Saturday, April 08, 2006

Seeds of Change | Permaculture

Bill Mollison Interview: "Recently declared 'Ecologist of the Century' in Australia, Mollison conceives permaculture as the 'conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems.' and 'the harmonious integration of landscape and people...' permaculture design he points out, stems from 'protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labour:' In short, its goals are energy and water conservation, sustainable local food production and regional self-reliance. As conceived by Mollison, permaculture is nothing less than a 'sustainable earth-care system' capable of providing our food, energy, shelter, and other needs while conserving the world's resources."

Short of starting a farm, what can we do
to make our cities more sustainable?

MOLLISON: Catch the water off your roof. Grow your
own food. Make your own energy. It's
insanely easy to do all that.

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