muses of the moment

December 13, 2012

Permaculture-Chinampas

Filed under: Permaculture — totallygroovygirlfriday @ 12:04 pm

Since everyone is into the Mayan thing lately. It’s a cycle, not a time to panic. Mayans are actually looking forward to it. During this last cycle, their civilization was overridden by Spanish/European disease and destruction. They are hoping for something better in this cycle.

Here’s something that could benefit everyone in the next cycle! Chinampas. The system of Chinampas in Central and South America supported up to 7 crops a year and fed large Native American civilizations (there are estimates now that the Amercias had more people than Asia and Europe combined) that prospered beyond belief for over 1000 years, until smallpox took them down.

Chinampas is a form of permaculture. Click here for an explanation.

Anyone who says we have to have contemporary industrial/chemical agriculture to survive is nuts.

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2 Comments »

  1. They didn’t spend money they didn’t have on massive sewage treatment facilities, either. They spread it around and let nature do what it has always done. No carbon tax!

    Comment by Lore — December 13, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

  2. Lore,

    Too true.

    gg

    Comment by totallygroovygirlfriday — December 14, 2012 @ 8:42 pm


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