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Permanent Culture?

Why are we exploring what it takes to create a permanent culture? Do we not already have one? If not, what would it take to get one? Does a permanent culture differ from a sustainable culture? If so, how?

5 thoughts on “Permanent Culture

  1. Does a sustainable culture require more human intervention than a permanent one?

    1. Good question, Sonia! Permaculture (and by extension, permanent culture) is based on creating closed ecosystems that ultimately require little to no human input, though they require quite a bit of human input to get them going. Sustainable systems require consistent human intervention throughout their lifespan. With this in mind, what are your thoughts?

      Further, while the goal of a closed ecosystem is little to no input from humans, they still have a role within that ecosystem. Would you consider that to be further intervention or merely participation?

      1. Hi Nancy! I’m new to Permaculture and had to stop at your use of “closed ecosystems”. I’m going to have to backup and gain an understanding of that as it relates to an ecosystem that is not inside of some physically contained environment. However, with my surface understanding, I would say that permanent culture is more advantageous since it can flourish through naturally-occurring processes. If that’s the case, will a permanent culture ‘keep itself in balance’ with less human intervention?

        I haven’t considered the difference between intervention and participation but would like to hear your perspective of where that boundary is and how it effects what happens at Bending Oak.

  2. Our current culture is in no way permanent. If we continue on the path we’re on there will be nothing left.

    We have to do something different. The question for me is, what is it?

  3. What is the difference between a perma culture and sustainable culture??!?

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