does permaculture include the use of herbicides?how about tractors?
gary gregory wrote:maybe permaculture is a way for us to exercise that latency and keep it viable for future generations. Something like the druids did.
"wikipedia" wrote:In his 1936 article "Isaiah's Job", which appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Nock expressed his complete disillusionment with the idea of reforming the current system. Believing that it would be impossible to convince any large portion of the general population of the correct course and opposing any suggestion of a violent revolution, Nock instead argued that libertarians should focus on nurturing what he called "the Remnant". The Remnant, according to Nock, consisted of a small minority who understood the nature of the state and society, and who would become influential only after the current dangerous course had become thoroughly and obviously untenable, a situation which might not occur until far into the future.
paul wheaton wrote:
I think it is important to allow some folks to have a different idea of what permaculture means than others. It seems some folks have come through these forums demanding that I change things because their vision of permaculture is different from mine. So .... some folks think permaculture means one thing and other folks think it means another. I think that's a good thing.
I think a good 30 second answer to this question is to explain that the sahara desert used to feature lush growth. Some people suggest that it became a desert due to over-intensive agriculture. Permaculture is about reversing this process.
It's permanent agriculture if anything. The homestead was secondary to Mollison's original coinage of term.