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Please join me in welcoming Bernard Alonso and Cecile Guiochon, authors of Human Permaculture!





Read the review of Human Permaculture here!

 


Bernard Alonso and Cecile Guiochon will be hanging out in the forums until this Friday answering questions and sharing their experiences with you all.

At the end of this week, we'll make a drawing for 4 lucky winners to win a copy of Human Permaculture. From now until Friday, all new posts in the Transition Town forum are eligible to win.
 
To win, you must use a name that follows our naming policy and you must have your email set up to receive the Daily-ish email. Higher quality posts are weighed more highly than posts that just say, "Wow, that's really cool! I want to win!"

When the four winners are selected, they will be announced in this thread and their email address will be sent to the publisher, and the publisher will sort out the delivery details with the winners.

Please remember that we favour perennial discussion.  The threads you start will last beyond the event.  You don't need to use Bernard Alonso and Cecile Guiochon's names to get their attention. We like these threads to be accessible to everyone, and some people may not post their experiences if the thread is directed to the author alone.
 

Posts in this thread won't count as an entry to win the tool, but please say "Hi!" to Bernard Alonso and Cecile Guiochon and make them feel welcome!

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Bernard Alonso
International Human Permaculture
website: https://www.internationalhumanpermaculture.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/internationalhumanpermaculture
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/int.human.permaculture
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Welcome Bernard & Cecile! Your new book has been released during an interesting time on this planet. It looks like it belongs in my library on the permaculture shelf.
 
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Welcome! That sounds like an interesting book!
 
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Bernard and Cecile, welcome! It is great to have you join us here at permies!

I am looking forward to learning more about Human Permaculture and resilient living.
 
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Welcome to Permies.com!
 
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Welcome! The book sounds interesting, I'll check it out.
 
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Thank you all for your warm welcome. I am French and my English writing follows the structure of my French brain ... so you will sometimes face strange sentences. Yet I am sure that we will understand each other.

Our book should be seen as a guide for the challenging times WE human are confronting. Hopefully it will help anyone who seriously wishes to "naturalize" themselves, step by step, with their own "life design". I suggest to read the hummingbird inspiring legend (page 24)....  Humans are the only species on this planet that no longer apply the fundamental laws of NATURE ... It would be wise to follows the rules of 3.8 billion in R&D to rehabilitate our daily lives.  

How to start?  
- develop its intuition by ''muscling up'' our right hemisphere. yes it is possible. Read chapter 7
-- Confirm that you are in your ''niche''; the one that is part of your personal program (Chapter 6)
--- We are social mammals, and our program as a species is team work. (chapter 8)

Looking forward to share with this great English Permies group ...

Bernard Alonso
www.permaculturehumaineinternationale.org or internationalhumanpermacutlure.org and on Facebook or Instagram:  International Human Permaculture ...

 
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Welcome, Bernard and Cecile! Such an important and interesting topic.
 
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Welcome! Bernard and Cecile,

I'm looking forward to reading your book. My family started on the journey of growing our own food after being sick for so many years. As humans we tend to like things that are not good for us or beneficial to us. Why do we do this? My Family moved away from the city for a more get back to nature attitude.  We planted fruit trees and gardens. It has been very challenging because it got up to 129 degrees during the summer. Lots of my trees died but the strong ones survived. I planted lots of medical herbs and I started eating weeds.. After 5 years of not able to get out of bed till 2 in the afternoon and not able to do much. I cured myself without pills or the help of any of the  32 doctors that couldn't help me. Eating all natural and not meat, gluten, or dairy saved my life.. I wish you much success more people need to understand there is consequences to what we put in our body. That is why our nation is so sick. Let the food my thee medicine and medicine be thee food. Get outside and she what is out there. It has helped my family it can help anyone..

Good Luck and God Bless
 
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I'd like to add my welcome to you.
After many years of thinking about gardening, I finally actually have one. It's definitely a learning experience.
Thanks for being here.
 
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We’ve seen it with plants, the way they adapt (or a few of them do), to changing environmental conditions.  Then we develop landrace seed from those.  Sad that humans are the last to learn that they must do the same.  
A book in its own time!  You are so welcome Bernard land Cecile.  Appreciate this work you are doing.  

