Building Community Through Permaculture

Mark Lakeman is a design activist who works with the City Repair Project in Portland, OR. He helps create beautiful spots built and designed with residents providing a place for people to come together and reconnect in communities.

Building Community Through Permaculture
an Interview with Mark Lakeman

We’ve been conquered so many times that we don’t even remember what’s happened. We are so out of touch from making our own habitat that we don’t know the difference.  I was looking for patterns of societies that helped them to be connected to their environment, to their climate and to each other which is exactly what permaculture is.
So in a way I went in a back door in order to discover permaculture. That was through travel and investigating indigenous settlement patterns with the eye of a planning and architecture background.
— Mark Lakeman
Read the Complete Article on Permaculture News

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Ted Talk from 2014