Hi Paul, can you provide any specifics about that? I'm just curious more than anything else. Were the people living near by? City? Countryside? How many people? Permaculture oriented?
paul salvaterra wrote:This was tried a long time ago in Plymouth.MA, was quickly modified
Eric Hanson wrote:
I know that its leaves have a very high N rating
This is from a different angle I guess. I take my Permaculture produce to the local Farmers markets and display it to the public. I let them taste and smell the produce. They are interested in the benefits before we even start talking.
Steve Taylor wrote:That is my reasoning to save the word permaculture for after gaining someone's interest in the benefits first
I agree and have my farm name "Rooted In Permaculture" on a big sign behind our stand. That way the word is easily visible. Even if they don't talk to me about Permaculture at all, they still see the word and curiosity may get them to find out more (the seed has been planted).
Steve Taylor wrote:the word permaculture needs to and will be used
In my situation it seems like a great opportunity to engage people because they are seeing the end result, (the produce), while we chat about how it got there.
Steve Taylor wrote:the goal is to get people interested in Permaculture
Some people do steer away from the actual word "Permaculture". Personally, I embrace it, flaunt it, preach it. I'd like to see it tagged somewhere. I think a few roadside billboards In a few big cities with just the word PERMACULTURE on them would go a looonnng way. But for me personally I actually use the words Beyond Organic and Beyond Sustainable on my banner for a few reasons.
Steve Taylor wrote:many people use different terminology like regenerative agriculture or beyond organic
Todd Parr wrote:What I am saying is that I don't believe that a vegetarian diet is healthy for anyone long term, and that I believe meat, or at least animal products like eggs, are absolutely essential for optimal human health. I understand that we disagree about this, but I don't know a single vegan that is healthy and doesn't take supplements.
Michael Cox wrote: For example I can spend £10,000 landscaping my few acres and turning it into a permaculture paradise. However, with that same £10,000 I can support a community in Africa that wants to terrace it's water shed and build a sand dam - guaranteeing reliable safe water supply year round for 2000+ people.
with that same £10,000 you could teach those same 2000 people everything about Permaculture and empower them to change their Paradigm forever. Dams, ponds, swales, it's all in there............Just a thought