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Re: Newsgroup (fwd)
: Venaura Farm - Organic Market Vegetable Gardens - CSA
: Organic Gardening/Urban-Rural Permaculture Information Resources
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Date: Sat, 3 Aug 1996 21:37:51 +0200
From: Thilo Pfennig <Thilo.Pfennig@kiel.netsurf.de>
Subject: Re: Newsgroup
>I was thinking of forming alt.agriculture.permaculture as part of the
>alt.agriculture.* (misc, fruit, alt.sustainable.agriculture)
>"heirarchy". If someone will write a statement of purpose I will
>post this to alt.config and other groups for discussion then ask my
>newsadmin to form and propagate this new newsgroup.
I thaught about something like this:
(reformat it how you like it best)
We want to start a new newsgroup for Permaculture
What is permaculture?
The word "permaculture" was coined in 1978 by Bill Mollison, an
Australian ecologist, and his student, David Holmgren. It is a
contraction of "permanent agriculture" or "permanent culture."
Permaculture is about designing ecological human habitats and
food production systems. It is an approach to land use which
integrates human dwellings, microclimate, annual and perennial
plants, animals, soils, and water management into stable,
A central theme in permaculture is the design of ecological
landscapes that produce food. Emphasis is placed on multi-use
plants and the integration of animals to recycle nutrients and
graze weeds. However, permaculture entails much more than just
food production. Permaculture design concepts are being applied
in urban as well as rural settings, and are applicable to single
households or whole farms and villages.
"Integrated farming" and "ecological engineering" are terms
sometimes used to describe permaculture. Though helpful, these
terms do not capture the holistic nature of permaculture and
thus the following definitions are included to provide insight.
(from The Permaculture FAQ by Steve Diver, <URL:mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>)