It has been my experience that passion and inspiration can motivate you and take you a long way. That’s not to say that knowledge and skill aren’t important, but rather are the tools that require the fuel that drive them. Quotes can be that fuel! They can create a spark that can start a fire deep inside and take you far. These are some of my favorite permaculture quotes.
Geoff Lawton Quotes
You can solve all the world’s problems in a garden.Geoff Lawton
Geoff Lawton went on to add to this quote by saying, “And, when I say ‘garden,’ I mean permaculture designed food-forest ecosystems that can provide for all of our human needs while restoring nature.” (https://twitter.com/geofflawton_/status/1091755644166787077)
“If you’re not having fun you have the design wrong”Geoff Lawton
Bill Mollison Quotes
Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex,Bill Mollison
the solutions remain embarrassingly simple
The greatest change we need to make is from consumption to production, even if on a small scale, in our own gardens. If only 10% of us do this, there is enough for everyone.Bill Mollison
This quote from Bill Mollison is a favorite of mine personally because of the awareness it provides on the impact of doing something, even on a small scale. When you think what you’re doing in your garden isn’t significant and making a difference, this quote can open your eyes to the truth.
You don’t have a snail problem, you have a duck deficiency.Bill Mollison
The only ethical decision is to take responsibility for our own existence and that of our children.Bill Mollison
Toby Hemenway Quotes
Permaculture gives us a toolkit for moving from a culture of fear and scarcity to one of love and abundanceToby Hemenway
Permaculture has done as much or more to change my mindset as it has done to change my property. As Toby Hemenway says here, it “gives us a toolkit” through its principles and teachings that can be used to change our lives.
David Holmgren Quotes
Traditional agriculture was labour intensive, industrial agriculture is energy intensive, and permaculture-designed systems are information and design intensive.David Holmgren
Other Thought Provoking Permaculture Quotes
We abuse land because we see it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.Aldo Leopold
Despite all our achievements, we owe our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.Paul Harvey
The natural world is built upon common motifs and patterns. Recognizing patterns in nature creates a map for locating yourself in change, and anticipation what is yet to come.Sharon Weil
Observe Nature thoroughly rather than labour thoughtlessly.Masanobu Fukuoka
Permaculture is revolution disguised as organic gardening.Graham Burnett
Adopting permaculture in your garden could be the first step towards limiting your personal consumption and planning your life to become more creative as time goes by.Graham Bell
These are beautiful quotes that can certainly inspire and motivate one to believe and strive to make a difference in the world if only you will take the time to meditate on them for a moment.
Are there any that you find inspiring that are not on this list? Share them in the comments.
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