Friday, August 28, 2015

Care For THe Earth

If we are to care for people we must care for the earth at the same time. 

If we fail to care for the earth, we are in danger of harming the soil, air and water which provides life to all the beings upon the planet.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Section 25 states people have the right to food. Healthy food, that nourishes mind and body, demands air, healthy soil and water. 

The ethics of permaculture guide the permaculture designer as she or he develop a site plan, a plan respecting the rights of all the beings living within the ecosystems the plan will influence.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Permaculture ethics and Human Rights Continued

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights  (here), states in 


Article 25.

  • (1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
  • (2) Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.
The use of the male pronoun aside, this Article is a direct connect to the permaculture ethic of Care for People. 

In my next post, I will discuss how this article and part of the preamble to the Declaration connect with the ethic of Care for the Earth.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Permaculture Ethics and Human Rights

Permaculture ethics enable people to respect human rights while, at the same time, respecting the rights of all other beings and the Earth herself.

Permaculture design enables designers to create systems which, although human focused, respect the rights and integrity of all beings.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Community Garden 2014

A friend and I built  a mini-greenhouse so I could start planting early. Planted in early May.