the problems of the world are increasingly complex,
the solutions remain embarrassingly simple...Bill
We don't know what the details of a truly sustainable
future are going to be like, but we need options,
we need people experimenting in all kinds of
ways and permaculturists are one of the critical
groups doing that."
Dr David Suzuki, biologist, geneticist,
broadcaster & international environmental
see a world in the future in which we understand
that all life is related to us & we treat
that life with great humility & respect.
I see us as social creatures, & when I began
to look back & say, ‘what is the fundamental
bottom line for us as social creatures?’...I
couldn’t believe it because it seemed
so hippy dippy, but it was Love. Love is the
force that makes us fully human.”
greatest change we need to make is from consumption
to production, even if on a small scale, in our
own gardens. If only 10% of us do this, there is
enough for everyone. Hence the futility of revolutionaries
who have no gardens, who depend on the very system
they attack, and who produce words and bullets,
not food and shelter." - Bill
Author of The
Permaculture Handbook, designer,
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1985 we've offered information about
landscaping, bioregionalism, ecovillage
design, aquaculture, natural
& restoration, and many
practical solutions to the challenges of life in
an age of energy decline, climate change, and Peak Everything.
We provide a Planetary
Permaculture Networking Directory, linking students
homeowners to designers
and consultants, homeseekers to community, plus
hope and help for all who desire a healthy happy planet
that is able to care for ALL it's species.
can help make a difference, have fun, eat well, find
new friends, propagate love and justice, help the
earth heal, and earn the praise of your descendants.
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new post-industrial, post-imperial world is forming under
our feet - a holistic reality to serve as a seed pattern
for future generations. This new culture represents the
"graduation" of the species to maturity and
biological legitimacy; exemplified by miniature
rural and urban communities that
meet most human needs within their regions.
These models of bioregional self-sufficiency arise from
a tide of cultural creation that has been in motion for
some fifty years. Its basic pieces have already been road-tested
over several decades, even centuries in some regions.
Permaculture is one of several models which addresses
the increasing destabilization of civilization.
challenges are enormous, including global warming / cooling,
peak oil and energy decline, deforestation, multiple forms
of pollution (genetic, endocrine disruptors, heavy metals),
desertification, vanishing topsoil , dying and rising
oceans, species extinction, and diminishing clean water
basic behavior mode of the world system is exponential
growth of population and capital followed by collapse.
all the humans on the earth now were able to see the whole
picture at the same time and take action, the situation
could be handled over the whole earth even now. But, until
this occurs, we will be moving foward and we can be the
people who have the ability to demonstrate to others how
Our job is to help you do just that.
agriculture" or "permanent culture,"
a term coined by Australians David
Holmgren and Bill Mollison in the 1970s, describes a
design system for creating human
settlements that function in harmony with nature.
Incorporating traditional knowledge, modern science, and
the ecological patterns of the living world, permaculture
design is applicable to farms, gardens, organizations,
housing developments, towns and villages, or city neighborhoods.
1978, more than 100 thousand individuals on all continents
have learned, through ongoing Permaculture
Design Course trainings, the principles of
energy flow and materials cycling, and
the appropriate technologies
of self-reliant living: gardening, shelter, water and
waste management, aquaculture, forestry, and how to organize
supportive local economies.
aim of this grassroots international movement is to supply
information that enables people everywhere to provide
for their own & their communities' needs for food,
energy, shelter, & a decent life without exploitation
or pollution & from the smallest practical area of
"The ultimate end to a growth economy
is the same as an analagous growth: cancer.
But for national economies, the victims are nature, soils,
forests, people, water, and quality of life.
There is one, and only one, solution, and we have almost
no time to try it.
We must turn all our resources to repairing the natural
and train all our young people to help. They want
We need to give them this last chance to create forests,
soils, clean waters, clean energies, secure communities,
stable regions, and to know how to do it from hands-on
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