Can I write about permaculture in a story - what do you think? Would it be helpful?

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  1. RobertLeslieFielding

    RobertLeslieFielding New Member

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    :)Hi, I'm a freelance writer and I would love to contribute to this movement and help it flourish in any way I can. Thanks. Best wishes.:)
     
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    How much do you know about permaculture Robert? How much do you implement its principles and practices in your own life?

    I think writing about it could help, but from my experience the thing that really helps is doing it.
     
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    You will need to live it Robert , there is no substitute for experience , perhaps do a PDC and a extended stay at a large permaculture teaching facility as a helper this will give you a good grounding for your project and you could go on and document lots of important projects around the world , and of course more important will help you through the rest of your life .
    Rob
     
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    What I think the world needs now is case studies of permaculture. Not dry boring technical ones, but real life people on real life properties being honest about what they do and what works and what doesn't. People really engage with other people that they can relate to rather than something as weighty as the Designers Manual. So we probably need biographers more than novelists.
     
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    Agreed, eco4560. My lack of writing skills and permaculture experience aside, I intend to chronicle my permaculture lifestyle as it emerges. To give a case study on my life, if you will. Permaculture will be a big part of it, especially in the development of my property and how I learn to live in it.
     
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    Nice blog Pavel :)

    Robert, I reckon you could indeed write about Pc. Are you thinking fiction or non-fiction? It's true that direct experience gives one a deep understanding, but I think there are other ways to gain enough understanding to write well, depending on what kind of writer you are. Did you have ideas already on what you want to write?
     
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    How about writing something about agriculture microbes relating to the lack of their use and the over use of chemicals in Australia?
    Cheers
     
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    As long as it was evidenced based, it might be of some value ;).
     
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    Go for it Robert!
     
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    I agree 100%. Must be factual, informative, and educational.
     
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    Hi Robert,
    I have been contemplating this for a while as well. I was not sure whether to write a fiction or non-fiction document - story or a play. Good Luck
     
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    Just go for it :) Whatever floats your boat, as they say ... or in your case, pushes your micro climate chaser :) :) ;)
     
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    one of the most interesting ecologically influenced fiction books was _Dune_ by Frank Herbert. many layers of complexity to his work. i try to reread it once every few years.
     

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