COVID-19 — PERMACULTURE RESPONSES
QUESTIONS for DISCUSSION on UNDERSTANDING & RESPONSES
USING PERMACULTURE PRINCIPLES
1) Observe & Interact – creatively interact with people and the planet
The 1st step is to observe and collect information on our time and place, given the spread of a very infectious but not that lethal virus.
What is happening, and what are the direct impacts of this coronavirus on people, government policy and businesses. Given the rapid (hard and fast) roll out of a ‘suppression’ lockdown approach, how are people responding, how effective and well thought out is the government response as we go through this lockdown? What is happening at a local community level, and where are there gaps in information and support?
What are the initial reactions and how diverse are they? How can we personally improve our access to information?
2) Recognise Patterns & Pulses – the patterns of natural processes and their pulse dynamic
The 2nd step is to use pattern recognition to provide a wholistic overview and an understanding of the particular system dynamics of this virus/lockdown bio-social ecosystem.
What can we foresee about the longer term implications of this ‘suppression’ lockdown approach and how people, governments and businesses are going to respond as the lockdown continues? (A ‘mitigation’ community empowerment approach would be very different in actions and consequences)
What are the likely longer term consequences, especially those that are not been recognised or thought about by governments or the financial/corporate elite? (From what we can tell.)
What are some likely changes in the patterns of responses?