永續農業體驗 Experiencing Permaculture

儘管現代文明帶來創造,卻引起許多全球危機,包括能源消耗、物種滅絕、環境污染等問題。聯合國於2015年通過了《2030年可持續發展議程》,並就着自然環境、生物、社會制度、糧食生產、生活條件及平等公義等範疇,提出17個可持續發展目標(Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs)。各個目標表面上獨立成章,實則互為牽引。

農業作為糧食生產的行業,以致社會文明發展的基礎,發展可持續農業是扭轉當今嚴峻局勢的其一關鍵項目。以整全的角度審視自然及社會的永續農業,大概可為大家提供一些探索的思路。

永續農業(Permaculture)一詞,是由「永恆」(permanent) 和「農業」(agriculture)兩字合併而成,是一套與自然相處的學問。透過對自然界的觀察、了解和分折,設計出各種永續發展方案,照顧現代及未來社會的需要。而永續農業的精神不僅落於發展一套可平衡糧食生產與環境保育的農業體系上,還可套用在文化、社會、經濟等不同發展領域之中,甚至可在個人生活層面中落實,實踐一套更符合永續原則的生活模式。

Although modern civilization brings about inventions, it also leads to numerous global challenges, including energy depletion, species extinction, and environmental pollution. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly since 2015 in which 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were set for such dimensions as natural habitat, ecological diversity, social and political system, food production and security, living condition, equality and justice. These goals may seem independent from each other, but are actually interrelated.

Agriculture contributes to food production and is also the foundation of modern civilizations. Developing sustainable agriculture is of paramount importance to alleviate the pressing global challenges. Permaculture, with its holistic understanding of nature and society, may offer us some insights in our pursuit of sustainability.

The word “permaculture” is made up of “permanent” and “agriculture”. It is a study of how humans may coexist with nature. Permaculture designs are developed based on careful observation, thorough understanding and comprehensive analysis of nature to cater to the needs of present and future generations. Permaculture principles can be applied not only to establishing a food production system with balanced consideration for food security and environmental protection, but also to cultural, natural, and economical dimensions. The principles may also be realized in our personal life, so we may develop a lifestyle more in line with sustainability.

 

第一集:農業與可持續發展

Episode 1: Agriculture and Sustainable Development

內容簡介:本集將會探討學習農業知識與經典閱讀和可持續發展的關聯。

Synopsis: A brief introduction of the connection between agriculture, classics reading and sustainable development

講者:李明博士

Speaker: Dr. LI Ming, Kenneth

 

第二集:永續農業原則

Episode 2: Permaculture Principles

內容簡介:本集將會簡略介紹永續農業的理念和設計原則。

Synopsis: Permaculture ethics and design principles are introduced

講者:陳諾文先生

Speaker: Mr. CHAN Eugene

 

第三集:永續農業設計

Episode 3: Permaculture Design

內容簡介:本集將討論永續農業的設計原則如何在農田規劃上應用。

Synopsis: Application of permaculture design principles in farmland planning is illustrated

講者:陳諾文先生

Speaker: Mr. CHAN Eugene

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