The CSIRO’s Ted Lefroy says it is not easy to measure how many aspects of permaculture have infiltrated mainstream environmental thinking and practice, but it is fair to say its influence has been profound.
“I think it’s been quite significant in its influence on broadacre agriculture, just take the two words of its origin, permanent and agriculture and look around Australia’s landscapes,” he said.
This interview by ABC radio’s Landline program by Tim Lee was first published 28/03/2004. It features Rod May, an organic farmer and the former mayor of Hepburn, Ted Lefroy of CSIRO’s Sustainable Ecosystems, Su Dennett and Maureen Corbett from Melliodora as well as David Holmgren. You can read it in full down the fold or at the ABC website.
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