Ideas and ramblings about the permaculture design system
IS PERMACULTURE TOO DISPERSED a movement to be represented by a single umbrella body? Is there really any interest in setting up a national, representative body to advocate a permaculture perspective?
The idea of a national advocacy organisation for permaculture, …
YESTERDAY WAS THE FINALE event signifying the ending of the SAVE (Sustainable Action Values Everyone) program.
I haven’t seen a copy of Ted’s new book yet, so the comments that follow are made in ignorance of the context set by it. My comments refer only to the chapters that Ted has circulated to publicise the publication. You will find this at the end of this review.
THE DECIDUOUS TREES at the Mid-Mountains Community Centre were covered with showy white flowers as people gathered in Lawson for the quarterly Sydney region assembly of Transition Town groups. People had previously met at the Customs House at Circular Quay, but when the Blue Mountains team offered their territory people jumped at the chance to get out of the city for cooler surroundings and far horizons.
THEY CAME FROM the local east, a few from the more distant north and a few from the City of Sydney local government area… and even a few from further west. In its first major public event, the Randwick Sustainability Education Hub attracted an estimated 200 people, over the two and a half hours it was open, to National Permaculture Day 2011.
I HAD JUST FINISHED watching Gary Caginoff’s video, A Garden at the End of the World, that follows Australian permaculture educator Rosemary Morrow on her assignment in Afghanistan for a Sydney-based NGO, when Fiona came home.