Great thread! I am currently working in Indonesia on a number of small scale development projects, and really keen to get some Permaculture demonstration gardens established in some of the communities here. I have found a couple of useful plants lists through this forum, and will try to post up some of the experiences we have to this thread. Current challenge is going to be getting something started in West Papua with a couple of communities that have no experience of agriculture as they are traditionally hunter-gatherers. I'm going to be selling Permaculture as 'lazy gardening' and the old call of "in danger of falling food" to see if I can bridge the conceptual canyon when it comes to suggesting something that is going to take a bit of effort in the short term, but will have long-term benefits! Thanks again for getting the thread started!
The world does not need more rootless symbolic analysts. It needs instead hundreds of thousands of young people with the skills, intellectual depth and moral stamina to rebuild neighbourhoods, towns and communities around the planet.
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