[permaculture] ZOO ?

Scott Pittman scott at permaculture.org
Mon Jul 7 23:42:25 EDT 2014


Hate to rain on the parade but this isn't about people going through
paradigm change during a PDC or about client's inner psychi, or being hit by
lightning, it is a simple question of correct languaging.  If one is hell
bent on Z00 I say bless them but use it where it logically belongs as
"influencing energy" in sector analysis.  To stick it, arbitrarily, into
zone is to misunderstand what zoning is all about which is time and space
not state of mind/spirit/karma/ etc, etc.  

I have yet to hear anyone suggest the concept of Z00 should be scrapped just
that there is a more appropriate place to describe and iterate such an
influence.

Please read the above sentence at least twice before responding with more
bleeding heart Z00 defenses.

Thank you,
Scott Pittman 

"To change something build a new model that makes the existing model
obsolete"  Buckminster Fuller
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From: permaculture [mailto:permaculture-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf
Of Lawrence London
Sent: Monday, July 07, 2014 1:15 PM
To: permaculture
Subject: Re: [permaculture] ZOO ?

Case in point Steve, a classic post or micro essay of great importance.
This is one of your very best posts and one of the best from anyone I have
seen since this list began in 1992.
I will expand on some of you points in a followup after chow, mail, enjoy
the breezes and try to find some wild mustard to eat tomorrow.

