[permaculture] Permaculture in Panama

jason brown jasonbrown644 at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 8 13:45:06 EDT 2009



Is anyone or does anyone know of groups/practitioners in Panama? 

 

 


Jason Minton Brown 
Candidate, Master of Forestry, Master of Religion and Ecology, 2011
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale Divinity School  
(714) 261-5616
Jason.brown at yale.edu  




 
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> Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 21:32:09 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Patrick <forgeadams at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [permaculture] check this syllabus
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> http://p2pu.org/Afforestation-Syllabus
> This's a syllabus for a currently filled Land Restoration & Afforestion pilot e-course. My inner Illich hopes open source education gets off the ground in a real way. 
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> enjoy,
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> From: Justin Hahn <justin.hahn at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [permaculture] check this syllabus
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> There are some grammatical errors in the syllabus. But just from a quick
> glance, I like it.
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> On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 1:32 PM, Patrick <forgeadams at yahoo.com> wrote:
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> > http://p2pu.org/Afforestation-Syllabus
> > This's a syllabus for a currently filled Land Restoration & Afforestion
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> > ground in a real way.
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> > Patrick O'Connor
> > Oakland(Raider Nation), CA
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> From: "Lawrence F. London, Jr." <venaurafarm at bellsouth.net>
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> Subject: [permaculture] Making barren lands bountiful Geoff Lawton
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> Making barren lands bountiful
> http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/10/07/going.green.lawton.permaculture/
> * STORY HIGHLIGHTS
> * Geoff Lawton is using renewable 
> natural resources to enrich ecosystems
> * Permaculture can turn the most 
> arid, nutrient-free soil into thriving habitats
> * Lawton's friend and mentor, Bill 
> Mollison developed the technique in the 1970s
> * Lawton has turned deserts in Jordan and Morocco into rich oases
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> updated 12:51 p.m. EDT, Wed October 7, 2009
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> (CNN) -- It is midday and Geoff Lawton is hard at 
> work at Zaytuna Farms in New South Wales, 
> Australia. But the real work, he says, is going 
> on inside the center of the compost.
> 
> Geoff Lawton says that permaculture "revs up" systems of soil creation.
> 
> "There's lots of things breeding in there," Lawton says.
> Compost may not seem a sexy subject, but within 
> this steaming pile, life is being created.
> "There's organisms breathing and dying and 
> reproducing very quickly," he says. "It's all 
> very hot and steamy."
> That rich soil lays the groundwork for Lawton's 
> revolutionary method of food production. It's 
> called permaculture.
> Lawton's friend and mentor, Bill Mollison, 
> developed the process back in the 1970s. Since 
> then he and Lawton have traveled the globe 
> preaching the value of permaculture and its aim 
> to create harmony between the landscape and the 
> people who live on it.
> "Nature exists in an incredibly rich form, and 
> enriching form and does so without any energy 
> inputs from mankind," Lawton explains. 
> "Permaculture does the same thing."
> "We've taken the systems of soil creation and 
> soil life and we've revved them up. We've speeded 
> up nature itself and we've improved the system." 
> Watch Geoff Lawton at work ?
> So what does it take to improve the system?
> Lawton says it's about rehabilitating areas that 
> have been damaged by pollution or overuse by 
> recycling nutrients and energy back into the 
> soils.
> 
> Fact Box
> Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is the 
> conscious design and maintenance of 
> agriculturally productive ecosystems which have 
> the diversity, stability, and resilience of 
> natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious 
> integration of landscape and people providing 
> their food, energy, shelter, and other material 
> and non-material needs in a sustainable way.
> Source: Permaculture Research Institute of Australia
> 
> Permaculture also takes all the things we need -- 
> our housing, energy sources, food and water 
> supplies -- and tailors them to fit into the 
> natural rhythms of the ecosystem. The idea is to 
> work with, not against, nature.
> Lawton says that during the first few weeks and 
> months you don't see the real benefits, but after 
> a year to 18 months you really start to see the 
> difference.
> "Within two or three years you can see a system 
> that is really something that's got great 
> opportunities and possibilities," he said.
> The gardens at Zaytuna Farms bear fruit and 
> vegetables of all that hard work. The real 
> measure though isn't how it works, but where.
> Lawton claims this permaculture method can work 
> anywhere in the world, including the desert.
> "Almost all the deserts on earth at one point 
> were forested," he said. "They all have different 
> types of oasis systems. What you're doing is 
> picking different points in the desert and 
> turning them into a rich oasis."
> On a DVD created by the Permaculture Research 
> Institute of Australia, Lawton shows us what 
> happened when he took this method to places like 
> Morocco and Jordan -- just 80 kilometers from the 
> Dead Sea.
> "People were amazed to see an area that was 
> salty, sandy ground, turn into a lush green 
> forest, that had mushrooms growing from the 
> soil," Lawton said.
> 
> The ability to "green" the desert is not only 
> having an impact on the communities where these 
> gardens are grown. Interest is also sprouting 
> among young people.
> Dozens come to Zaytuna Farms every year to learn about the permaculture method.
> "I've only been doing it a year and once you hit 
> upon the principles it's basically observations," 
> said intern Jonathan Chan.
> "You have to look at the land and which way the 
> wind is blowing and see where the sun angles are 
> and design around that and it does seem quite 
> simple."
> For Chan it's as much about cultivating a new way 
> of life as it is about cultivating the land.
> "I think people are getting to the point where 
> they have to make change and permaculture is a 
> good direction to go," he said.
> Still, permaculture isn't without its critics. 
> They argue the method is time-consuming in the 
> early stages and that makes the system hard to 
> get off the ground in many places.
> It can be made even more difficult if the people 
> living around the site aren't familiar with the 
> process.
> But Lawton argues the time and energy expended in 
> a permaculture garden is offset by the quality of 
> the experience, and the richness of the end 
> result.
> 
> 
> "A good organic farmer works a thousand hours a 
> year. The industrial mankind works two thousand 
> to three thousand hours a year. What do we have 
> to show for it? Gadgets.
> "We don't have community, we don't have clean 
> water, clean air or sensible housing. As negative 
> as we currently are, we can be equally positive," 
> Lawton said. "It's not just self-reliance or 
> self-sufficiency, it's absolute abundance." 
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