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What are the parallels between how we treat an individual with a life-limiting illness, and how we treat a planet with a climate crisis? This is the question that Graham Truscott posed during his workshop on ‘Permaculture as palliative care’ at the National Permaculture Convergence. He has been exploring whether permaculture practices can be seen as a form of palliative care for a planet whose biosphere is in a state of life-threatening crisis.
The Permaculture Scotland Gathering 2020 - Landscape Banner

2020 is shaping up to be a bumper year of events in the permaculture world, both here in Britain and for the global movement as a whole.

A combination of forces has now brought the ‘climate emergency’ to mass public attention. Banks, corporations and governments are climbing on board daily as I write, lining up to fight the War on Carbon. Suddenly, we find ourselves in a situation, where moments ago ecological concerns were sidelined and now it’s official: there is an emergency; “our house is on fire”. How do we adapt to this change?
Children around a blackboard with bees on it in chalk
Romanian born permaculture educator, artist, linguist and chef Claudiu Oprea talks about how Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share in Education: The Children in Permaculture Manual has influenced his work in India.