Farms of life

 

For you, our life rafts
You people who are reading this for the first time, you really have to listen, otherwise you too will fall into the hole.
We are hiring
We are recruiting activators. These are the people, women or men, who take charge of the creation of the community and the farm. {Youtube}
L'autonomie
L'autonomie pour la future civilisation consiste en deux choses : Se passer de tout ce que la civilisation actuelle produit Produire ce dont les
L'autonomie
L'autonomie pour la future civilisation consiste en deux choses : Se passer de tout ce que la civilisation actuelle produit Produire ce dont les
Resilience
Resilience is the quality that defines the ability of a system to withstand attacks. For the farms of life, resilience will have to face the
Politics
Our relationship with the present civilization. The organization of the firm after collapse
The community
Build a community in a new civilization ... Abandoned everything that rotted our lives, but also produce everything that is essential to the
The fields
The search for land is an action that requires a united and voluntary community. This is the first major difficulty that must be overcome.

"Do not put all your eggs in one basket"

Diversity is our insurance against the vagaries of nature and everyday life.

The Australian Honeyeater and Hummingbird both have long beaks and are capable of hovering, making them ideal for drinking the nectar of long, narrow flowers. This remarkable coevolution is the symbol of the specialization of forms and functions in nature.

It is the great diversity of forms, functions and interactions within nature and humanity that gives rise to the complexity of evolutionary systems. The role and importance of diversity in nature, culture and permaculture are themselves complex, fluctuating and sometimes seemingly contradictory. Diversity must be seen as the result of a balance or tension in nature, between variety and possibility on the one hand, and productivity and power on the other.

It is now widely recognized that monoculture is a major cause of vulnerability to pests and diseases, and hence a cause for the widespread use of toxic chemicals and energy to combat them. Polyculture is one of the most important and widely recognized applications of the use of diversity to be less sensitive to pests, climatic hazards and market fluctuations. Polyculture also reduces dependency on market systems and fosters the autonomy of households and communities by offering them a greater variety of goods and services.

However, polyculture is certainly not the only application of this principle. The diversity of the different agrarian systems reflects the unique nature of the site, the situation and the cultural context.

The diversity of structures, whether living or constructed, is an important aspect of this principle, as is diversity within species and populations, including in human communities. Preserving at least some of the great diversity of languages ​​and cultures on the planet is probably as important as conserving biodiversity. If the energy descent is accompanied by inadequate and destructive responses, there will be negative impacts on cultural diversity and biodiversity. But in the longer term, the energy downturn will slow the economic machine destroying biodiversity and stimulate new diversity at the local level and in the ecoregions. While many environmental and social movements recognize only past biological and cultural diversity, permaculture is equally dedicated to creating a new regional biodiversity from the natural and cultural melting pot we have inherited.