Herb Whisperer Farm: Permaculture Principles and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Cultivating a holistic environmental politics and regenerative sustainability practice is one of the great challenges of our time. Part of this cultivation prompts us to network with leaders in the practice of sustainability transitions and learn from on-the-ground projects that are doing this work. One of these projects is the Herb Whisperer farm, an hour north of Beijing in China, run by the “Herb Whisperer” himself, Thomas Avery Garran.

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International Relations of Permaculture: Phases of Cooperation-Building

International cooperation is an ongoing process which tends to develop over three main phases: setting the agenda, negotiating an agreement, and strengthening cooperation. PNBS is proceeding in just this manner. The take-home messages from comparisons with other international agreements are the need for patience, negotiation and practical compromise.

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