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Discussion in 'News from around the damp planet' started by kyklos, Sep 15, 2011.

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    I tried to watch it, but all the biblical quotes and discussion of God's Will, etc, really turned me off.

    Such a shame, because it was informative for the 15 minutes I could stomach.
     
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    If you can "stomach" it I highly recommend you watch it anyway.

    I can't say I'm a big fan of the Bible but you know if you try hard enough you can apply practically any quote to anything in your life. He's just a guy that sees correlations between some quotes in a book and what he observes around him. Hell if more church groups planted permaculture gardens instead of great green lawns this world would be in a better place VERY quickly... just imagine how fast permaculture would spread then.

    I see nothing wrong in correlating a permaculture garden to the garden of eden.
     
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    Don't see it. Doesn't somewhere in the old testament say that it's a sin to plant 2 crops in the same field?
     
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    The Bible; the book which should be taken literally and with the most consistent message. :think:

    Whatever, even without all the bible references this man is using some plain common (or rare at this point) sense to point out the MAJOR fallacies of mono-cropping and traditional agriculture. Really how different is his "talking to God" than Derrick Jensen's "talking to the trees". Perspective people. Call it what you want. If it takes a religious angle to get Permaculture's "foot in the door" of typically less receptive people's minds, then so be it.
     
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    It has been my surprise that many people think Permaculture has to do with, and this is a quote from a farmer, "Isn't that one of those wacky hippie pot growing cult things?" I am not saying the 2 can't coexist, far from it. I just don't relish a organized religions being the road we walk down to bring Permaculture more to the fore front.

    Instead, I point out it is a practical way to get the most from a given area by making everything work together on a property from the house outwards.
     
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    i agree with you totally kyk. whatever it takes to gets the masses to accept a little environmental responsibility is fine by me.
     

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