Code of ethics
The "Farms of Life" association will respect the principles of permaculture in order to design and create sustainable living spaces for the inhabitants when the changes will directly reach the essential elements of human survival.
These elements are water, food, care, culture and joy.
Before this situation, it will work to create future conditions, preserving the current quality of life and using the appropriate technical and technological means to build these sustainable livelihoods.
The three ethical principles of permaculture:
Take care of the Earth.
Take care of the human.
Create abundance in order to share it equitably.
Represent the basic foundation of the values of the association "farms of life".
These three ethical principles will guide, at least *, the association "The Farms of Life" in its various decisions, as well as in its choice of agreements, conventions or institutional and financial partnerships.
The association "Farms of Life" therefore can not, if it is aware, be associated with institutions, companies or public or private partners not working in accordance with the principles permacoles.
Definition of permaculture:
Permaculture is a holistic and ethical science aimed at designing sustainable human ecosystems (architectural, cultural, agricultural ...) inspired by the principles of ecology, knowledge of traditional societies and technology, in order to create stable and sustainable productions. resilient.
Its goal is to strive for ways of life and functioning in respect of the entire living world.
The association "farms of life" is apartisane and can in no way be affiliated to a political movement.
The association "farms of life" remains, in all circumstances, independent of any party or political movement.
However, the representatives and members of the association "Farms of Life" are free to exercise, in a personal capacity, their beliefs and to act provided that it is outside the frameworks of the association.
The association "Farms of Life" is not related to any religion or belief in particular.
She does not proselytize and is committed to having a spirit of openness and tolerance beyond any dogma.
The association "farms of life" remains, in all circumstances, independent of all denominations, religions, beliefs or dogmas.
However, the representatives and members of the "Farms of Life" association are free to exercise, in a personal capacity, their confession whatever it may be, without discrimination.
The "Farms of Life" association promotes the diversity of its members and elected members, without discrimination based on nationality or origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, disability, age or gender.
It also values gender parity, the mix of cultures and generations.
The association "Farms of Life" strives to make its events and activities accessible to all audiences.
It favors manifestations and inclusive, family and intergenerational functioning.
In particular, it promotes the integration of young people into decision-making and working groups.
The "Farms of Life" association favors access to the products of its work, be it food in all its forms, the shows it organizes and the mutual support it encourages.
It promotes accessible rates for the greatest number and / or conscious and free participation.
The association "Farms of Life" favors action, organization and speech benevolent and joyful.
It evolves and develops in a positive, creative and constructive spirit.
It values the sharing of knowledge and multiple intelligences.
Governance and cooperation
The "Farms of Life" association operates as much as possible in a horizontal mode of governance with no central or hierarchical position and favors collegial and consensus decisions.
It privileges the parity of the members between them, and has confidence a priori in the competence and the self-responsibility of each one for the good functioning of the group.
It has a mode of organic self-organization * privileging resilience.
The association "Farms of Life", promotes in its internal and external functioning, co-creation, collective intelligence and cooperation.
The association "Farms of Life" brings to the exchanges values of fairness, openness to others and transparency.
It works seamlessly both towards its members and towards the outside public.
It communicates, in particular, its internal modes of operation, sharing the minutes of the meetings and decisions of the "Board of Activators" and making accessible its accounts.
* organic: functioning as a living organism where organs and cells act together in an evolutionary way towards a common goal.
** resilience: ability to cope with hardship
The association "Farms of Life" is constantly striving to move towards a mode of ethical development, resilient and sustainable, with respect for the living, the planet and future generations.
The "Farms of Life" association is committed to improving and improving its environment.
The "Farms of Life" association promotes the holistic and systemic vision of permaculture.
The three ethical pillars form the basis of the permaculture and values of the "farms of life" association:
Take care of the Earth
Take care of the human
Create abundance in order to share it equitably
The principles of conceptions and attitudes of permaculture defined by its co-founders, Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, also guide the actions and decisions of the association "Farms of Life".