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http://challengingciv.blogspot.com.au writes…

Tom Smith: Here’s an essay dealing with permaculture, civilization, agriculture and the ancient Chinese philosophy of daoism (commonly known as Taoism in the West).  Notes and bibliography are found right at the bottom.

The links between these areas and a critique of civilization are, in my opinion, very real. For example, John Zerzan has referred to Permaculture as one possible transitional tool in the move away from civilization, while he has also  spoken of Daoism not unfavourably, as the essay below will show…”

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Permaculture.co.uk writes…

“By looking at nature’s patterns, we can learn to mimic them and design sustainable systems accordingly. Aranya explains that when we do this, we are essentially looking at the earth’s 3.5 billion years of research and development.

When we really spend the time to observe and understand individual systems, we also uncover their various functions, which will enable us to use them for alternate uses.

Biomimicry and the recognition of patterns are valuable tools that enable us to better organise and design many aspects of our lives, whether they apply to earth care, people care or fair share permaculture principles. This approach is just as valuable in the garden as it is to personal relationships and business models.”

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