In this video, the amazing Geoff Lawton, a great australian permaculture teacher, explains the differences of permaculture vs. Regenerative + Syntropic agriculture (food forests), aswell as what holistic management is and when to apply these different methodologies.
My feeling and conclusion:
Industrialized agriculture – developed in and after war, is highly concentrated and mechanized, relying on chemical inputs like fertilizers, pesticides and non-therapeutic antibiotics. However, Regenerative agriculture, which uses methods that protect the environment, public health, human communities and animal welfare, is gaining massive momentum!
There is no number 1 solution, There are many good ways, we always need to find the most harmonious and effective ways, that are suiting us. I love syntropic food forests, combined with and guided by biodynamic and permaculture principles.
Permaculture is The “Connectivity” between disciplines of regenerative and holistic principles.
Curated articles i got together for you about each topic.
> (im not a expert in any of these, im a learning and practising green thumb, who loves the earth and wants to contribute as much as possible to positive change on earth and inside humanity… i just know where to find the experts and love synthesising all regenerative and holistic Farming and food production systems)
Enjoy, Your green Thumb Benjy 🙂
Permaculture designs use “Ethical design science” and Regenerative, life accumulating systems – Ethical Fundamental Principles, that guide us, to connect the different Methods into a holistic, permanent Culture Design for specific uses.Green thumb
–> Landscapes, Lifestyle, Home, damms, Basics of Nature and patterns and so much more…
Organic Farming –> Regenerative Farming/Gardening without any synthetic fertiliser or chemicals.
- Syntropic agroforestry >explained
- Syntropy in Life –> Food Forests – evolved in Brasil –> commercialised, regenerative Food forests (straight lines usually)
- Regenerative farming (regenerating the earth, accumulating life, sequestering carbon, through Regenerative – Not distructive methods.) –>
- Holistic management > animal grasing in regenerative management. Moving like nature does.
Bio dynamic Farming– steiner and chinese’ philosophy (2000yrs old)
> working with the cycles of life, cosmic constellations (Moon, sun, saturn – our solar system)
> knowing about the energies and enhancing life, inviting life with specific preparations