and rightly so.? We should all be alert for
>> dogmatism and applying permaculture techniques blindly (such as every
>> pc design should include sheet mulch, a hugelkultur and a food
>> forest). I went and viewed the youtube she was criticizing of Mike
>> Feingold's pc garden in the UK.? Mike's pc site looked good to me
>> and his gardening . His dialogue was good.? I am not sure what she
>> was complaining about. Maybe it was because Mike looked untidy.
>> Perhaps it wasn't as productive as a wall to wall garden at peak
>> productivity.? But for the amount of time he put into it, I suspect
>> the cost/yield ratio was good.? I am perhaps biased since Mike
>> Feingold is a friend of mine and we taught a pdc in Nepal together.?
>> here is Mike Feingold's youtube if anyone wants to watch it, 9
>> minutes 37 seconds. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3R1BZVnD4M
>>
>>
>> Michael Pilarski
>>
>> ?
>> Michael "Skeeter" Pilarski
>> Permaculture - Wildcrafting - Medicinal Herbs & Seeds
>>
>>
>> Sign up for my newsletter at www.friendsofthetrees.net
>> www.facebook.com/michael.skeeter.pilarski
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Saturday, January 25, 2014 11:55 AM, Darrell E. Frey
>> <defrey at bioshelter.com> wrote:
>>   I have to confess I have had similar experiences as the article
>> describes, many times over the last 30 years. Many people have
>> visited my market garden farm, who, with a limited view of
>> Permaculture Design, offered numerous critiques? and questioned
>> where the "permaculture " was?
>> ? I have been teaching permaculture design since 1987, with many
>> different associates, in various venues. We always teach permaculture
>> as a design system applied land, buildings,? businesses, farms,
>> schools lifestyles and regions and so on. Permaculture encompasses
>> all aspects of our human relationship to our planet and draws on many
>> disciplines and resources to achieve our goals consistant with our
>> ethics. As I heard Bill Mollison say in person in 1981, it is not how
>> you garden, it is just where you put the garden that makes a
>> permaculture design . As a permaculture design professional I help
>> clients, starting from where they are, to achieve their goals to live
>> a more ecologically sustainable lifestyle. Sometimes that includes a
>> forest garden, sometimes a biointensive garden, and generally a mix.
>> Some may mulch, sme may till. Generally they will do both in
>> different gardens.? Sometimes it is just about what they eat and
>> where they buy it, and what the do with "waste" But it also includes
>> time management, succession planning, resource conservation, and a
>> goal to achieve the yields the client seeks. So, back to the article
>> in question, I say bravo! Let us read such self critique with an open
>> mind and seek to broaden the view of our associates. The experience
>> the author describes predate the a forementioned Vlad by decades, and
>> comes from people short on experience . ? A deep reading of Bill
>> Mollison does not really promise no work gardening. Do not confuse
>> his promotion techniques with real advice. Yes, such presentation by
>> Mollison may have led to short sighted comprehension by novices? of
>> permaculture, but I do not think he, or anyone else I have taught
>> permaculture with promised a yield with no work. And we did not think
>> mollison really suggested that entirely. I met Bill Mollison in 1981
>> and again in 1990 when he spent a day at my fledgling farm. He wrote
>> in my copy of the Designer's Manual. "Great Work!" as he signed it
>> for me. Work indeed!
