Permaculture will be the system of the future

vickylass By vickylass, 27th May 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1llmpxa2/
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Permaculture will help people to grow their own food, respecting their environment. This is why Bill Mollison says it's shockingly subversive.

Permaculture will be the system of the future

I found out about permaculture existence some time ago. Before that, I knew that in some cities and rural regions of the world people were striving to grow their own food. Then, thanks to a friend's information, I came across on such a movement, because it is really a movement, although, it is expanding slowly worldwide. It is as Bill Mollison tells us a quiet revolution. As in the introduction of permaculture Bill puts it, he teaches people to grow their own food, which is shockingly subversive...
One may wonder why this trend is a subversive one. At a time when agricultural business destroyed traditional farming to replace it with extended crops that were going to be more profitable for the big corporations and industrialized food are taking supermarkets world wide, some people started to grow their own food to oppose the greed of big corporations. This is why it is subversive, although, it's peacefully subversive.
It's what I read once. Anyone who can grow its own food will be a true free person. How true this is, because eating is vital for anyone and big corporations with the support of governments are eager to control the food market worldwide, destroying traditional and local farming to impose on all of us what gives them huge profits.
Instead of wholesome food that is grown naturally, we get cereal transformed into one that will be on everyone's breakfast table. Read Felicity Lawrence's magnificent research entitled ''Eat Your Heart Out''. After one's read her chapter on cereals, one will never buy one of those boxes again.

PERMACULTURE WOULD SORT OUT UNEMPLOYMENT

In some capital cities, their councils have let people have a plot to grow food, but this isn't enough, considering that many of these people are farming in their leisure time and they perhaps have a job and an income. Such a decision is a good one, but it doesn't sort out unemployment in urban areas and the fact that many people go hungry because of not having a job and an income either. Wouldn't it be sensible and fair that in every town, city and capital city the institutions let the unemployed have a plot to grow their own food?
It'd be sensible and fair for two reasons. 1. They'd have work to do everyday and 2. They'd have food to take home at the end of the day.
However, and because permaculture is shockingly subversive if I'm to rephrase Bill Mollison, it makes sense why councils and other governmental institutions don't wish to give way to such initiative. They don't wish to have free people.

(C) Copyright. Vicky Pino. May 27th 2015.
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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
28th May 2015 (#)

We need inclusiveness in our efforts and producing food in a way that befit society as a whole is the way than mass production by few - siva

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author avatar Kingwell
29th May 2015 (#)

A good share. Although we weren't farmers, most people where I grew up, grew most of their vegetables and had a few chickens,sheep and there were even a few goats and cows. Life was difficult in some ways but the food was good. Today everything is mass produced, tasteless and unhealthy. Blessings.

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author avatar vickylass
29th May 2015 (#)

Neither do I. I live in a city and I only have four windows facing the street. But growing some aromatic herbs, tomatoes or carrots on my windowsills makes me feel in touch with others that are growing their own food to be prepared when oil finishes and food won´t be transported from one end of the world to another.

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author avatar Carol Roach
1st Jun 2015 (#)

I would love to grow but I have cats so that is out

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author avatar vickylass
1st Jun 2015 (#)

I understand what you mean, Carol, particularly if yours cats are like the one I had that was educated on the carefree style. I can´t grow as much as I´d like because I llive in a city centre and I only have four windows, facing the street. Yet, the interesting thing about permaculture is that teaches ways to grow things if only some pots with aromatic herbs or some cherry tomatoes in the smallest places. It´s particularly useful for people that live in urban areas. Have a look on youtube videos.

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author avatar Bridget o Sullivan
1st Jun 2015 (#)

Excellent , thoughtful article . In Ireland councils or kind people allow people have allotment where one may grow their own vegetables .

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