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The Four Boat Anchors Holding Back Permaculture

Posted by Jack Spirko over 5 years ago

This post covers four areas were I feel permaculture is being held back from fast track main stream acceptance.

The Four Boat Anchors Holding Back Permaculture

Where does the future of Permaculture lie?  Well, I would like to start off with where it doesn’t lie as that may lead us along faster if we are open and honest about it.  These are areas where I feel we are wasting time if we put any real effort into them…

  • Influencing the individual politics of others
  • Bitching about what is wrong with the current system
  • Doing everything for free or as a “nonprofit”
  • Focusing on PDCs over on the ground “workshops” and multiple income sources

I honestly believe each of the above represents no less than a series of boat anchors that hold back permaculture from moving forward at a much faster pace and gaining broader main stream acceptance.  Indeed if each is examined with a basic analysis of what it creates vs. what it impedes the true way to move Permaculture into broader acceptance becomes clear in my opinion.

A full article will soon be put out on all of these issues. 

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Daniel Ohmann
Daniel Ohmann : Awesome article Jack! This is very helpful as I develop my business model.
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Michael Cooley
Michael Cooley : Great stuff Jack, as always. Re: areas of wasting time: 1-3 definitely... not sure that we can take too much focus away from the PDC and still have competent people developing valid demonstration sites though.
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Edie Brooks
Edie Brooks : You bring up some good points. Thought you might like this quote... "You never change things by fighting the existing reality.To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." R. Buckminster Fuller

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