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Wed Feb 1, 2012, 10:21 PM

Better Living Through Permaculture: Permaculture and Social Convention

The goal of this site is to explore concepts and actions that we can take to incorporate permaculture into our lives. Yet, if we are going to go down that path, itís also important that we explore what permaculture is, what it means to practice permaculture, and the ways that permaculture impacts our life as a whole. I say this from a short time of experience: when you start down the road of permaculture, it is impossible to look at the world in the same way again. When you donít look at the world the same way, you often find that you donít act the same way ó and thatís something that people notice.

One of the readings that I received as homework in my PDC is an essay titled ďPlaces to Intervene in a SystemĒ by the late Donella H. Meadows. In the original work, Meadows identified nine places to intervene in any system in order to produce change, and listed them in the order of increasing effectiveness. That list is as follows....


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