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Permaculture Ethics & Principles

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Permaculture Ethics & Principles

Time: September 16, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Keith Mastenbrook's house
Street: 6841 40th Avenue NE
City/Town: Seattle, WA 98115
Event Type: permaculture, design, working, group
Organized By: Keith Mastenbrook
Latest Activity: Sep 15, 2014

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David Holmgren, co-originator of the Permaculture movement, has created a DVD, Permaculture Ethics and Design Principles, which "explains permaculture ethics and design principles as thinking tools for creatively responding to the energy descent future on a limited planet."

We will discuss three of these principles and ethics, after viewing the chapters on the DVD.  Reading David's book, Permaculture: Principles & Pathways Beyond Sustainability is optional for a deeper understanding.

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Comment by Keith Mastenbrook on September 15, 2014 at 10:08am

To further elaborate on the nature of the discussion, I am hoping that we can watch the David Holmgren's DVD chapters on Permaculture Ethics, including Care of the Earth, Care of People and Fair Share.  Then proceed into the first six Design Principles: 

1.  Observe & Interact

2.  Catch & Store Energy

3.  Obtain a Yield

4.  Apply Self-regulation & Accept Feedback

5.  Use & Value Renewable Resources & Services

6.  Produce No Waste

Later we will address the final six Design Principles:

7.  Design From Patterns to Details

8.  Integrate Rather Than Segregate

9.  Use Small & Slow Solutions

10.  Use & Value Diversity

11.  Use Edges & Value the Marginal

12.  Creatively Use & Respond to Change

Then it all comes back together with Holmgren's Conclusion on how the principles work together.

My hope is that we can all talk about specific design problems we are dealing with and benefit from the groups' feedback.  I think that's one of the principles.

Comment by Maggie Chin on September 1, 2014 at 11:14am

My husband and I are very exited to attend.  We are new to the neighborhood this week (just a few blocks south of you Keith!) and have an empty yard we hope to convert into a food forest with time.  Hoping to get lots of good advice and support from this group and neighbors.  Look forward to meeting people.

Comment by Ken Tuomi on August 31, 2014 at 12:33pm

Thank you for offering this class, I'm just beginning to learn about permaculture. 

Comment by Sarah Lovett on August 6, 2014 at 8:57am
Lovely idea, something I want to learn more about and would love to join you, but Tuesday evenings don't work for me. 
Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sun are better . . . in case you need to reschedule.
Comment by Kathryn Sharpe on August 5, 2014 at 10:06pm

Hi Keith,

This sounds great. I'll be out of town the 16-17th Sept. Could we make it sometime between the 18th and 25th? Otherwise, forge ahead and I'll catch up with you at the next meeting. Thanks so much for offering this.


Comment by Debra Morrison on August 5, 2014 at 4:27pm

Oh DARN, Keith, this is the same time as our September Local Economy Meeting. I am thinking we should cancel that meeting and all come and see the Permaculture film. I will suggest it at our August meeting!

Comment by Kim Kendall on August 5, 2014 at 4:05pm

Sounds terrific Keith.  Thank you for offering this class.  Kim Kendall

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