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This is such a necessary topic! Congrats on finishing the book and welcome here! I have been doing my own naturalization work and am on the path to healing and coaching others on a bigger scale. I'd love to get everyone's thoughts on how a single individual who does this naturalizing work with themselves helps to create change in a world that seems to increase the intensity of chaos, and perhaps give reasons why someone would want to take time out of their busy day to do the work. I know why this is true in my realm but love to hear how it works for others.
 
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Welcome to permies! I believe you've landed on fertile ground. I hope you find interesting discussions.
 
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Hello,
Sounds like a very interesting title! The link in the initial post doesn't lead to the book, however.
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Hi  
I just bought your book in the  paperback version for my library!
If I win a free book PLEASE PASS IT FORWARD!!!
Thanks,
Lisa
 
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Welcome! Looking forward to leaning more about Human Permaculture!
 
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Welcome to permies Bernard and Cecile!
 
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Welcome Bernard and Cecile.  Your work sounds very interesting and something I think our country (and the world) could really use right now.
 
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Welcome Bernard and Cecile!
 
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Cj Costa wrote: Welcome! Bernard and Cecile,

I'm looking forward to reading your book. My family started on the journey of growing our own food after being sick for so many years. As humans we tend to like things that are not good for us or beneficial to us. Why do we do this? My Family moved away from the city for a more get back to nature attitude.  We planted fruit trees and gardens. It has been very challenging because it got up to 129 degrees during the summer. Lots of my trees died but the strong ones survived. I planted lots of medical herbs and I started eating weeds.. After 5 years of not able to get out of bed till 2 in the afternoon and not able to do much. I cured myself without pills or the help of any of the  32 doctors that couldn't help me. Eating all natural and not meat, gluten, or dairy saved my life.. I wish you much success more people need to understand there is consequences to what we put in our body. That is why our nation is so sick. Let the food my thee medicine and medicine be thee food. Get outside and she what is out there. It has helped my family it can help anyone..

Good Luck and God Bless



Thank you for sharing so much courage for transition ... It doesn't have to be difficult ... I believe in ''baby steps''  ... yet, steady ... In ''Caring for People'' part 4 of our Book  =  Cécile did a very inspiring research presenting all the chapter about ''permacultivating our food'' Enjoy the reading
Bernard  
 
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Frank Gregg wrote:I'd like to add my welcome to you.
After many years of thinking about gardening, I finally actually have one. It's definitely a learning experience.
Thanks for being here.



Our book is more ''how to garden oneself'' as Human ... have fun ...you will see that gardening could inspire our ''human'' ecosystem....
 
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Faye Streiff wrote:We’ve seen it with plants, the way they adapt (or a few of them do), to changing environmental conditions.  Then we develop land race seed from those.  Sad that humans are the last to learn that they must do the same.  
A book in its own time!  You are so welcome Bernard land Cecile.  Appreciate this work you are doing.  

We often see wise persons living close to nature and/or gardening ... having a peaceful life with no stress.  This book will guide anyone who desires to get closer to nature and be inspired by it.
 
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Maggie Salomonsson wrote:Welcome Bernard & Cecile! Your new book has been released during an interesting time on this planet. It looks like it belongs in my library on the permaculture shelf.


Hello Everybody, Yes indeed, the world situation - sanitary, economic, social - invites us to embark on the adventure of human permaculture. Let's go together!  You will find in our book all what is needed to change the world, especially in those troubled time we face... How can we change the outside world without first (or at the same time) transforming our inner landscape? There’s more to the human factor than just “other people”; it includes ourselves. To change oneself — what an adventure! Usually change is something imposed on us by the events of our lives. But making the decision to change oneself is an act of courage. It is a case of mobilizing both hemispheres of your brain to guide you to the right a attitude — a more personal one. Now is the right time ! Cécile Guiochon
 
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Lisa Flagella wrote:Hi  
I just bought your book in the  paperback version for my library!
If I win a free book PLEASE PASS IT FORWARD!!!
Thanks,
Lisa



WONDERFUL Lisa to buy the book in its paper version from your library. Local shops provide a valuable basis for social ties. Internet is good, it goes fast, it goes far, but for human relations, we do better !
 
                      
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Hi there Bernard and Cecile! I bought your book and it's wonderful! Human Permaculture is indeed very needed especially these days.
I have a question about the "niche" concept which I find very interesting.. Where does this concept of ecological niche come from? I'm curious to hear more about it if you have time.
Thank you and good luck with your new book!

