Peter, I am new to the network and your question is an interesting one. Living in community, inclusively and intentionally, requires acceptance and respect for each person in that community regardless of their physical and mental abilities and intellectual processes. I would suggest that how we treat the earth (and the birds, animals, plant life and fish) and all that is in it, requires the same inclusiveness. To disregard what sustains us is to fail to have respect for what is good. I would see permaculture as an example of including all that is good within our living space to the betterment of all. My thoughts, Craig.
Thanks Craig.. Although I don't know a whole lot about permaculture, I am seeing a lot of connections.
Wow Peter - I never saw this or Rebecca's post until today because of Craig's comment (Thanks Craig!). I've just created a Permaculture garden in my back yard becasue the ideas spoke to me so strongly. There are huge lessons for us to learn from Permaculture philosophy and practice. If you are still interested, let me know.
I just recently saw this post about Permaculture. The link, unfortunately, is no longer good. Is there a way to find this podcast? I looked in iTunes and couldn't find it. Do you remember the date?