View Full Version : Redesiging Civilization with Permaculture

Dennis Leahy
9th April 2013, 05:40
This is just a wonderful presentation on Permaculture by Toby Hemenway. I have not had a lot of time to watch videos lately, and have not been very interactive here at Avalon, but I am excited to share this with you all. Please give it a look.


From the included info, posted at YouTube:

"Modern agriculture, industry and finance all extract more than they give back, and the Earth is starting to show the strain. How did we get in this mess and what can we do to help our culture get back on track? The ecological design approach known as permaculture offers powerful tools for the design of regenerative, fair ways to provide food, energy, livelihood, and other needs while letting humans share the planet with the rest of nature. This presentation will give you insight into why our culture has become fundamentally unsustainable, and offers ecologically based solutions that can help create a just and sustainable society. This is the sequel to Toby's popular talk, "How Permaculture Can Save Humanity and The Planet, but not Civilization." A related article is at http://www.patternliteracy.com/697-the-last-nomads-and-the-culture-of-fear"

Dennis Leahy
9th April 2013, 14:43
What I found particularly interesting about Toby's approach to the subject was what I see as a comprehensivist viewpoint (thanks Wade Frazier, thanks Buckminster Fuller.)

This is not your typical "how-to" presentation, but rather an overview that will draw you in and make you want to embrace the ideas of permaculture.