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Permaculture as a Regenerative System

Updated: Aug 26, 2023

“THE GREATEST THREAT TO OUR PLANET IS THE BELIEF SOMEONE ELSE WILL SAVE IT” -- Robert Swan


Ecological sustainability mandates buffers between social and ecological cultures. Regenerative cultures are systems that seek to approach global crises such as climate change, deforestation, ozone depletion and acid rain from a multicultural perspective. Regenerative cultures are diverse manifestations of the inherent potential residing in the people and places of bioregion which enhance the well-being and health of the interconnected, ranging from local to regional and global scales. This understanding stems that human prosperity is inextricably linked to the vitality of ecosystems and a biosphere that supports life.


“Permaculture can be understood as the growth of agricultural ecosystems in a self-sufficient and sustainable way.”


The regenerative permaculture or synonymously Permanent culture enhances the regulatory framework of a sustainable environment by promoting a thoughtful correlation between natural ecosystems and societal conservation and the operation of them harmonically.


Methodology:

  • An overall understanding of issues and systems;

  • The analysis of the connection modes between the elements of a system;

  • The application, to deficient systems, of solutions derived from operational and proven systems;

  • The analysis of natural ecosystems to correct errors in the implantation of human activity and planning for optimal integration;

  • The inclusion of people new to permaculture in the process.



The above diagram depicts the difference between agriculture and permaculture showcasing a house where food is obtained through industrial agriculture, leisure activities involving visiting new places employing vehicles such as cars, and aeroplanes, purchasing items from traditional shops and consumption of non-renewable energy. Whilst the other house showcases permaculture involving traditional food cultivation techniques, consumption of renewable energy sources, and leisure activities involving visits to natural and historical sites and bicycling in the street. The first house’s consumption is advanced into irreversible degradation and waste whereas the second house’s consumption is advanced towards regenerative techniques utilized to consume it as the part of permaculture cycle.



In conclusion, permaculture provides a comprehensive and lifelong method for humans to interact with the environment. It plays a vital role in establishing a more sustainable and robust future by encouraging regenerative techniques, lessening environmental harm, and cultivating a stronger relationship with nature.




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