Sharing Knowledge To Make A Better World...

"We send our children into the world with the notion that a house must have a pitched roof, a square window and a chimney. How can they ever imagine they can build something beautiful out of dirt?"

- Nader Khalili

Permaculture Research Institute of Australia

Cal-Earth

Ray Mears

Homestead Blessing

Biodynamic Education Centre

David Holmgren is co-originator (with Bill Mollison) of the permaculture concept and author of the recent book, PERMACULTURE: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability.

 

He talks about the need to move beyond the lulling hope that 'green tech' breakthroughs will allow world-wide 'sustainable consumption' to the recognition that dwindling oil supplies inevitably mean a mandatory 'energy descent' for human civilization across the planet. He argues that permaculture principles provide the best guide to a peaceful societal 'powering down."

Creator: Ecological Options Network

Host: David Holmgren

Website: http://permacultureprinciples.com