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Food prices have hit their highest ever point this year, and we'll be seeing more and more local food production happening.
History has shown time and time again that civilizations have risen and fallen based on the quantity and health of their topsoil. Since food is the basis of civilization and topsoil is the basis of food this is not a difficult concept to understand. What is difficult to understand is why we continue to follow the same patterns as past civilizations: de-forest, plow, crop, irrigate, and graze until the soil can no longer support life.While this pattern has historically lead to collapse we have managed to perpetuate it by introducing a petroleum-based agricultural system which grows food in lifeless soil.
The following is a write-up of a seminar in Toronto on April, 1st, 2010. I am going to give you an outline of what permaculture is, how permaculture design is done and how it can be applied to urban environments.
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