Permaculture consultant Geoff Lawton speaks at a TEDx event in San Francisco about the importance of permaculture, the interconnectedness of all biological and ecological systems, and the need for "eco-systemic" design to advance human culture and sustainability for future generations.
a particular stage of civilization defined by the way people relate to the land and to each other
I do not think that the measure of a civilization
is how tall its buildings of concrete are,
but rather how well its people have learned to relate
to their environment and fellow man.
-Chippewa medicine man, Sun Bear