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  • Presented by Stella & Jose Program 1) Food freedom of other species 2) Food that liberates the planet 3) Food that liberates the human mind & body 4) How not to be enslaved by addictions 5) How to free our meals & economies from the Multinationals 0
  • Stella & Jose Coordinator & tutor of www.IntegralPermaCulture.org + Founder member of www.8thLife.net Administrator & IT support of www.IntegralPermaCulture.org Coordinator animal systems in www.8thLife.net
  • Health Warning this presentation could seriously improve your health BUT it might also annoy some people a lot as we question several "permaculture holy legumes" (it turns out cows are, infact, scientifically significant) so open mind required!
  • To DO Permaculture: "Start at the end of your nose!" so POINTING OUR NOSES in the right direction (= what mental models we use, NOT recepies!) turns out to be really, REALLY important
  • "Integral" means we point our nose to ALL 4 quadrants, not just the usual external 2 excellent design takes good note of these, the internal quadrants or 'invisibles' but ... we still tend to think & design with 'things': externals, & rarely join them up very well (designing larger systems)
  • COMPONENTS Site Energy Social Abstract Technologies, connexions, structures, … Legal aids, people, culture, beliefs, commerce, finance, ... Time, data, ethics, patterns, values, motivations, ... Water, land, climate, plants, soil, ... DESIGN is the beneficial asociation of all of these types of components The 4 quadrants map onto the 4 design components which DEFINE permaculture design & usually we under-estimate these, the "internal quadrants" we note that MANY design errors are due to not taking into account ALL types of components hence the need for a more Integral PermaCulture
  • System (how the whole works, dynamic) Physical (description of its components) Inner life of the frog (it's subjective experience) Social Life ("Frog's Culture", Life Cycle)
  • • The Via Campesina Movement • Basic Re-Connecting • Types of Organic Agriculture • Some Specific Foods • Feeding the World an integral exploration M3.7 Food Sovereignty slides + more up at www.bit.ly/RationalFood
  • Food Freedom? Brandy Agerbeck 1) Food freedom of other species 2) Food that liberates the planet 3) Food that liberates the human mind & body 4) How not to be enslaved by addictions 5) How to free our meals & economies from the Multinationals 0) Question Holy Legumes
  • Presented by Stella & Jose Program 1) Food freedom of other species 2) Food that liberates the planet 3) Food that liberates the human mind & body 4) How not to be enslaved by addictions 5) How to free our meals & economies from the Multinationals 1
  • 2,014 a.c. 3,000,000 b.c. Historical Model from "Ishmael" by Daniel Quinn 8,000 b.c. Takers Leavers From Class 1.10 of the PDC+++ : Mental models of the Destructo-Culture "the Civilized" "the Indigenous" Where & when humans started to trespass on the food freedom of others
  • the cradle of our civilization, or fertile crescent The Sumerian civilization evolved in this region aprox. 6,000 b.C., built canal systems & the first cities in the world are Agriculture AND Civilization a type1 error?
  • Cain & Abel Leavers Takers from "Ishmael" by Daniel Quinn (Integral PC pre-Text)
  • Cain & Abel tell the story of the bloody beginnings of civilization - powered by agriculture the Caucasians (whites > 'the mark of Cain) met the Sumerians (sheperds) & killed + absorbed them Cain Abel
  • Cain & Abel Civilized People Leavers Takers Native People 370 Million People Face the Threat of Extinction - And Nobody Is Talking About It "Any way of life that perceives the world around them as consisting of resources and not beings and communities to enter into these reciprocal relationships with, is going to destroy its land base." Jensen
  • another story FROM THE LEAVERS p.o.w. The Garden of Eden - there was a time when (even the Takers) lived in peace & harmony with Nature ... it involves TWO sacred TREES & us dis-pleasing God from "Ishmael" by Daniel Quinn (Integral PC pre-Text)
  • the Tree of Good & Evil By the sweat of your brow you shall eat bread... ... with painful labor you will give birth to children & your husband will rule over you.
  • only the Gods can eat of the Tree of Knowledge ... & have it work for them in order to know what shall live & what shall die the Tree of Good & Evil or "the Tree of Knowledge"
  • the Tree of Good & Evil or "the Tree of Knowledge" "if you eat of this tree you will surely die" = re-designing entire eco- systems is a FATAL mistake We don't have the right to grow the food we "like" to the exclusion of anything else
  • But ... ... there were TWO Mythical Trees in the Garden of Eden & the other one was ... The Tree of Life
  • the Tree of Life It was last seen in the garden of Eden and its fruit was immortality. It shared a place in the middle of the garden with the tree of knowledge.