LL


On Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 2:50 PM, Steve Hart <stevenlawrencehart at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Well....like it or not it is here to stay. so lets work with it as a
> positive zone / area to work with rather than against. That is Zone
> 00...the head space. Zone zero is in fact the design of the house or the
> office...what exists primarily inside the walls of the building within the
> key landscape. How we design our kitchens, dining living and utilities,
> this is Zone 0. All zones as we know have many different elements,
> functions, needs, and energies. I work a lot with the principle of edge
> harmonics, or maximising the edge. There is considerable edge to play with
> from one zone to the next. I have met with Z00 often in my design world
not
> only with individual clients but corporates as well. I have found it an
> interesting and many times if not most times, an extremely important zone
> to fully consider. I recall one client calling me her "dreamweaver". In
> many cases we are challenging their inner space, their values, their
> principles, beliefs, spirituality, and certainly their conditioned
> patterns. This is the Z00. IMO it increases our capacity and ability as a
> designer. It also increases out capacity to get the design right. Without
> it we are cutting ourselves and our clients short.
>
> The other reality is that we see the development of Z00 in many people
> entering the world of Permaculture. To many the journey is life changing.
> All of us I'm sure know someone who has experienced such a change. This is
> Z00.....it took many of us some time to realise that Biodynamics is in
fact
> not fairies in the bottom of the garden.....Steve Hart
>
>
> On 7 July 2014 19:20, mIEKAL aND <qazingulaza at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Permaculture is full of dumb terms, not sure why this would be any
> > different.  Even the word permaculture itself has become so
> > misunderstood so as not to mean anything in common parlance.  The
> > majority of the people who use the term around these parts use it to
> > refer to annual gardening and maybe doing some sheet mulching.  That
> > use of it hasn't changed around here since I moved to these parts in
> > the early 90s.
> >
> > And more to your point, her use of the term Zone Zero had almost
> > nothing to do with the permaculture zone system except for maybe
> > that's how she came to using it whan she was teaching school kids...
> > & as a yoga teacher and a dancer and performance artist she was far
> > more interested in using it to refer to the somatics of the body and
> > the space immediately around the body and way, moving moving moving.
> >
> > carry on,
> >
> > ~mIEKAL
> >
> > https://www.facebook.com/driftlessgrove
> > https://www.facebook.com/beyondvineyard
> > http://dreamtimevillage.org
> >
> > On Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 12:06 PM, Toby Hemenway <toby at patternliteracy.com
> >
> > wrote:
> > > Elizabeth's essay, which is beautiful and compelling, also illustrates
> > my point perfectly. Zone Zero in her use is not a zone and is not used
to
> > design with like any zone. It's just a word to mean "the inner state of
> the
> > designer" that has nothing to do with zones. She, nor anyone else I've
> ever
> > seen, has used it as a zone that can have elements placed in it or be
> > arranged with respect to frequency of use, or has any thing else in
> common
> > with zones. For the 90th time, I am not arguing that personal work is
> > unimportant. I'm arguing that Zone 0 is a dumb term for it.
> > >
> > > Steve, I'm surprised (okay, not really, given your general orneriness)
> > at your crack about who appointed me god. You repeatedly criticize that
> > permaculture is being weakened and watered down, and zone 0 is a perfect
> > example--I would have thought you glad to see someone else is concerned
> > about standards and would support it instead of throwing snark (and who
> > appointed you god to do so?). We're all gods in permaculture--that is,
> this
> > is a system that is regulated from inside, and it's up to each of us to
> try
> > to keep the standards high.
> > >
> > > Toby
> > > http://patternliteracy.com
> > >
> > >
> > > On Jul 7, 2014, at 6:05 AM, mIEKAL aND <qazingulaza at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >> My first wife, who made her living as a yoga teacher and a teacher of
> > improvisation in the arts, used the idea of Zone Zero constantly in her
> > classes and teaching.  Here's an essay she wrote about Zone Zero that
was
> > widely circulated in the mid 90s.
> > >>
> > >> http://dreamtimevillage.org/articles/taking_off_zone_zero.html
> > >>
> > >> I should qualify this post by saying she was an anarchist and was
> never
> > interested in Permaculture with a capital.  Sadly for all of us, she
died
> > suddenly of pancreatic cancer in 2004.
> > >>
> > >> ~mIEKAL
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> On Jul 7, 2014, at 1:08 AM, Steve Hart wrote:
> > >>
> > >>> ZONE 00...I too have a degree of disquiet about Z00....as Mollison
> > >>> said...it was never part of the curriculum...but hey try and tell
> that
> > to
> > >>> the thousands out there who are seriously committed to this sector.
> So
> > >>> perhaps the problem is the solution...work with it not against it.
> > After
> > >>> all there are a lot of people, more every day it seems, that need
> this
> > >>> designing or often redesigning. A bit like reinventing ? Often too
> > great a
> > >>> Design Challenge.
> > >>>
> > >>> Like Biodynamics...Mollison said ..ahh thatsFairies at the bottom of
> > the
> > >>> garden shit...but when one actually takes the time to scratch the
> > surface
> > >>> and explore the deeper corridors there we see tremendous opportunity
> > and
> > >>> value not wise to ignore.
> > >>>
> > >>> Besides who invited you Toby to be the god in " cleaning up
> > ambiguities and
> > >>> logical inconsistencies that weaken permaculture terminology" ?
> Perhaps
> > >>> better time spent on cleaning up all the standards or lack of them
as
> > per
> > >>> Scott Pittman's recent podcast. God bless you...Steve Hart
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>> On 6 July 2014 22:57, Toby Hemenway <toby at patternliteracy.com>
> wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>>> I've posted some thoughts on why I think zone 00 as the state of
the
> > >>>> designer's mind is a bad term.
> > >>>>
> > >>>> It's at:
> > >>>>
> > >>>>
> > http://www.patternliteracy.com/816-zone-00-right-intentions-wrong-term
> > >>>>
> > >>>> Zone 00: Right Intentions, Wrong Term
> > >>>>
> > >>>> "One of my pet projects is to clean up the ambiguities and logical
> > >>>> inconsistencies that weaken permaculture terminology. Today I take
> > aim at
> > >>>> the term Zone 00, used to mean either the designer or user of a
> > >>>> permaculture design, or their inner state. It's a concept spawned
by
> > good
> > >>>> intentions, but calling it a zone is logically inconsistent,
> > redundant, and
> > >>>> worst of all, has no design use. The designer's mind is a crucial
> > >>>> influence, but it's not a zone. If it's an influence on a design,
> that
> > >>>> makes it a sector, right? (If you just slapped your forehead and
> said
> > >>>> "Doh!" then you need read no further.) So let's stop using the term
> > zone
> > >>>> 00."
> > >>>>
> > >>>> Enjoy!
> > >>>>
> > >>>> Toby
> > >>>> http://patternliteracy.com
> > >>>>
> > >>>>
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