Re: Can permaculture feed Australia? Personally, I do think that permaculture could feed Australia but everyone has to be on board for it to work. That's where the problem lies. Firstly, the large corporate satans of this world such as Monsanto, Bayers, Cargyle etc. will do their utmost not too lose any grip that they have on their markets. They want control and wouldn't give it up easily. Secondly, a large percentage of people these days are lazy and want everything quick and easy. It would be interesting to see what percentage of people still cook (or can cook). I'll bet there are quite a few families that rely on the "McCains tv meals" etc. This group will be the ones where the problem has to smack them in the face before they realize (probably too late). Anyway, for those in Australia, this is an interesting book by John Archer about the water crisis that can be downloaded - https://www.johnarcher.com.au/water_crisis2002.pdf.