Sunday, February 7, 2010

Permaculture in China and the third world

China of all places is practicing Permaculture. Yes, the country that gases their crops with insecticide to the point where Beekeepers refuse to put their hives near certain regions of the country. When people offering your pollination services won't get you to pay for their hives making honey, you have a problem. Farms in these areas have actually resorted to paying people to hand pollinate their crops.

This was an inspiring video to watch. It's not about those industrious farms that maintain the fertility of their crops with the aid of chemicals. It's about the poorer areas. Not just in China but Ethiopia and Ruanda. China is the prettiest example of results but it's great to see this practice could work just about anywhere.