I'd like to continue the conversation I see that I've already started with the David Holmgren interview. It's a very short video, but quite informative.
In fact, after ruminating on the conversation we had during this evening's PLAN Council meeting I am beginning to think it's quite possible that people are not communicating so well yet, because we're all dealing with a systemic 'etymological' issue. While a rose by any other name is still just a rose, we all tend to get swept up into semantic discussion that leads all parties to think they're not speaking of the same thing, because we have too many names or ways to reference things.
Is it possible then under the premise we often start off thinking someone isn't on the same page as us, because A) we've truly been trained to think that way, and to expect an argument at every turn, and B) depending on your region you simply do call a coke a Coke in the West, and Coke in the South still begs the question, 'Which one Son?'
Are Permaculture, Sustainable living, Community Based Agriculture then really talking about the same process? I'm really curious what others think about this - or if they haven't what are your thoughts and feelings now on the subject matter?