Patterns

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Patterns lie at the heart of Permaculture thinking. Understanding them is essential to 'getting' how permaculture is replable as a design science

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Patterns

  1. 1. Patterns Understanding and memory aid- Or structure of the universe
  2. 2. Patterns lie at the heart of Permaculture They can be: • Physical • Mental • Behavioural • Sequential
  3. 3. Patterns made by water on sand
  4. 4. Celtic knotwork Actually cream in coffee
  5. 5. A thistle in the grass
  6. 6. Saltire in the rock
  7. 7. Spirals in nature
  8. 8. Two sorts of word combinations in English Rhyming reduplications argy-bargy, arty-farty, boogie- woogie, bow-wow, chock-a-block, chick-flick, claptrap, easy-peasy, eency-weency, fuddy-duddy, fuzzy-wuzzy, gang-bang, hanky- panky, happy-clappy, harum- scarum, heebie-jeebies, helter- skelter, herky-jerky, higgledy- piggledy, hobnob, Hobson- Jobson, hocus-pocus, hodge- podge, hoity-toity, hokey-pokey, honey-bunny, hot-pot, hotch- potch, hubble-bubble, hugger- mugger, Humpty-Dumpty Exact reduplications blah-blah, bling-bling, bonbon, bye-bye, chi-chi, choo-choo, chop-chop, chow-chow, dum-dum, fifty- fifty, gee-gee, go-go, goody- goody, knock-knock, night- night, no-no, pee-pee, poo- poo, pooh-pooh, rah-rah, so-so, tsk-tsk, tuk-tuk, tut- tut, wakey wakey, wee-wee, wiki-wiki, yada-yada
  9. 9. Any patterns in Gaelic? Unaccompanied Psalms • The origin of Gospel singing Gaelic Proverbs `Mul eil thu airson goid mo chail, na tig air sgath mo lios’ If you’re not coming to steal my kale, don’t come for the sake of my garden.
  10. 10. What about these? • Assets into Liabilities • Maximum Output for Minimum Work • No bare soil • Five uses for element, five elements for every use • Thinking in five dimensions • Revolution disguised as gardening • Harvest beneficial relationships
  11. 11. Life is about choices Fast or slow, Missing things or seeing it all, Mechanical or biological
  12. 12. Liabilities into Assets Boat sheds on Lindisfarne
  13. 13. Caveat emptor
  14. 14. Grandfather and Grandchild On the beach at Brighton
  15. 15. Harvesting Peats
  16. 16. The Seven Sisters Conemara!
  17. 17. Uisge beatha Harvesting birch sap

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