Rock
 
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Rock Mister wrote:Hi there Bernard and Cecile! I bought your book and it's wonderful! Human Permaculture is indeed very needed especially these days.
I have a question about the "niche" concept which I find very interesting.. Where does this concept of ecological niche come from? I'm curious to hear more about it if you have time.
Thank you and good luck with your new book!

Rock


Hi Mister Rock, the notion of "niche" was defined by the Anglo-American zoologist G.E. Hutchison in 1957. It refers both to the habitat of a living organism, its role and the conditions necessary for its existence. Each living species has a specific role to play in the Earth's great ecosystem. Including humans! But collectively, humans are the only ones trying to escape our natural "niche". And we are the only species that must identify its individual "niche"... This is one of the great challenges of human permaculture. You will find in our book how to discover your own "niche". It's exciting, full of surprises, and it can lead to a new stage in your life!
 
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Cécile Guiochon wrote:

Rock Mister wrote:Hi there Bernard and Cecile! I bought your book and it's wonderful! Human Permaculture is indeed very needed especially these days.
I have a question about the "niche" concept which I find very interesting.. Where does this concept of ecological niche come from? I'm curious to hear more about it if you have time.
Thank you and good luck with your new book!

Rock


Hi Mister Rock, the notion of "niche" was defined by the Anglo-American zoologist G.E. Hutchinson in 1957. It refers both to the habitat of a living organism, its role and the conditions necessary for its existence. Each living species has a specific role to play in the Earth's great ecosystem. Including humans! But collectively, humans are the only ones trying to escape our natural "niche". And we are the only species that must identify its individual "niche"... This is one of the great challenges of human permaculture. You will find in our book how to discover your own "niche". It's exciting, full of surprises, and it can lead to a new stage in your life!



Hello Rock, I am happy you brought up the question about the niche concept ... When you do a ''design''one of the crucial step is the Niches analyses. It is crucial that into the design itch and every system express its own niche (the qualities // the yields and the needs of every system.

When I first learn the great Permaculture design concept, that step was for the systems, the animals, buildings, etc. ... The person running the farm or the entreprise had to adapt and learn anything that was not cover by the different system. In my farm in Rougemont Quebec I was lost with so much task to feel up // not having necessary the skills//  result the permaculture design done by a group of student and teacher during a PDC ... That how started my quest about my own capacity to serve, my ''niche'' into the project ... expressing the best of my talent.

I found the answer in observing, years after years ... ten thousand children for a ''day visit at the farm'' coming with school (Green classes - see it for yourself https://youtu.be/Pzb7V8I_gZk). I was amazed to see children having the same behavior, almost at the same moment on the same activity.
It became obvious that we where born with a specific way of functioning. Some are ingenious, some have natural social skills, some have an artistic fibre, others are clowns and like to make everyone happy, etc...  You can find the 9 niches in the website here below.... Be careful, it is not something one should choose... It is something to discover within yourself ...  


 
                      
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Thank you Bernard and Cecile for your answer! What's the best way to confirm my own niche please?
 
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We have winners!

Congratulations!

Huxley Harter
Susan Wakeman
Jesse Fisher
Sanna Heijnis


Keep an eye out for an email from New Society Publications--they'll be emailing you to coordinate shipping of your book!

Thank you, Cécile and Bernard for joining us this week!!

 
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Thank you Cécile and Bernard so much! Can't wait to read your book. The part about The right brain has piqued my interest very much.....
 
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Congratulations winners!
 
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Is the thread closed after the winners are announced and the week is over? What thread would continue discussions on Human Permaculture?  Thank you.
 
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Jeremy Baker wrote:Is the thread closed after the winners are announced and the week is over? What thread would continue discussions on Human Permaculture?  Thank you.

Discussions about the subject will continue in the Transition Towns forum and to some extent on the thread with the review of the book here: https://permies.com/wiki/143393/Human-Permaculture-Bernard-Alonso-cile
If you've read the book, you are welcome to post a review of it in the thread - anyone can read and review books here on permies and it's a great way to help out and spread our knowledge.
 
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Oh wow! I didn't even know I entered, haha!  Thank you so much, I can't wait to read it!
 
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