Permaculture is a system of intensively designed agriculture intended to mimic the natural processes and arrangement of forests in order to provide a sustainable food source and maintain the biodiversity of our local, regional and global ecologies. The principles of permaculture as designated by Bill Mollinson have a wider application to our social relations, and in many ways mirror the ambitions of anarchism – especially of the green shade. The following explores how his ideas on care for people, the earth and setting limits to consumption can sustain humanity through the coming period known as energy descent.
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Within libertarian circles the popularity of the paleolithic diet is exploding. The logic behind the primal blueprint is simple: for 200,000 years paleolithic man subsisted on a hunter-gatherer diet; agricultural living is a recent phenomena; the transition to a grain-based diet has had deleterious effects on human health. This rediscovery of my ancestral diet begs the question: what else about the paleolithic lifestyle should I be emulating?