Permaculture co-founder Bill Mollison’s quotes about self-reliance being subversive at the beginning of the following video are as cool as the excerpt you can hear me read on my author’s audio button from a recent book by the other permaculture co-founder, David Holmgren.
[Update: The IPC 8 video seems to have gone missing. Fine. Let’s watch this cool BBC Natural World episode, “A Farm For The Future,” instead (while it lasts). Patrick Whitefield makes a brief appearance. What’s noteworthy is the description of Permaculture Forest Gardening to increase yields yet eliminate much of the labor despite the projected low petroleum inputs available. In another example of polyculture, using multiple grass species allows cattle to graze all winter without destroying the field or using gas to bale hay.]