Sunday, May 25, 2008
A future of possibility
Lama Foundation, located in the Mountains of New Mexico is host to Grow Here Now and Build Here Now. Annual workshops which bring together teachers as well as students of sustainability. Join us as we examine "what is permaculture" as we attend the Grow Here Now - Convergence at Lama.
Permaculture is a word originally coined by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the mid 1970's to describe an "integrated, evolving system of perennial or self-perpetuating plant and animal species useful to man" 'Consciously designed landscapes which mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature, while yielding an abundance of food, fibre and energy for provision of local needs. People, their buildings and the ways in which they organize themselves are central to permaculture. Thus the permaculture vision of permanent or sustainable agriculture has evolved to one of permanent or sustainable culture.
Claude William Genest is an actor and TV show host turned "permaculturalist" and Green Party VP. He's passionate about convincing people that a fully sustainable lifestyle is not only easy and good for our health, but can actually be achieved. Follow him to his country house to discover what permaculture is and how it has affected the way he thinks about the environment.
Permaculture expert Penny Livingston-Stark shows how natural systems can teach us better design practices. Learning to work with the earth not only creates a healthier environment, it also nourishes the people who live in it.
Part 1 - The Permaculture Concept
"The Permaculture Concept"
Bill Mollison explains the history and make up of his way of living for the future; Permaculture.
A must watch for all human beings. So simple, so easy to do. So satisfying.
Also...go to http://www.permaculture.org.au/
Scroll down a little and on the right hand side of the screen you will see the title..."Greening The Desert".
Watch as the saltiest and driest place in the world is transformed into a little green oasis by using basic Permaculture principals.
Because it is easy and ANYONE can do it...we will not see the arrogant "Establishment" pushing it. If "they" cant control is and make a Trillion dollars off it they wont support it.
The fact that Permaculture living makes you independent of the "System" makes the bureaucrat shiver.