Report: Mawddach Permaculture Group
IN RURAL WALES
an outline document produced by
the Mawddach Permaculture Group
- We are a small group of individuals
who have been meeting for over a year working on designing ecologically sustainable
communities in our area. Our attention has focussed on various topics, with
the driving force being the obvious need to change present unsustainable systems
of agriculture and forestry; these damage the earth, employ fewer and fewer
people and cost the British taxpayer vast sums of money.
- We envisage land use systems
based on ecologically and environmentally sound principles. We believe it
is possible to generate food production and forestry systems that would build
soils and communities rather than degrade and erode them. Industry would make
the best use of locally available resources and aim to provide the goods and
services needed by the community. The emphasis would be on self-reliance,
but there would also be trade in the export of surplus produce and locally
crafted/manufactured goods and the import of goods unavailable locally.
- We have presented our ideas under
a series of main headings. However, our work has lead us to the conclusion
that sustainable communities are best understood and developed as fully interconnected
systems. With this in mind, each main heading is followed by brief descriptions
showing links to other headings.
- This document as presented is
an outline only. Further details are available on all aspects of sustainable
development from the contact address given on this page.