perm. definition

Wed Aug 20 06:41:03 EDT 1997

To Victor Guest and All,

On what basis would permaculturists believe that we can produce the
world's food on 4.5% of arable land? Have there been any studies which
quantify permaculture production of food?

Emanuele John Gelsi 			s100962 at
Dept of Anthropology and Sociology  	University of Qld	Australia

Christians Respecting Earth And The Environment
Australian Coalition for Economic Justice
On Fri, 11 Jul 1997, Victor Guest wrote:

> Monoculture as a sort of rule of thumb can only produce about 10% of the 
> natural bush. The microcosm's around a house can produce all of the
> environments from temperate to tropical. If the house covers half the block
> in a 20in rainfall and we save the water from the roof area. and use it to 
> grow food, we are effectively in a 40inch rainfall. Permaculturists believe
> that we could produce the worlds food on 4.5% of the arable land.

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