Why "Growing Edge?"

Earth Hey! Life is amazing and if you aren't paying attention, it just may be passing you by. Slow down! Observe what is around you. Plant a garden. Make your own food. Create Beauty.

Welcome to our blog. We love discovering what Earth has to teach anyone willing to be on the Growing Edge of life.

--Denise Rushing, New Story Center
--Loretta McCarthy aka EarthWalker, Soulwork Adventures

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Intention

"Inspiration is not garnered from the litanies of what may befall us; it resides in humanity’s willingness to restore, redress, reform, rebuild, recover, reimagine, and reconsider." --Paul Hawken

Ethical Intention

The three statements of ethical intention for the practice of permaculture are:We set limits to consumption by taking only what we need, and by governing our own needs so that resources are set aside for Earth and others. The ethical intention is a statement of our most significant primary relationships and in some sense, what “right” or “good” relationship can be. The ethical intention of permaculture is the conscious dream or the desired fruit of our work. We imagine the world as we would like it to be.
Underlying this deepest intention of permaculture, is a personal decision or commitment to take responsibility for our own existence and that of future generations.
This decision is profound, and by making it, we find inner resources and give ourselves permission to learn and grow. By this commitment, to take responsibility for our own existence and that of future generations, we begin with a decision for our own existence.

We, thus, must begin this journey with ourselves our own inner being, inner authority, inner wisdom and deepest emotions, dreams and desires. In this ethical intention, we, by necessity, first open ourselves to a path of self-knowledge and growth.


Adapted from Mollison , B. (1988). PERMACULTURE: A Designers' Manual. Sisters Creek, Tasmania 7325, Australia: Tagari Publications. p. 2.

What is Permaculture?


Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is an ecological design framework inspired by living systems. The ethics, root practices and principles in permaculture can be applied to the garden, the farm, and indeed any living system including human structures.