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Rafter Sass-Ferguson on What is Permaculture?

Rafter Sass-Ferguson on What is Permaculture?

Playing tracks by

Alvin Cash, King Curtis, White Label, No idea and Nairobi.

Chart positions

This show was 59th in the global funk chart.

What the bloody hell is Permaculture anyway? If you're interested listen on.....

Permaculture teacher & academic Rafter Sass-Ferguson explores where many have failed, or come back mad. Delving into the belly of the beast, he talks about his pioneering studies, research travels and definitions fit for t-shirts.

Check out his website http://liberationecology.org/

and the paper mentioned http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/S13593-013-0181-6

And catch him at the International Permaculture Conference & Convergence in London this September https://ipcuk.events/

Comments

Meg McGowan

My definition is similar: Permaculture is an ethically based design pattern for creating and evolving systems that provide for human needs while increasing ecological health.
I prefer this definition because the ethical base is what differentiates this design pattern from so many others. It also emphasises the model's status as a pattern that can be applied to any context; all strategies, techniques and elements were once someone's response to a particular context, derived by applying the principles or something akin to them. When people learn the model they are able to apply it to solving problems and innovating rather than simply copying what others have done.

Meg McGowan

Slow to get started but worth it in the end. All permaculture techniques and strategies were originally someone's response to a particular context. My favourite definition is similar:
Permaculture is a design pattern for creating and evolving systems that provide for human needs while increasing ecological health. It's essential that people understand the pattern and how to apply it in any context. That's when permaculture happens.

Isula * Om

Very good! Thank you.