Permaculture, a term designated by its founder, Bill Mollison, is defined on the Permaculture Research Institute web page as: “The conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of landscape and people — providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way.
The philosophy behind permaculture is one of working with, rather than against, nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless action; of looking at systems in all their functions, rather than asking only one yield of them; and allowing systems to demonstrate their own evolutions.”
Permaculture is not only a Dharma Technology that will greatly enhance the lives of communities and individuals, it is also one of our primary service objectives. In the Śakta-Śaiva Dharma foundation practice we affirm, “To practice Dharma is to understand myself. To understand myself is to understand my relationship to everything, including the Earth. Therefore, to practice Dharma is to be in an appropriate relationship with the Earth.”
Living by the views and methods of permaculture, which includes adaptation to every unique time and situation, is the most appropriate way to be in right-relationship with the Earth, our communities and therefore ourselves.
Introduction To Permaculture
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