>>
>> Darrell E. Frey
>> Three Sisters Farm
>> defrey at bioshelter.com
>> www.bioshelter.com
>>
>> Author; Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm. New Society
>> Publishing, 2011
>>
>> On Sat, 25 Jan 2014 06:18:54 -0500, Holger Hieronimi
>> <holger at tierramor.org> wrote:
>> Why Bad? I think this article is a good one, althought it is very
>>> critical with some expressions of PC-
>>> the author is not uninformed, since she aparently read though some
>> of > the basic literature plus seems to have considerable experience
>> in > organic food production... >
>>> Its more than clear now that some of the "Mollsionisms" ("The >
>> designer becomes a recliner"/ "The problem is the solution"/ etc.) >
>> were great vehicles to draw atention back in the 80ies, but also >
>> helped to build "cult permaculture" & a cadre of enthusiastic PC >
>> illuminates described in the article. No problem...I have been one >
>> after my first PDC back in 1996....and I?m happy for that, since >
>> this motivated me (in my case) to actually try to establish some >
>> systems and realize that not everything works as well in realiity as
>>> described th the PC Designers Manual, a greant book but definitly
>> not > the "bible" and/or ultimate expression of PC. >
>>> Every course of some PC celebrities (Geoff Lawton is one prominent
>>> example) adds some more to this number (and I think nobody in thios
>>> group wants to qualify him as some body who gives "bad courses"),
>> and > its only through a few years of practice "on the ground", >
>> establishing designs, getting dirtty, maintainig developing systems,
>>> producing food, experiencing how systems actually work and evolve >
>> over time in different climates & contexts, that the imaginative >
>> power of PC concepts get grounded. >
>>> saludos desde Colombia (en este momento)
>>>
>>> Holger
>>>
>>>
>>> El 24/01/14 04:14, permaculture-request at lists.ibiblio.org escribi?:
>>>> The Trouble with Permaculture
>>>>
>> http://www.resilience.org/stories/2014-01-23/the-trouble-with-permaculture
>>>> a very bad article; Vlad fodder, awful - just to see what the uninformed
>>>> are up to
>>> -- Holger Hieronimi - holger at tierramor.org
>>> TIERRAMOR - Dise?o Integrado
>>> www.tierramor.org
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>>> How to permaculture your urban lifestyle
>>> http://www.ipermie.net Avant Geared? http://www.avantgeared.com
>>> https://plus.google.com/+Avantgeared
>>> Permaculture: -- portal to an expanding global network of landtech
>>> pioneers -- who are designing ecological land use systems with >
>> integrated elements for synergy, sustainability, regeneration and >
>> enhanced nature-compatible human habitat
>>
>>
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>> How to permaculture your urban lifestyle
>> http://www.ipermie.net Avant Geared? http://www.avantgeared.com
>> https://plus.google.com/+Avantgeared
>> Permaculture: -- portal to an expanding global network of landtech
>> pioneers -- who are designing ecological land use systems with
>> integrated elements for synergy, sustainability, regeneration and
>> enhanced nature-compatible human habitat
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>> How to permaculture your urban lifestyle
>> http://www.ipermie.net Avant Geared  http://www.avantgeared.com
>> https://plus.google.com/+Avantgeared
>> Permaculture: -- portal to an expanding global network of landtech
>> pioneers -- who are designing ecological land use systems with
>> integrated elements for synergy, sustainability, regeneration and
>> enhanced nature-compatible human habitat
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 7
> Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2014 19:22:25 -0800 (PST)
> From: Koreen Brennan <cory8570 at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [permaculture] The Trouble with Permaculture
> To: permaculture <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
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> I think my main objection to the article is that the author seems to have interacted with only the most ignorant armchair permaculturists and not looked at the positive. It's not a very balanced article and comes across as a bit of sour grapes to me. ?I do agree that there is dogma in permaculture and there are assumptions being made by some in the movement. I agree we need to document our results and am happy that activity is increasing. But I'm not ready to throw out the concept of "lazy gardening" when I get such huge yields in the first year with little work from some small plots in my yard, ?by using the old standbys of sheet mulch, hugulkulture, and unfamiliar (but delicious) perennial and tropical vegetables (which are far more suited to my ecosystem than lettuce and tomatoes). As Michael said, the work to yield ratio is very attractive. Is it economically viable? It certainly cut down on my fresh food bill, but I'm well aware that what I do in
>   my yard is not viable for a market garden. Using true cost accounting and measuring inputs vs outputs, I made a very healthy net profit on it for the planet and my own well being however. Am I "wasting good urban farm land?" My yard was Florida sugar sand, til I transformed it with the local organic waste stream. Many urban plots contain depleted and compacted soil not to mention heavy metals and chemicals - far from ideal farm land! Am I growing greens and fruit instead of carbs? Guilty as charged, but I eat greens daily. What would be the footprint for me to buy them instead of grow them? I can buy rice in bulk once a month. I go to my garden daily for fresh greens. Do I like food forests? Yes, love them (but in an urban area would call them edible forest gardens as a more accurate term). Do I wait years for them to be productive? That has never been my understanding of how to design an urban forest garden, nor would it be the preferred way to do
>   commercial agroforestry when possible to do otherwise. Do I think that market gardening is not "good permaculture?" I'm well aware of how much food my city consumes and where a good chunk of that realistically is going to come from. We need hundreds of market gardens that incorporate permaculture principles. ?I am doing my part to make it easier for market gardeners to be successful. Meanwhile, I garden because I love it and I love the yield from it. It offers balance and a regular connection with the natural world.?
