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posted : 2010.May.26 @ 6.54pm

pod Permaculture

 

the language of life

 

 Permaculture is a neologism

 its a new made up word

 like the i ching with its tradition of 'translation' and 'interpretation'

 from masters across the ages

 permaculture teachers tend to make up their own definitions.

 

 Everyone's definition is different

 and yet they all fit together

 since they are woven into an ethos of 

 earth care

 people care and

 fair share.

 

 Puruse these definitions of permaculture from some master permaculture teachers

 then see my definitio.


 Do you know of any other permaculture definitions from books? or teachers?

 how do you define permaculture?

 
Bill Mollison
Permaculture. A copyright word, owned as a common copyright by the Permaculture Institutes & their graduates. Derived from ‘Permanent’ and ‘Culture’, as follows:

Permanent: From the Latin permanens, to remain to the end, to persist throughout (per = through, manere = to continue)

Culture: From the Latin cultura - cultivation of land, or the intellect. Now generalized to mean all those habits, beliefs, or activities than sustain human societies.

Thus, Permaculture is the study of the design of those sustainable or enduring systems that support human society, both agricultural & intellectual, traditional & scientific, architectural, financial & legal. It is the study of integrated systems, for the purpose of better design & application of such systems.

Thus, Permaculture is the study of the design of those sustainable or enduring systems that support human society, both agricultural & intellectual, traditional & scientific, architectural, financial & legal. It is the study of integrated systems, for the purpose of better design & application of such systems.


Patricia DuBose MichaelPermaculture is the harmonious integration of people into the landscape in such a way that the land grows in richness & aesthetic beauty.

Bill Mollison
Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted & thoughtful observation rather than protracted & thoughtless labour; & of looking at plants & animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single-product system.

Graham Bell

Permaculture is a way of life which shows us how to make the most of our resources by minimizing waste and maximizing potential. Living ecologically doesn't mean giving everything up, but relearning the value of nature & understanding new ways of being wealthy...Conscious design of a lifestyle which is highly productive and does not cause environmental damage.....Meeting our basic needs & still leaving the earth richer than we found it.

 

Dan Hemenway
Permaculture seeks to design sustainable lifestyles based on conditions unique to each place and designed according to the same principles by which nature integrates other species into her ecosystems. While permaculture obtains its design principles through careful study and search for comparable principles in nature, permaculture strategies are based on the realities of the 20th century.
 

Delvish definitions

 

In 3 dimensions

with the same metapoetic sentence structure

increasing complexity each time

Permaculture is about creating and maintaining relationships. Developing healthy communities, permaculture people live by sharing resources and supporting each other. It begins with all the plants and animals, buildings and resources that can be found in and around your home. Permaculture is a continuing process exploring the ways in which you can fulfill the needs of the things around you while having your own needs me
Permaculture is a process of growing awareness. Linking people with plants, permaculture promotes conscious living, sustainable development and resource conservation. It is a response to the industrial urbanization of the Earth and resulting toxification of the biosphere. The permaculture path opens dialogues about finding creative solutions for problems in the present.
Permaculture consciousness delves into the deep spirit of the space, enhancing our ability to work with the maps and travel across the worlds. It looks towards saving energy, conserving resources and forming long-term interdependent relationships with whole communities of living things. Permaculture develops applied understandings of the subtle implications and felt impacts of our actions on the world around us. This whole system design perspective can help us to streamline the way we plan the course of human development.

 

Do you know of any other permaculture definitions from books? or teachers?

 

How do you define permaculture?

 







    

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