Permaculture Emerges From the Underground

A good article about one of my very favorite subjects, permaculture was published in the New York Times:  Permaculture Emerges From the Underground – The author of the article took one of Wayne Weiseman‘s PDC classes. Wayne was just in Fort Worth a few weeks ago, and I’m mad at myself for not being able to meet him in person.  Anyway, here are some of my favorite quotes from the article:

permaculture is a growing and influential movement that runs deep beneath sustainable farming and urban food gardening

pemaculture has no membership rolls or census-takers. By intention, “it has been, for all of the years I’ve been involved, a pretty decentralized movement,” Mr. Pittman said.

Permaculture landscapes, which mimic the ecology of the area, are meant to be vertical, dense and self-perpetuating. Once the work of the original planting is done, Mr. Mollison jokes in one of his videos, “the designer turns into the recliner.”

Mr. Rabkin said, “I like to say that the telephone attracts beneficial wildlife — our Amish neighbors — which is what permaculture tells us to do.”



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