Floating Permaculture is a polemic utopian statement by Dietmar Koering, which explores creating a system in the North Sea to connect renewable energy, rainwater capture, natural ways of cleaning grey water, organic food production and re-circulating hydroponics.
The research is widely based on the argument that, in the past, fatal errors were made when mankind developed its “permanent culture”. Humans act as parasites, taking resources from the environment – in many cases in much larger amounts than nature and the environment can stand. Moreover, the different areas and processes required to gain the essentials to support human life are not systematically or synergistically combined. Energy is converted into food with the aid of mechanized agriculture. First: frugality must be paramount. Second: better and more efficient systems need to be developed to source the basics for human needs. Read the rest of this entry »