  • or the tree of BioDiversity or the Web of Life (Eve = Life) the Tree of Life
  • Both these trees (& these stories) warn AGAINST doing agriculture DON'T eat of the Tree of Knowledge (of Good & Evil), but DO eat of the Tree of Life if you want to be immortal (sustainable) = FOOD FREEDOM for everyone + stop killing your brother Abel & stop ruling over Eve>> Integral PC has a lot to say about this too
  • Our Creation Myth is deeply anthopocentric from "Ishmael"by Daniel Quinn (Integral PC pre-Text) Humans are not the centre of Creation ... so 'food freedom' should mean 'food freedom for ALL species' - especially to Permies!
  • "There is nothing fundamentally defective in humans! If you are given to represent a story that puts you in harmony with the world, you will live in harmony with the world. But if you are given a story to represent that puts you in conflict with the world, as yours does, you will live in conflict with the world. If you are given a story to represent in which humans are the lords of the world, humans will act as lords of the world ... if the world is an enemy to be conquered, you will conquer it like an enemy, & one day this enemy will inevitably lie bleeding at your feet, as we see it does at the moment." from "Ishmael" by Daniel Quinn (Integral PC pre-Text) We need to re-design stories, in order to REALLY re-design societies
  • Presented by Stella & Jose Program 1) Food freedom of other species 2) Food that liberates the planet 3) Food that liberates the human mind & body 4) How not to be enslaved by addictions 5) How to free our meals & economies from the Multinationals 2
  • Climate change started with agriculture Anthropogenic climate change is not something new but it is now the most catastrophic & urgent emergency we face together with its associated collapse of vital ecosystems. 200 species PER DAY are becoming extinct due to civilization. Agriculture is estimated to be the direct driver for around 80% of deforestation worldwide. April Becomes 1st Month With CO2 Levels Above 400 PPM
  • Derrick Jensen: "It's often said that the ability to recognize patterns is one of the signs of intelligence. So, I'm going to list a pattern here, and let's see if we can recognize it in less than five or six thousand years. When you think of the plains and hillsides of Iraq, is the first thing that you think of normally cedar forests so thick that sunlight never touches the ground? That's how they were. The first written myth of this culture is Gilgamesh going in and deforesting those hills to make cities. When you think of the Arabian peninsula, is the first thing that you think of oak forest? That's what it used to be. Let's move a little bit west, and you get the cedars of Lebanon. They still have one on their flag. Plato was commenting on how deforestation was destroying the springs and rivers in Greece. And I'm sure that those in power said, Well, we need to study it a little bit longer first, to make sure there's a connection. Greece was heavily forested, Italy was heavily forested, North Africa was heavily forested."
  • www.bit.ly/ReversingClimateChange we need VIABLE solutions for climate change that work FAST enough on a global scale ... & this one has MAJOR implications for the kind of diet that is most sustainable
  • holistic grazing in HALF the degraded grasslands can take us back to PRE-INDUSTRIAL levels of CO2 in about a decade whilst feeding people & restoring ecosystems (= feeding lots more species too)
  • herbivores do this Mexico
  • Tractors, irrigation + lots of labour inputs (quicker, smaller scale) mainly herbivores did this - with few labor inputs
  • Yet when most of us think of "Food Freedom", or 'doing permaculture', we think of gardens & forest gardens. We think of growing vegetables, not breeding animals. Teaching that vegetarianism is more sustainable, & that we could feed all the starving people with the grains we feed cattle ... is very misleading, naive & possibly also quite dangerous.
  • before 1492 - est. 60,000,000 bison free in N.America, feeding themselves, preserving ecosystems today - 90,000,000 cows, captive in industrial conditions, fed by petrol, destroying ecosystems 50million slaughtered in 1800s
  • So... we can produce great quantities of very high quality foods for humans whist massively improving soil fertility restoring biodiversity, improving water cycles, & trapping a lot of CO2
  • & about consumption (if we want real justice) Live simply so that others can simply live also means - providing animals with the best life we can honoring the animals we eat by eating all parts of them, harvesting the wild foods that our soils want to grow, preserving and preparing food with traditional methods + eating only what we need (not our addictions) & making our metabolism more efficient Lots more on this in part 2 of this conference
  • Presented by Stella & Jose Program 1) Food freedom of other species 2) Food that liberates the planet ........................................ 3) Food that liberates the human mind & body 4) How not to be enslaved by addictions 5) How to free our meals & economies from the Multinationals
  • More in the Integral Permaculture Designers' Manual online www.PermaCultureScience.org & lots of Integral PermaCulture Courses in the Academy's web www.IntegralPermaCulture.org
  • Presented by Stella & Jose Program 1) Food freedom of other species 2) Food that liberates the planet 3) Food that liberates the human mind & body 4) How not to be enslaved by addictions 5) How to free our meals & economies from the Multinationals 3 See you next week at the same time for part2 !