As a student of Sustainable Food & Farming and Landscape Architecture at the University of Massachusetts, I admire the principles and ethics of Permaculture. The more I learn about this approach of systems design, the more I believe it would be useful for us to utilize this approach in many areas of our lives, for example social permaculture.
Ethics of Permaculture
- Earth Care
- People Care
- Fair Share
The ethical approach of Permaculture is only the beginning. Followed by design principles and seven different domains on how to create a sustainable culture. I am not an expert in Permaculture (yet), so if you want to learn more, visit the following website.
Permaculture & Holistic Health
As I mentioned, I am not an expert. However, I do believe to understand enough to know that we can also apply those principles and the ethical approach to our own body and our health (communal and/or personal). My own experience has taught me that we simply feel better when we are caring and kind individuals – when stay away from an egocentric way of life. Permaculture teaches us exactly that; to not only focus on oneself but to see our surrounding. We learn how we can be part of the whole; functioning within this web of life and contribute to the health of the Earth and all other creatures who roam this planet. For some people, this may seem a little out there. But don’t you appreciate when someone shares a smile with you, a kind word, or a nice gesture? This can go both ways and it seems that nature can help us with this more grounded and less anxious lifestyle.
In fact, I did write a paper about this, titled: “The Relation between Permaculture, Human Health & Holistic Well-being. How Body, Mind and Spirit Can Heal through the Application of Systems Design.”
If you are interested in reading my paper, please view below: