The Elephant in the Permaculture Room

Thanks to podmate Leah, this post is making the rounds of our little Green Acres Village.

Permaculture as a Gringo Movement


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First, Rebecca, who picked up basic permaculture principles in a flash, having farmed for 40 years organically:

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Next, Brie, who comes from an indigenous and social justice perspective:

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And finally me, just plain ornery.

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Because of course permaculture resources are proliferating constantly on the net, via images, text and videos. While some people may benefit from an intensive two-week course, others may want to pick it up gradually; and still others, those who are self-learners by nature, would much rather decide how they want to learn it. Plus, of course, we gringos could always offer ourselves to indigenous people, not to teach them, but to learn from them.


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