A Simple Review of Permaculture Concepts

Conventional Agriculture
1) Conventional agriculture – tillage and planting of annual crops (corn / soybeans / wheat) and mismanagement of livestock – is destroying our topsoil and our ecosystems

2) Conventional agriculture – tillage and planting of annual crops (corn / soybeans / wheat) and mismanagement of livestock – is not necessary to feed the world and will one day come to a screeching halt.

3) Conventional agriculture – tillage and planting of annual crops (corn / soybeans / wheat) and mismanagement of livestock – produces food which causes microbes (bacteria and viruses) to mutate and become virulent, destroying human health and requiring unnatural interventions such as antibiotics and vaccines.

4) Conventional agriculture – tillage and planting of annual crops (corn / soybeans / wheat) and mismanagement of livestock – allows concentration of power into the hands of a few resulting in slavery and misery for the masses.

5) Conventional agriculture – tillage and planting of annual crops (corn / soybeans / wheat) and mismanagement of livestock – gives rise to a city based societies characterized by much mental illness.

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On the other hand …

Perennial Polyculture (Permaculture)
6) Perennial polyculture – tree crops, bush crops, perennial grasses / forbs and rotational grazing of livestock – can feed the world sustainably, with a much higher population than we presently have

7) Perennial polyculture – tree crops, bush crops, perennial grasses / forbs and rotational grazing of livestock – builds human health so humans need very little (to no) medical intervention

8) Perennial polyculture – tree crops, bush crops, perennial grasses / forbs and rotational grazing of livestock – builds topsoil and restores ecosystems

9) Perennial polyculture – tree crops, bush crops, perennial grasses / forbs and rotational grazing of livestock – decentralizes power resulting in more freedom for all.

10) Perennial polyculture – tree crops, bush crops, perennial grasses / forbs and rotational grazing of livestock – gives rise to largely “community-sufficient” subdivisions / communities characterized by low mental illness.

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