Permaculture in the New York Times

Permaculture has long been on the fringes, I think for good reason. Why expend the energy and effort to create any kind of comprehensive design when an abundance of cheap energy is available to make up for any deficiencies? Of course, as the price of energy increases, the benefits of that one time investment in design increase to the point where it no longer makes sense to do things the old way. Permaculture, as a way to design our lives, becomes more and more relevant.

I think we have passed that point and the initial investment now pays ever growing dividends.  It’s to the point that even the New York Times is beginning to take notice. And who might appear in this article but none other than one of our instructors, Wayne Weisman of the Pemaculture Project. I think Wayne sums things up quite succinctly:

“We know what’s right,” Mr. Weiseman said. “We know what’s best. We feel this thing in our bones and in our heart. And then we don’t do anything about it. Or we do. And I did. And it’s bearing fruit.”

Check out The Permaculture Movement Grows From Underground!