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Sixstrings wrote: the hope of permaculture -- but as we've discussed before on this forum, I wonder how many people you can really feed that way.
Ludi wrote:Yes, labor is a problem if we expect permaculture to feed an urban society. There's also the problem of the harvests of food forests not being easily stored and transported as grain is. A significant percentage of the population would have to live where they get their food, as mentioned in the video. The present world trend is away from the countryside and into the cities.
Ludi wrote:One of the permaculture practitioners in the film states that 5 times as many people can be fed per unit of land for permaculture compared to conventional agriculture.
Sixstrings wrote:Ludi wrote:One of the permaculture practitioners in the film states that 5 times as many people can be fed per unit of land for permaculture compared to conventional agriculture.
I'm suspicious of that number.. maybe it works out like that on paper, but has *anyone* actually got a LARGE SCALE commercial permaculture food garden going? Has anyone done that yet, anywhere in the whole world?
Until someone does, this is still all theoretical.
Narz wrote:careinke wrote:"Large Scale commercial permaculture" is an oxymoron.
How about the part that neither you nor Ludi explained satisfactorily to Narz?careinke wrote:Narz wrote:careinke wrote:"Large Scale commercial permaculture" is an oxymoron.
I thought Ludi explained it rather well. What part didn't you understand?
pstarr wrote:'Why?' seems to me to be a reasonable question, when the logical consequence is that a "large-scale" portion of humanity will not be fed with permaculture techniques.
Narz wrote:What do you think of vertical farming?
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