design courses

carmela leone cleone at
Thu Nov 9 13:42:44 EST 1995


You think I would know my own URL! (I'm so embarassed) Sorry for the

'Permaculture is a design system for creating sustainable human
environments' is one of Bill Mollison's definitions.

At 10:43 AM 11/9/95 -0800, Jeff Jacobsen wrote:
>Thanks Carmela,
>Now I need some time to read the info.  Your definition seems to boil 
>down to a systems apporach.  Look at the whole picture and all the 
>interactions before messing with it.  Life is not just a sequence of 
>cause and effects.  But before I say much more, I'm going to take some 
>time this weekend and read your stuff a bit closer.  What I really trying 
>to do is zero in on what is unique about permaculture and what 
>ideas/patterns are common to other systems of thought. I suspect many of 
>us take a  permaculture approach without calling it that.
>BTW  The correct URL for Carmela's web page is  
>Jeff Jacobsen		jjj at  
>On Thu, 9 Nov 1995, carmela leone wrote:
>> Jeff,
>> If I may take this opportunity to shamelessly 'plug' my Home Page...
>> http://www.ozonline.permaculture/index.html
>> ...look at my Design project - using David Holmgren's principles, my project
>> is titled 'Permaculture Principles applied towards developing a sustainable
>> family unit'. 
>> If you look at my approach you'll see that I use observation of patterns as
>> a basis for my design. 
>> Carmela
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> At 03:04 PM 11/8/95 -0800, Jeff Jacobsen wrote:
>> >Along these same lines, could someone review the basic principles upon 
>> >which permaculture is based. If I recall correctly these principles are 
>> >applicable to areas other than agriculuture.  Or, another take might be 
>> >to try to abstract some of the recurring patterns that are essential to 
>> >permaculture.  
>> >
>> >
               'The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, 
                   but the cultivation and perfection of human beings'.   
                    Masanobu Fukuoka - 'The One-Straw Revolution'
                                 Carmela Leone
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