Permaculture Curriculum

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The aim of these studies is to interweave and connect different topics with each other in order to decode the whole picture which we define as life on earth. The comprehension of each and every sector of our curriculum will help us build a fundamental understanding of life itself and its phenomenons that are visible to us human beings. We understand that all our investigation is limited by the subjective truth and conditioning of our human existence.

This curriculum presents a continuous moving target since it serves as an expression of our operation methods, which in return are based upon permaculture’s multidimensionality.

Basic understanding of Science

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Biology

Seeking the Truth

  • Truth as a guide for finding insights —> def. of truth

  • Truth as a the main principle for acquiring knowledge (=> Ego vs. Humility) —> humility serves as an awareness of the fact of “not-knowing”/ impartiality towards new insights

  • Objective Truth

  • Subjective Truth

  • Paradoxa analysis & resolution of contradictions

Human Being as a species

  • Human vs. Animal ( —> cross to Biology, Psychology)

  • Human & Nature/ What is the true nature of a human? (—> cross to evolution, culture technics, psychology)

  • Ethics / Morals

    • Definition

    • Function ( How are they useful? —> culture technics)

    • Ego / Individualism vs. Community & cooperation (—> culture technics)

    • Values/ ethics/ justice & equity

  • Problems of civilisation (money) (climat change) (propaganda)

  • History of civilisation

  • Solutions & answers (peace)

  • Spirituality (respect/mindfulness)

  • Daily habits of human beings: effect & cause of routine/ change/ concept of labour/ organisation/ order

  • Freedom

  • Individuality & diversity (in nature/ humankind/ redundancy)

History

  • Evolution

  • Human race

  • Ethnology

  • Culture technics

  • Geography

Systemtheory

  • Cyclic sequences ( including the meaning of spirals, yin/yang principles)

  • Recognition of fractals & pattern recognition ( —> cross to systems/ psychology/ history/ biology)

  • Paradoxa analysis & resolution of contradictions (—> cross to establishment of the truth/ systems/ psychology/ Language)

Psychology

  • Social psychology/ mass psychology

  • Functionality of the brain (—> cross to biology)

  • Tricks & magic (—> cross to history)

  • Manipulation & propaganda (functionality + usage —> cross to history)

Language

  • Language as a tool (—> cross to psychology)

  • Functionality of language / functionality of expression (—> cross to culture technics)

  • Language as a “barrier” (—> cross to brain/ psychology/ manipulation)

  • Impact of language on the process of thinking ( —> cross to biology)

  • Sense & nonsense of the idea of developing a new language ( pro’s and con’s —> cross to history)

> Open Question: Are there languages, which support a “better” thinking/ reasoning?

Everything is being connected to the PERMACULTURE FRAMEWORK

7 Domains of PC

  • Built Environment

  • Tools & Technology

  • Culture & Education

  • Health & Spiritual Well-Being

  • Finances & Economics

  • Land Tenure & Community

  • Land & Nature Stewardship

PC Principles:

  1. Observe and interact

  2. Catch and store energy

  3. Obtain a yield

  4. Apply self-regulation and accept feedback

  5. Use and value renewable resources & services

  6. Produce no waste

  7. Design from patterns to details

  8. Integrate rather than segregate

  9. Use small and slow solutions

  10. Use and value diversity

  11. Use edges and value the marginal

  12. Creatively use and respond to change

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