Episode 5: Beyond Sustainability

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Join host Velcrow Ripper in Australia, as he meets the co-founder of permaculture, 'David Holmgren', discussing the path to sustainability and beyond. David is the author of 'Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability.' He is living the example of a sustainable life on the permaculture farm he has created with his partner, Sue, and their son Oliver. Permaculture utilizes the concept of 'bio-mimicry' - of human organizational structures mimicking those found in nature. This applies not only to agricultural systems, but to cultural systems. In stark contrast to the reductionist view of much of contemporary western thought, (science, economics, ecology, culture, etc.) permaculture sees the world as a web of interconnected systems. The results of this vision can be profound, taking us to a place in which humans not only live sustainably, but actually enhance the world around us. For more information, visit David's website, www.holmgren.com.au. To see pics from my visit to Melliodora, David and Sue's permaculture farm, visit my blog at www.citizen.nfb.ca/blogs/velcrow/

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