Jan 20, 2015

What is our ecological function on the Earth?

Through research and investigation every plant and animal on the earth has been categorized for its characteristics and ecological functions. Every animal except human beings. What is the ecological function of mankind on the Earth?

Having studied and designed agricultural ecosystems as well as sustainable homesteads, I have come to the conclusion that the ecological function of mankind is to raise the carrying capacity of our planet. We can by good design and good decisions actually increase the availability of food, clean water, clean air, and the resources for a comfortable lifestyle.

On my own homestead and on those I have designed it is obvious that it does not take much effort to create a self sustaining and resilient food production system. It is a system that over-yields and can feed many more people than those occupying the land. It is also a system that feeds all the plants and organisms that support it. The principles of permaculture, holistic management, and a restorative culture make possible the vision to create a new future where everybody gets fed.

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