Re: Permaculture in a Burr Oak Nutshell
<For example, I feel that sustainable agriculture doesn't exist and can't.
Sustainable food systems have and their relationship to permaculture is that
of a stomach to a whole person.
Coming from the land of sustainable ag (read agribiz), where there is
tremendous amount of PR poured into selling the idea of sustainable ag to
the general public, I have to heartily agree with Dan H. I mean how many
Banvel & Roundup commercials with beautiful green fields & waterfalls &
perfect corn can us eco-consumers stomach? Sustainable ag in the midwest
still means MONOCULTURE.
This is one of the reasons why it has always been a struggle to put on
permaculture courses in Wisconsin, because people here believe that
sustainable ag as promoted by the university extension addresses the problems
& there is no reason to search for anything more.