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Permaculture Principles – thinking tools for an era of change

This is a website built around the work of one of the original Permaculture founders David Holmgren.    I think this provides a lot of good pointers, but I’ll admit I find most of permaculture to be more about self promotion than about getting us to live more in tune with our world.  Appreciating nature in it’s undisturbed glory is incredibly valuable, and once we, or those before us, stick our hands into it we are on a journey, and I don’t imagine a way back.  But that’s ok,  I can minimize the use of chemicals and the waste my family generates, I can rebuild soil for particular needs, I can even build habitat that supports a whole neighborhood…  In the end, we must develop practices that reflects our location in time and space…

Permaculture Principles – thinking tools for an era of change.


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Food is medicine, even medical schools get it

Listening to NPR this morning and I heard these people sounding like me…

“I think it’s forward thinking to view food as medicine,” he says. “That’s not something that’s really on our radar in medical education. But with the burden of disease in the United States being so heavily weighted with lifestyle disease, I think it’s a very, very logical next step.”

 

So-called lifestyle diseases mainly spring from bad habits, particularly bad eating habits. Think obesity or diabetes. Piper says the goal of this partnership between New Orleans, Louisiana-based Tulane and Johnson & Wales is to change the way doctors think about food. As far as the program’s creators know, it’s the first time a culinary school and a medical school have partnered like this.

See the rest of the transcript or listen to the story at:

Just What The Doctor Ordered: Med Students Team With Chefs : The Salt : NPR.

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