Aesthetics

There are a number of intangible benefits to permaculture such as the beauty of the system and the value of its biodiversity.  While it is true that there are economic benefits to biodiversity, flowers, and a landscape filled with plants and animals year-round; why must a landscape justify its existence financially?  When did the owl lose his rights to exits unless he hunts something that is a pest to humans?  When did bees have to start paying rent by pollinating poisoned crops; only to have the food they gathered in the process stolen later?  It should not surprise us that our society is filled with a landscape of homogeneity and monocultures; lawns, fields, and subdivisions; it is the natural result of our culture and economy.

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