Permaculture Productivity 8 Times “Possible”

An Unreasonable.Org post links to an energetic rebuttal of a claim that permaculture is an impractical “hippy dippy, hunter gatherer” farming system.

Quoting permaculturist David Blume on his experience:

“My yields were often 8 times what the USDA claims are possible per square foot. My soil fertility increased dramatically each year so I was not achieving my yields by mining my soil. On the contrary I built my soil from cement-hard adobe clay to its impressive state from scratch….”

One Response to “Permaculture Productivity 8 Times “Possible””

  1. PermaKent Permaculture Ideas of J. Kent Hastings » Blog Archive » Overthrowing the “Green Revolution” Says:

    […] Carson bristles at Borlaug’s dismissal of organic farming. I think Borlaug’s attitude is ridiculous given the urban organic gardening Dervaes family living off a tenth of an acre and other examples such as “Permaculture Productivity 8 Times USDA Possible.” […]

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