“There is no Sleepy Hollow on the Internet, no peaceful spot where contemplativeness can work its restorative magic. There is only the endless, mesmerizing buzz of the urban street.”
Nicholas Carr, from The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains (New York: Norton, 2010)
Sunday, February 26, 2012
On Friday, we had a guest speaker who talked about the importance of permacultures. I have never heard of one of these things before, I just thought that it would be good to grow my own veggies and don't use pesticides, but that's far from being more environmental friendly. Creating a sustainable environment for humans and agriculture will be a huge movement for this world. She described how they are slowly developing and I think it's a really cool idea. Thomas More should invest in creating a permaculture, and students can go out there and pick fresh veggies to make with their food. It seems more sensible to create this culture than to have a million different crops grow the one same thing because if one gets infected, the whole crop is. Then you have to start all over again, whereas a permaculture you grow a variety of things and if one gets infected, it's less likely that the others will get infected and you still have food to eat and beauty to look at. A permaculture can be created virtually anywhere, just like Penny pointed out that dandelions grow between the cracks of cement ..that life can be sustained mostly anywhere. Mother nature is pretty cool, and I think the development of these cultures would only benefit our world. Anything is better than nothing, for our world seems to be slowly deteriorating.