Move to Organic Agriculture And Encourage Permaculture

Move to Organic Agriculture And Encourage Permaculture

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Shah Peerally started this petition to United Nations and

The world is on the brink of major climate change  because we have depleted every single resources at an alarming rate. We have actually abused and raped our environment to almost a point of no return. Agriculture accounts for much of the green house effects and environmental disasters. Our wrong ways to cultivate land, over use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides have slowly killed the soil, the plants and eventually human kind. To this chaos, came a solution based on an ancient way of farming now known as Permaculture. In fact, Permaculture is now is more a permanent culture than just agriculture. It is a complete way of life. 

Permaculture is probably one of the most viable solution to save us from many environmental and health disasters. It is probably the only way to attain sustainability in harmony with nature. As the recent Monsanto case from San Francisco aka Monsanto Papers have shown, we are being hurt by chemicals and the Monsanto case  has become a new eye opener. The Monsanto Papers (see video) shows that we are just probably being manipulated to believe that herbicides, chemical fertilizers, and pesticides are actually safe. But they are not. Even if safe, it is destroying the environment. Let us try permaculture or at least encourage more farmers to look into it! It is actually less costly and will pay off in the future. 

What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a system of agricultural and social design principles centered around simulating or directly utilizing the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems. The term permaculture was developed and coined by David Holmgren, then a graduate student at the Tasmanian College of Advanced Education's Department of Environmental Design, and Bill Mollison, senior lecturer in Environmental Psychology at University of Tasmania, in 1978. The word permaculture originally referred to "permanent agriculture", but was expanded to stand also for "permanent culture", as it was understood that social aspects were integral to a truly sustainable system as inspired by Masanobu Fukuoka’s natural farming philosophy.

It has many branches that include, but are not limited to, ecological design, ecological engineering, environmental design, and construction. Permaculture also includes integrated water resources management that develops sustainable architecture, and regenerative and self-maintained habitat and agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems.

Mollison has said: "Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system."

The 12 principles of permaculture most commonly referred to are first described by David Holmgren in his book Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability (2002). They include: Observe and Interact, Catch and Store Energy, Obtain a Yield, Apply Self Regulation and Accept Feedback, Use and Value Renewable Resources and Services, Produce No Waste, Design From Patterns to Details, Integrate Rather Than Segregate, Use Small and Slow Solutions, Use and Value Diversity, Use Edges and Value the Marginal, and Creatively Use and Respond to Change.

(Wikipedia)

Permaculture is not only the best solution but is less labor intensive than conventional agriculture. As such it should be easy to adopt. Once it's set, it almost runs on its own.  It is time to make permaculture the normal way to grow food. Please join hands and sign this petition to encourage government of the world to move to this old but newly revived way of agriculture known as permaculture. It will be the best gift we can give to the next generation....please help! Thank you.

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