It has been written a lot about what permaculture, which is a good thing. Being at the beginning of the road but not only, it’s important for you to understand how to chew up this thing. What version of permaculture do you embrace. Because there are many versions of this, several landmarks.
And to make a clear idea about this phenomenon we invite you to mix some visions about permaculture, some possible definitions:
“You can solve all the world’s problems in a garden.” Geoff Lawton
“Permaculture is The art and science of living with nature.” Greg Peterson,
“We only invented the word organic because we made things inorganic.
We only invented the word natural because we made things unnatural.
We only invented the word permaculture because we made agriculture.”
Khang Kijarro Nguyen
“Permaculture is revolution disguised as organic gardening”
Graham Burnett ‘Permaculture – A Beginners Guide’
“What permaculturists are doing is the most important activity that any group is doing on the planet. We don’t know what details of a truly sustainable future are going to be like, but we need options, we need people experimenting in all kinds of ways and permaculturists are one of the critical gangs that are doing that.” Dr. David Suzuki, geneticist, broadcaster and international environmental advocate
Permaculture is not related to food. But permaculture invites us to find our place into the web of life and to recreate on earth the enchanting garden of paradise.
For those who are willing to deepen the understanding the connotations of paradise, we recall you that between garden and paradise there is a semantic link: www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=paradise
Of course, the words remain words and definitions are definitions, and ultimately the only way to understand what permaculture is is to explore the surrounding nature and hence the inner nature.