>
> There is a place for both market gardeners and back yard food foresters. We do not have to fight or put each other down. :-) ?There is so much good happening amongst new urban permaculturists who haven't gardened much before but nonetheless are turning their lawns into abundant jungles of edibles. What are they doing right? How can that be improved upon? ? It's also really exciting to see the work that Darrell Frey (I enjoyed your book, Darrell) and other market gardeners and small farmers are doing as they combine the principles of permaculture with their already substantial knowledge of farming.?
>
> Sometimes new designers pass judgment on the way I'm doing things too - I suppose it is human nature to some degree. I just tell them - "I will be very interested in seeing your project in 2-3 years. Be sure to let me know how it goes!" with a friendly grin. :-) ?
> ?
> ?
>
>
>
> On Saturday, January 25, 2014 8:31 PM, Darrell E. Frey <defrey at bioshelter.com> wrote:
>   
> Thanks Michael. Hawthorn has eatable leaves!. Who knew
>
> Darrell E. Frey
> Three Sisters Farm
> defrey at bioshelter.com
> www.bioshelter.com
>
> Author; Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm. New Society
> Publishing, 2011
>
> On Sat, 25 Jan 2014 15:43:19 -0800 (PST), Michael Pilarski
> <friendsofthetrees at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Darrell,? thank you for the comments. I concur with you completely.?
>> I too read the article being talked about and didn't think it was a
>> bad article at all.? She lambasted permaculturists who don't know
>> how to garden, and rightly so.? She poked at some holes in the PC
>> ideology/dogmatism, and rightly so.? We should all be alert for
>> dogmatism and applying permaculture techniques blindly (such as every
>> pc design should include sheet mulch, a hugelkultur and a food
>> forest). I went and viewed the youtube she was criticizing of Mike
>> Feingold's pc garden in the UK.? Mike's pc site looked good to me
>> and his gardening . His dialogue was good.? I am not sure what she
>> was complaining about. Maybe it was because Mike looked untidy.
>> Perhaps it wasn't as productive as a wall to wall garden at peak
>> productivity.? But for the amount of time he put into it, I suspect
>> the cost/yield ratio was good.? I am perhaps biased since Mike
>> Feingold is a friend of mine and we taught a pdc in Nepal together.?
>> here is Mike Feingold's youtube if anyone wants to watch it, 9
>> minutes 37 seconds. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3R1BZVnD4M
>>
>>
>> Michael Pilarski
>>
>> ?
>> Michael "Skeeter" Pilarski
>> Permaculture - Wildcrafting - Medicinal Herbs & Seeds
>>
>>
>> Sign up for my newsletter at www.friendsofthetrees.net
>> www.facebook.com/michael.skeeter.pilarski
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Saturday, January 25, 2014 11:55 AM, Darrell E. Frey
>> <defrey at bioshelter.com> wrote:
>> ? I have to confess I have had similar experiences as the article
>> describes, many times over the last 30 years. Many people have
>> visited my market garden farm, who, with a limited view of
>> Permaculture Design, offered numerous critiques? and questioned
>> where the "permaculture " was?
>> ? I have been teaching permaculture design since 1987, with many
>> different associates, in various venues. We always teach permaculture
>> as a design system applied land, buildings,? businesses, farms,
>> schools lifestyles and regions and so on. Permaculture encompasses
>> all aspects of our human relationship to our planet and draws on many
>> disciplines and resources to achieve our goals consistant with our
>> ethics. As I heard Bill Mollison say in person in 1981, it is not how
>> you garden, it is just where you put the garden that makes a
>> permaculture design . As a permaculture design professional I help
>> clients, starting from where they are, to achieve their goals to live
>> a more ecologically sustainable lifestyle. Sometimes that includes a
>> forest garden, sometimes a biointensive garden, and generally a mix.
