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Introduction to permaculture 1


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This is the slideshow i am using now (2013) to open design courses. This part goes over a bit of my background, a bit of history and inspiration for permaculture and its development, and the state of the world. It also begins to explore how permaculture is manifested in the world which is a reflection of the 14 chapters of the Designers manual which acts as a framework for how the course is structured.

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Introduction to permaculture 1

  1. 1. Permaculture Design
  2. 2. What is Permaculture? "“Though the problems of the world areincreasingly complex, the solutions remainembarrassingly simple.”By Bill Mollison
  3. 3.  Permaculture is the harmoniousintegration through systems management of all life kingdoms into agriculturally productive ecosystems and socially justenvironments, producing sound economic consequences. It’s a design intentionreflecting patterns in Nature that seeks to build interconnections allowing forenergy efficiency and abundance of yield.
  4. 4. Bill Mollison and David Holmgren1978 Landmark publicationPermacultureOne begins movement
  5. 5. Bill’sInspirations
  6. 6. Huge MonoculturesNo Diversity-Globalization
  7. 7. FOREST
  8. 8. FIELD
  9. 9. PLOW
  10. 10. DESERT 102_6778.jpg
  11. 11. n/overview/chairmans-letter.aspxWhile the financial crisis grabbed the headlines, theunderlying challenge of ensuring food security for agrowing world population remained central to the agendaof governments worldwide. The magnitude of thischallenge was reinforced by the UNs Food and AgricultureOrganization (FAO) which announced in June that thecombination of global economic slowdown and high foodprices had pushed another 100 million people into a stateof chronic hunger and poverty. The total number of peopleon the planet who are malnourished has now surpassedthe one billion mark.
  12. 12. Which way will we go??
  13. 13. Design Science“A beneficial assembly ofcomponents in theirproper relationships”
  14. 14. ...the greatest change we needto make is from consumptionto production, even if on asmall scale, in our owngardens. If only 10% of us dothis, there is enough foreveryone. " - Bill Mollison
  15. 15. In ObservationRoot Yourself in this
  16. 16. In Ancient Wisdom
  17. 17. In Patterns
  18. 18. In patterns
  19. 19. In Climate
  20. 20. In Climate
  21. 21. In soil building
  22. 22. In Water Harvesting
  23. 23. In re-afforestation