Ethics Final part 15


There has been a steadily increasing interest in an agricultural practice known as permaculture since its Australian inception in 1978.  Permaculture can be defined as agricultural design of our communities in order to mutually benefit society and nature itself.  Permaculture harvests are successful and abundant and can occur naturally right in our very cities with some clever new engineering concepts.  So permaculture can be an organization coordinated by city government.  Compound that with an increase in personal gardens and an increased value of sharing with the community.   Now compound that with our currently existing organic farms.  Between these three mass efforts at cultivating food, we will be able to meet all needs.

Permaculture is also beneficiary to all of society as it will help us collectively reconnect with the earth.  This will also help us develop trust in one another.  We have been divorced from her for far too long.  New generations have known nothing about the needed connection to the earth.  Corporate capitalism has fostered a belief among us that nature is something to exploit, compete with, and conquer for far too long.  We can begin making amends with a healthy collective interest in permaculture.

Permaculture also benefits bio-diversity.  Biodiversity is completely necessary to the health and balance of our planet.  With 55,000 species going extinct per year, we simply must wake up and begin to value the diversity of life that still exists.

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