I recently read a post that described Self-Sufficiency as “Isolationist” in comparison to Permaculture, which describes itself as “Community Based”. The comment took me by surprise! For the past four decades, I have been living “Self-Sufficiently” and frankly, I can’t see the difference between what I do and what Permaculture advocates.
For instance, Permaculture claims three core beliefs:
- Care for the Earth so that all life systems can survive and thrive because, without a healthy Earth, Humans cannot flourish.
- Care for the People so that everyone can access those resources needed for their existence.
- Share the surplus back int…