Permaculture is that art of the possible
The term permaculture was invented by two Australians, Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. It is a melding of permanent culture and agriculture. It is a completely new way of growing things without harming our planet or precious ecosystems. It is the idea of creating the ultimate solution on how to get the best of our soils using the cleverly designed methods that are beneficial to both us and our planet. Today production methods are going hand in hand with environmental disregard which leads to uncontrollable consumption of habitats. This is hurting us and our entire ecosystem which will eventually lead us into a world wide crisis.
Developing entire permaculture systems will help all of us to build a better and eco aware world that will flourish and be rich in goods that we all can share. Permanent agriculture means thinking of a design that will be agriculturally productive to our ecosystem and allow us to maintain it in such a way that it will manage to grow and develop. These agricultural ecosystems will have the resilience, stability, and diversity of natural ones and this will be our solution to achieving natural harmony between us and our planet. This will provide us with shelter, food and energy and all other materials that we need in order to live in an ethical and sustainable way. The main goals of a sustainable society are a healthy environment, personal fulfillment, social harmony and economic security. This is what will provide both us and our planet with a vital existence that is leaned towards our mutual well being.
When we take something from our planet, we need to give something back. We are used to getting all the materials that we need in order to prosper. We cut our woods and forests, use our waters and air but, we do not think at all about the consequences of all that. Permaculture means controlling what we take and giving something back. Nothing was wrong with this planet until we showed up. The majority of living creatures on this planet always give back more than they consume and that is why this planet has been able to sustain itself for billions of years. It is our time to do the same and our answer to the question how to do that is permaculture. Voracious consumption needs to stop right away.
In this fast paced world, we stopped looking at life as something beautiful and full of wonders but rather as something that we have to endure. We are so consumed by this everlasting struggle for tomorrow that we completely forgot that all we need is right there, in front of our eyes. We just need to figure out how to take from the world without hurting it and that is the main goal of permaculture. We encourage the strengthening of our connections with nature.