Academy of Permaculture
5th August 2020

PDC day 6: Principle 5

Day 6: Principle 5 - Natural resources

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Over the last decades we have built food and energy systems which are completely reliant on cheap external inputs, especially in the shape of petrochemical inputs, this has undermined our sense of value of the energy from the natural world and created food systems which are essentially wy sof converting oil into food.

Principle 5 re-focuses our attention on the natural world, on valuing and utilizing the inputs and outputs of natural systems.

The group visited Treflach farm to explore how they are developing an integrated permaculture approach to farming.

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Views and atmosphere at Treflach, special day, so wonderful to finally meet much of the group in person. Paul captured teh farm tour and talks from Ian and Steve – will edit and post as time allows.

PDF Permaculture and energy lecture: from Climate change and peak oil to a new energy reality. Potentials and pitfalls. Supporting video to be posted.

Richard Heinberg briefly explains the law of limiting diminishing returns and looks at the implications for our energy supply.

Contemporary Africa music, big up your energy: Sampa the Great