Sunday, September 4, 2011

Day 2 of the 2011 Amman Permaculture Design Certificate Course

The day started off with enthusiastic attendees anxious to delve into the esoteric depths of Permaculture.
Geoff introduced us to the The Prime Directive of Permaculture and the Principles of natural systems and design. Permaculture is primarily a design for a sustainable, human-controlled support systems that sustains communities in harmony with nature and the environment.
By the end of the day it was noticeable that there was a significantly higher level of discussion, and it seems as if Geoff's prediction that we would become "infected with the Permaculture bug" is coming true.

It is interesting to note that the Quran states “He Who has spread out the earth for you and threaded roads for you therein and has sent down water from the sky: With it have We brought forth diverse kinds of vegetation. Eat and pasture your cattle; verily, in this are signs for men endued with understanding.” (Surah 20:53-54)

Surely it must be obvious to all 'men of understanding' that all such places that He has provided us are to be respected and maintained in a pristine manner for future generations.

Location:Amman, Jordan