What are some ways that our financial flows can be more regenerative? And is permaculture anti-capitalist?
It's difficult to live in a way that doesn't harm the planet. What would a Regenerative Right Livelihood look like?
The cross-cultural use of herbs and herbal medicine has experienced a significant resurgence in the past several decades. This emergent herbalism has become a popular method of alternative medicine as well as a profitable commercial industry.
If we don’t seriously address the individual, economic and social needs of the people, the ecological imperative will be always left behind.
Different perspectives on the third permaculture ethic
Building an anti/beyond/despite capitalist movement By Becky Ellis Permaculture is a philosophy and set of practices aimed at creating regenerative human spaces that mimic natural eco-systems. The concept was developed by two Australians, Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, in the 1970s based on their observations of the ecological systems created by Indigenous and “traditional” communities around the world. The philosophy of permaculture offers a counter-hegemonic worldview especially regarding the place of human societies within nature. While permaculture can be thought of as a movement, some of its proponents insist it stay de-politicized and professionalized as a system of ecological design.…
At a conference a couple weeks ago an activist who does work in Africa recounted an encounter she had with the minister of agriculture of a certain African country. The minister spoke with excitement about the high-tech agricultural technologies he was bringing into the country in partnership with large agribusiness companies, so the activist brought up the topic of organic agriculture.
Seeing the world through a holistic lens that places us humans squarely within the realm of nature and planetary systems is key to addressing the myriad envi...
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The greatest challenges to capitalism come when that promise begins to be questioned
Crispin Caldicott reports on the talks given at this year's Australasian Permacultural Convergence in New Zealand
Instead of fixating on a fight between capitalism and socialism, imagine innovating a future economy that transcends old binaries.
CIWEN asks whether a monetary system based on economic growth is capable of nurturing our increasingly delicate ecosystems...