>> Some may mulch, sme may till. Generally they will do both in
>> different gardens.? Sometimes it is just about what they eat and
>> where they buy it, and what the do with "waste" But it also includes
>> time management, succession planning, resource conservation, and a
>> goal to achieve the yields the client seeks. So, back to the article
>> in question, I say bravo! Let us read such self critique with an open
>> mind and seek to broaden the view of our associates. The experience
>> the author describes predate the a forementioned Vlad by decades, and
>> comes from people short on experience . ? A deep reading of Bill
>> Mollison does not really promise no work gardening. Do not confuse
>> his promotion techniques with real advice. Yes, such presentation by
>> Mollison may have led to short sighted comprehension by novices? of
>> permaculture, but I do not think he, or anyone else I have taught
>> permaculture with promised a yield with no work. And we did not think
>> mollison really suggested that entirely. I met Bill Mollison in 1981
>> and again in 1990 when he spent a day at my fledgling farm. He wrote
>> in my copy of the Designer's Manual. "Great Work!" as he signed it
>> for me. Work indeed!
>>
>> Darrell E. Frey
>> Three Sisters Farm
>> defrey at bioshelter.com
>> www.bioshelter.com
>>
>> Author; Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm. New Society
>> Publishing, 2011
>>
>> On Sat, 25 Jan 2014 06:18:54 -0500, Holger Hieronimi
>> <holger at tierramor.org> wrote:
>> Why Bad? I think this article is a good one, althought it is very
>>> critical with some expressions of PC-
>>> the author is not uninformed, since she aparently read though some
>> of > the basic literature plus seems to have considerable experience
>> in > organic food production... >
>>> Its more than clear now that some of the "Mollsionisms" ("The >
>> designer becomes a recliner"/ "The problem is the solution"/ etc.) >
>> were great vehicles to draw atention back in the 80ies, but also >
>> helped to build "cult permaculture" & a cadre of enthusiastic PC >
>> illuminates described in the article. No problem...I have been one >
>> after my first PDC back in 1996....and I?m happy for that, since >
>> this motivated me (in my case) to actually try to establish some >
>> systems and realize that not everything works as well in realiity as
>>> described th the PC Designers Manual, a greant book but definitly
>> not > the "bible" and/or ultimate expression of PC. >
>>> Every course of some PC celebrities (Geoff Lawton is one prominent
>>> example) adds some more to this number (and I think nobody in thios
>>> group wants to qualify him as some body who gives "bad courses"),
>> and > its only through a few years of practice "on the ground", >
>> establishing designs, getting dirtty, maintainig developing systems,
>>> producing food, experiencing how systems actually work and evolve >
>> over time in different climates & contexts, that the imaginative >
>> power of PC concepts get grounded. >
>>> saludos desde Colombia (en este momento)
>>>
>>> Holger
>>>
>>>
>>> El 24/01/14 04:14, permaculture-request at lists.ibiblio.org escribi?:
>>>> The Trouble with Permaculture
>>>>
>> http://www.resilience.org/stories/2014-01-23/the-trouble-with-permaculture
>>>> a very bad article; Vlad fodder, awful - just to see what the uninformed
>>>> are up to
>>> -- Holger Hieronimi - holger at tierramor.org
>>> TIERRAMOR - Dise?o Integrado
>>> www.tierramor.org
>>> Dise?o de sistemas ecol?gicos
>>> Consultas y asesor?as
>>> Facilitaci?n de conferencias, seminarios, cursos y talleres
>>>
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> permaculture mailing list
>>> permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org
>>> subscribe/unsubscribe|user config|list info|make a donation toward
>>> list maintenance:
>>> http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/permaculture
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>>> Google message archive search:
>>> site: lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/permaculture [searchstring]
>>> Permaculture Institute USA http://permaculture.org
>>> How to permaculture your urban lifestyle
>>> http://www.ipermie.net Avant Geared? http://www.avantgeared.com
>>> https://plus.google.com/+Avantgeared
>>> Permaculture: -- portal to an expanding global network of landtech
>>> pioneers -- who are designing ecological land use systems with >
>> integrated elements for synergy, sustainability, regeneration and >
>> enhanced nature-compatible human habitat
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> permaculture mailing list
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