Have you thought about growing your own food in sustainable ways? From Wikipedia:
It’s interesting to consider the relevance of permaculture in the context of the paleo diet. Mark Sisson posed an important question on his blog recently: “Can paleo/primal feed the world?” – Part1, Part 2, Part 3. The answer? Probably not, if we’re employing the traditional means of utilising soil and animal husbandry. Sisson himself points out that we’d need to be prepared to eat more offal – and more plant foods – if we were to take a whole-world approach to paleo.
To get close to the potential of this, surely a more sophisticated approach is called for:
Permaculture draws from several other disciplines including organic farming, agroforestry, sustainable development, and applied ecology. “The primary agenda of the movement has been to assist people to become more self reliant through the design and development of productive and sustainable gardens and farms. The design principles which are the conceptual foundation of permaculture were
In considering the issue of permaculture and the paleo diet, I came across this charming little documentary. It’s actually three mini documentaries in one:
- FOREST GARDENING with Robert Hart
- PLANTS FOR A FUTURE with Ken Fern – a case study about Rural Permaculture in Britain, showcasing loads of amazing edible plants, aquaculture and flowers, as well as fantastic medicinal plants. Look out for a cure for female infertility that’s dropped in here!
- URBAN PERMACULTURE with Mike & Julia Guerra – a brilliant and inspiring documentary of permaculture techniques used effectively in an urban back garden
So – do you see a role for permaculture in sustaining the paleo diet? Have you started to grow your own food? Share your thoughts and experiences below!