This page is a place to put my thoughts on Permaculture coming from a Torah perspective and implemented with a Torah Gated Community.
Lately I’ve become greatly fascinated with permaculture and I perceive that the adoption of this life style to be so huge and impactful on one’s life style that it demands a “Torah Reality Check” before I go forward. Combining my ideas on a Torah Gated Community, another hugely impactful life changer, with permaculture is bigley huge.
I would feel a lot more comfortable on a topic that is important to me if I can see parallels in scripture, asking relevant and thought provoking questions seems prudent.
1 God Creates man
26 And God said, Let us make man אָדָם a·Dam in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Genesis 1:26-27
Jacob aka Israel can be understood to mean stuggles with God and man i.e. he strugles with the descendants of esau aka Edom אֱדוֹם ie·Dom
Man comes from the ground. הָאֲדָמָה Ha·'a·da·Mah.
2 Man's essence
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Genesis 2:7
3 Man's commission from God
And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. Genesis 2:15
4 Naked, but covered by YHVH and not ashamed
And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. Genesis 2:25
5 Naked, but Uncovered by YHVH and ashamed
And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. Genesis 3:7
A maxim of permaculture is that nature always want's to be covered, therefore no tilling
The knowledge of biblical permaculture was lost on man
Israel is promised a blessed land flowing with milk and honey if they keep the Torah
Israel is warned to not follow the ways of the Caananites else the land will spew them out. Do not defile the land
Judah was kicked out of the land because they ignored the Land Sabbath
99 does it fit well with the Mission Statement?
"Fixing this world (earth) according to the Kingdom of El Shaddai" seems very relvant to permaculture practices