Interview with EcoAlchemist Willi Paul: Permaculture, New Myths and the Search for Sacred. Arts In The Valley, KY0S 1480 AM, Merced, CA. Kim McMillon, Host. 3/19.
Hear Willi’s interview starting at time point 35:50.
From the radio show web site:
His work focuses on the what is sacred to us, the community building power of permaculture and the transformative energy in the new alchemy (incl: soil, sound, digital) and global mythologies.
Permaculture is an approach to designing human settlements and agricultural systems that are modeled on the relationships found in natural ecologies.
Permaculture is sustainable land use design. This is based on ecological and biological principles, often using patterns that occur in nature to maximize effect and minimize work. Permaculture aims to create stable, productive systems that provide for human needs, harmoniously integrating the land with its inhabitants. The ecological processes of plants, animals, their nutrient cycles, climatic factors and weather cycles are all part of the picture.
Inhabitants’ needs are provided for using proven technologies for food, energy, shelter and infrastructure. Elements in a system are viewed in relationship to other elements, where the outputs of one element become the inputs of another. Within a Permaculture system, work is minimized; “wastes” become resources, productivity and yields increase, and environments are restored. Permaculture principles can be applied to any environment, at any scale from dense urban settlements to individual homes, from farms to entire regions.”