Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Permaculture - Thaddeus Owen - 1 of 5

Thaddeus discusses the basics of the Permaculture vision for transforming a consumerist society into one that encourages everyone to produce some of their own needs.
This talk explains the permaculture ethics, history, worldwide movement, and local community efforts that are taking place right now.
Sustainable agriculture is discussed on both a farm and household scale with real world examples of permaculture installations and design principles found in the Midwest.
Perennial crops, the backbone of permaculture systems are shown as energy sources for fuel production.
The brand new concept of Financial Permaculture, the bringing together of natural systems thinkers with money systems thinkers is explained along with an example of how it would apply to one Michigan county.

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