Matthew Clark wrote:Industrial civilization is exploiting and destroying the natural world upon which it depends for survival; permaculture heals and grows the essential relationship between man and Nature.
John Elliott wrote:Permaculture is sustainable, civilization isn't.
Then if people want to argue with you point out to them that Mayan subsistence farmers are still around, while archaeologists are still trying to dig up more of their lost civilization.
Ludger Merkens wrote:but there also is the 'permaculture explained simply thread'
Julia Winter wrote:Permaculture is a way to make more food with less work and less inputs, all while increasing diversity, healing the land and sequestering carbon.
Permaculture achieves this by observing Nature and working with her. People have restored degraded land all over the planet using these techniques.
Permaculture is a symbiotic relationship with nature so I can be even lazier.
Topher Belknap wrote:
I want to find something that appeals to non-choir. This the best I have come up with so far:
"Permaculture is a scientific method of farming which increases yields over current farming methods."