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FREE DOWNLOAD ✓ Permaculture Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability ↠ David Holmgren brings into sharper focus the powerful Permaculture concept be pioneered with Bill Mollison in the 1970's drawing together 25 years worth of ideas into twelve simple design principlesConcept be pioneered with Bill Mollison in the 1970's drawing tog. I was lucky to meet the author of this book and have a number of conversations with him about it It is completely underecognised It is a revolutionary dedication to the philosphies of Permaculture A very important message about sustainability systems ecology and an empowering vision towards our inevitable 'energy descent' future The nature of the subject makes it a heavy going read

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Ether 25 years worth of ideas into twelve simple design principles. You'd expect an awesome book from one of the founders of the Permaculture movement Not so This is a really annoying read


Permaculture Principles and Pathways Beyond SustainabilityDavid Holmgren brings into sharper focus the powerful Permaculture. The only book I've read that makes sense of the world; continually recognizing and reinforcing the problem as the solution Dense paradigm shifting comprehensive though provoking Deserving of multiple re reads Bill Mollison has described permaculture as a 'positivistic' response to environmental crisis That means it is about what we want to do and can do rather than what we oppose and want others to change This response is both ethical and pragmatic philosophical and technicalIndustrial culture and permaculture are stable only in their direction of energy use The current cultural and economic dynamic of globalization is one of chaotic climax and transition from growth in population and energy use to decline The philosophical and artistic concepts of modernism and post modernism can be loosely linked to these energetic and ecological realities We have trouble visualizing decline as positive but this simply reflects the dominance of our prior culture of growth Permaculture is a whole hearted adaptation to the ecological realities of decline which are as natural and creative as growth The proverb what goes up must come down reminds us that in our hearts we know this to be true The real issue of our age is how we make a graceful and ethical declineFor any human culture to be considered sustainable it must have the capacity proven only with historical hindsight to reproduce itself down the generations while providing human material needs without cataclysmic and long term breakdown If it is energetically impossible for high energy society tone anything than a pulse in the long run of human history then it cannot by this definition be sustainable no matter how we shuffle the technological deckchairs In articulating Permaculture as the Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability I am suggesting that we need to get over our naive and simplistic notions of sustainability as a likely reality for ourselves or even our grandchildren and instead accept that our task is use our familiarity with continuous change to adapt to energy decent When we picture the energy climax as a spectacular but dangerous mountain peak that we humanity have succeeded in climbing the idea of decent to safety is a sensible and attractive proposition The climb involved heroic effort great sacrifice but also exhilaration and new views and possibilities at every step There are several false peaks but when we see the whole world laid out around us we know we are at the top Some argue that there are higher peaks in the mists but the weather is threatening The view from the top reconnects us with the wonder and majesty of the world and how it all fits together but we cannot dally for long We must take advantage of the view to chart our way down while we have favorable weather and daylight The decent will be hazardous than the climb and we may have to camp on a series of plateaus to rest and sit out storms Having been on the mountain so long we can barely remember the home in the far off valley that we fled as it was progressively destroyed by forces we did not understand But we know that each step brings us closer to a sheltered valley where we can make a new homeAs we reduce our dependence on the global economy and replace it with household and local economies we reduce the demand that drives the current ineualities Thus 'look after yourself first' is not an invitation to greed but a challenge to grow up through self reliance and personal responsibility Self Reliance as Political ActionTaking personal responsibility naturally moves us to be self reliant and less dependent on centralized sources of needs and responsibility In the process we discover that governments and corporations w