Permaculture on the edge: building an anti/despite/post-capitalist movement

by Rebecca Ellis This article was originally published on my blog on November 2017. It begins to lay out my thoughts for re-visioning permaculture as part of larger anti/despite/post-capitalist movements. … Continue reading Permaculture on the edge: building an anti/despite/post-capitalist movement

Permaculture for the People PODCAST!

I know it’s been very quiet here at the Permaculture for the People blog. I have spent much of the spring and summer doing fieldwork for my PhD research. Fieldwork … Continue reading Permaculture for the People PODCAST!

Permies of the world unite!

A manifesto for an internationalist permaculture movement Migration, the movement of people over landscapes, is, arguably, one of the defining characteristics of our species. Humans have moved over landscapes in … Continue reading Permies of the world unite!

Love is not enough

Is it true that “Love is all we need” and¬†“Love Trumps Hate”? These two slogans are common at protests these days. But I am here to say love is not … Continue reading Love is not enough

Happy New Year!!

  2017 was a difficult time for many people as well as for the Earth and her non-human inhabitants. We witnessed the intensification of climate chaos through hurricanes, wildfires, floods, … Continue reading Happy New Year!!

Urban Agriculture and the radical imagination of the possible

Urban Agriculture and the radical imagination of the possible As I explored in an earlier blog post, the lawn remains a powerful symbol of class domination, racism, and colonialism. Understanding … Continue reading Urban Agriculture and the radical imagination of the possible

Permaculture and activism, part 1

I am working on a presentation about permaculture as a social and environmental justice movement for this amazing conference Organizing Equality. For this presentation I have been doing some research … Continue reading Permaculture and activism, part 1

The Cheerios #bringbackthebees campaign is a greenwash

It seems that everyone on Facebook is sharing the news that Cheerios is giving away¬†wildflower seeds as part of their campaign to “bring back the bees”. While planting pollinator-loving plants … Continue reading The Cheerios #bringbackthebees campaign is a greenwash

Why decolonize permaculture?

Part of the purpose of this project is that I want to help radicalize the permaculture movement both in how it’s practiced and how it’s conceptualized. It’s a complicated issue, … Continue reading Why decolonize permaculture?