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20 Permaculture Symbols for Global Storytelling

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    A Teachers Guide to:

    20 Permaculture Symbols for Global Storytelling

    Definitions:

    Permaculture – a set of design principles centered on whole systems thinking, simulating, or directly utilizing the patterns and resilient features observed in Nature. It promotes ethics and principles in a growing number of fields from regenerative agriculture, rewilding, and community resilience.

    Symbol – a thing that represents or stands for something else, especially a material object representing something abstract.

    Storytelling – describes the social and cultural activity of sharing stories, sometimes with improvisation or theatrics. Every culture has its own stories or narratives, which are shared as a means of entertainment, education, mythology, cultural preservation or instilling moral values.

    20 Permaculture Symbols for Global Storytelling

    Biochar is a symbol of transformation via fire for soil enrichment

    Rocket Stove is a symbol for heat and new community technology

    Seed ball is a symbol of doing more with less

    Food Forest is a symbol for community cooperation and food sharing

    Hearth is a symbol for the heart and the collective gathering spot for the household

    Tiny House is a symbol for doing more with less

    Yurt symbolizes the migratory impulse of Mankind and alternative shelter making

    Cob Bench is a symbol for natural building materials and for outdoor gatherings in Nature

    Pond symbolizes the feminine, of nurturement and creativity

    Moon is magic

    Bees are a symbol for collective action and preservation; a natural food source

    Lightening is light from darkness and God’s power in Nature

    Butterflies symbolize migration and Nature’s beauty

    Amazon Rain Forest is a symbol for home and destruction of civilization (paradox)

    Soil is a symbol for food for growing crops

    Fire Circle (see Hearth)

    Compost Pile is a symbol of transformation via water and heat for soil enrichment

    Harvest Table is a symbol for family and community

    Pot Luck is a symbol for sharing

    Wildfire is a symbol for capricious corporate behavior

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    “20 Permaculture Symbols” by William Paul

    willipaul1@gmail.com

    https://www.planetshifter.com/

     

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