Let me start of by saying excuse my fumbling curiousity. I stumbled on PRI webpage through google trying to figure out what permaculture is. I was more than surprised to see the comfort that people that adopt permaculture live in (I live in Alaska and might have a scewed view still). I have to say that reading about permaculture on the internet has become my newest interest. Still I'm confused about the implications that permaculture has on society on a whole (or the future implications). Jeff Lawton's flash video about greening the desert brought up the most confusion. This seems REVOLUTIONARY!! From what I have learned in school, it seems that desertification is something that can not be stopped. If there is now a way to reverse at least part of the desert, why hasn't it been in the news more? Jeff Lawton said "All the world's problems can be solved in the garden". That made me think and I can agree that so much could be solved if that advice was followed. If the hippies moved to communes in the 60's why aren't the "hippies" of today learning permaculture? From what I'm getting from the web, it seems it is alot more popular in Australia then here in the US. Are there any PDC for Alaskan climates? We have lots of cheap land here and get lots of constant sunlight in the summer. Having an ecovilliage here would be my dream come true. I would apreciate it if anyone wants to adress any of my serious but muddled questions.