STARTING AGAIN, one thing that works, PERMACULTURE.

GEOFF LAWTON gave this TedTalk earlier this month explaining the progress and development of Permaculture.

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There is no doubt that environmentalists can be seen to grasp at straws as each new scientific report points to collapse but Geoff Lawton points to very positive secure systems creation.

David Holmgren was the inspiration and co-founder of Permaculture with Bill Mollison. The Australian pair wrote the foundation and launched what would become a blindingly succesful programme. Permaculture is a Global phenomenon, highlighting it’s effectiveness through adoption in Cuba when trade and oil embargos forced a drastic rethink of agricultural practices. Havana now supplies 90% of it’s fruit & vegetable needs from over 200 community gardens in the capitol.

The global movement of Transition Towns has Permaculture at its heart, and it is aligning with traditional patrimony of community gardens the world over to provide an environmental alliance that is only now emerging as food security becomes a major problem.

David Holmgren gave this talk recently.

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Geoff Lawton gives the steps needed to produce a “Forest Garden”, a very simple process which has soil fertility as its destiny.

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For more information on Permaculture ;

The Permaculture Research Institute of Australia ;  http://www.permaculture.org.au/

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY    “Introduction to Permaculture”                  

31lectures ; http://mediasite.online.ncsu.edu/online/Catalog/pages/catalog.aspx?catalogId=1ec0688b-568a-4a47-a8ca-8926e7b4ef1b

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