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zod wrote

My only apprehension with permaculture is that it's owned by someone and you need to pay to get certified. I wish there were a more libre and anarchist alternative.

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tnstaec wrote

Getting certified isn't necessary, unless you're trying to build a resume/CV. Most of the key books have been pirated. I should add some links to those. There's a lot of people that do work-trade or scholarships for workshops or PDCs for people that can't afford it.

In my ~8 years experience in permaculture the hardest buy-in is the land itself. Parts of the permaculture community are trending towards neo-feudalism. This is really depressing because when permaculture was first developed it was seen as an alternative to both the capitalist and state communist systems. And there's a current of antiauthoritarianism. Unfortunately these days that often gets channelled into capitalist "libertarianism".

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DeathToAmerica wrote

Unfortunately these days that often gets channelled into capitalist "libertarianism".

Just in the US, or worldwide?

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tnstaec wrote

It seems to be mainly in the US. The 4-5 main people I know promoting it are all American at least.

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glokaya_kuzdra wrote

For what it's worth, I see more of a biocentric deep ecologist influence on permaculture than I do with market fundamentalism.