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What is Per Ma Culture

What is Per Ma Culture

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Published by alangleanson
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Published by: alangleanson on Apr 27, 2010
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IDEAS FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING IN THE CITY 
see solutions, not problems
think about the long term consequences of your actions
assist people to become self-reliant
rebuild communities and promote community development
use everything fully; recycle all wastes
bring food production back into the cities
restore degraded landscapes and soil fertility
use diversity to encourage stability and readiness forsocial and ecological change
cultivate the smallest possible area of land; design small-scale, energy-efficient intensive systems rather than large-scale, energy-consuming extensive systems
use species native to the area where possible ornaturalised species known to be beneficial
reafforest the land
Practicing Permaculture is about innovative thinking...
 
 
 
PERMACULTURE
a design system for sustainable human settlement
 
Permaculture... it’s about modern living based on co-operation... about improving the places inwhich we live... it’s about being engaged citizens rather than passive consumers
Permaculture is a system of design for sustainable human habitat — anapproach to ecologically sustainable development which can be used byindividuals, communities, business and government. It seeks to improve ourquality of life while improving the social, urban and natural environments.Wherever we live, we can start to make changes to reduce the environmentaland social impacts of our lifestyles. At the same time, we can value qualityof life over the ownership of more and more possessions and the waste andpersonal debt that brings. We aim for sufficiency, not the extreme of excess.Permaculture design is a process of combining techniques from a wide rangeof activities such as organic gardening and farming, energy efficient buildingdesign, community economics, landscape design, environmental restoration,town planning and community development. It brings these together sothey interact in ways that benefit people, conserve resources, make use of renewable energies and restore degraded landscapes.
 A practice based on ethics
Permaculture is guided by threeethics:
 
care of the Earth
 
care of people
 
making a contribution bydistributing excess resources.Care of the Earth and care of peoplego together — one cannot beachieved without the other. Makinga contribution means distributingour surplus resources such asknowledge, skills, funds andmaterials to assist others providetheir own life needs.
Permaculture is...

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