Why Permaculture?

There are no problems, only situations and solutions waiting to be applied.

Paul GreenhalghWhen we look around the world today we feel blessed by comparison. If we look more closely at our own culture there are many signs that a shift is occurring here as well. The good life we see on beer or car commercials is not the reality for most of us.

We have the internet with social media and a plethora of entertainment at our disposal yet many of us feel lonely and disconnected.  We have an abundance of food and drink yet we hunger for health and vitality. Our health care system struggles to keep up with rates of disease, not only in the elderly, but our youth are plagues with environmentally caused illnesses. We are well educated but satisfying careers are out of reach. Savings accounts pay no interest but credit card and student debt are reaching unmanageable rates. Smart meters, cars, phones and appliances make our heads hurt. So-called hundred year storms and droughts have severely damaged the infrastructure and supply chains we all depend on and our systems of government are unable to keep up. Peak oil arrived without a back-up plan in place. Many of us have little connection to neighbours, family or friends nearby, so it is no wonder we sometimes let the fear and stress get us down.

So if this is the situation many of us find ourselves in, where are the solutions?

 

“What permaculturists are doing is (some of) the most important activity that any group is doing on the planet. We don’t know what the details of a truly sustainable future are going to be like, but we need options. We need people experimenting in all kinds of ways and permaculturists are one of the critical groups that are doing that”.
~Dr. David Suzuki, Geneticist, Renowned Environmentalist and Broadcaster

 

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The key to living harmoniously with our surroundings lies in the practice of permaculture design principles in our daily lives.

We believe in this key so strongly that we are willing to invest our savings in making as many copies of this key as possible.