What is permaculture?

John Schinnerer eco_living at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 27 14:48:16 EST 2001


> If we can't describe how
> permaculture fits in with existing knowledge, I think it will remain
> on the fringe, and  continue to be ignored or misunderstood (or 
> hated, in some cases) by most people.

Then again...look at all the "radical" ideas/theories that made their
way to *being* main streams (for better or worse ;-) despite being
ignored, misunderstood, hated, actively persecuted, etc....Jesus
Christ, Galileo, Martin Luther, Women (and landless people) voting,
Newtonian mathematics, USA form of government, Impressionist painting,
civil rights, etc. etc.

I think perhaps we worry too much about our "PC baby" sometimes.  I
think it's a healthy growing child with the usual ups and downs and
bumps and smiles and bruises and grins and wails and "learning
experiences" of youth/growth in general.

Patience, young Jedi... ;-)

John Schinnerer, MA
- Eco-Living -
Cultural & Ecological Designing
Food - Shelter - Community
john at eco-living.net

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