The Problem is the Solution

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“The problem is the solution” is one of the key principles of permaculture – a design strategy (and philosophy) for creating self-perpetuating, sustainable (i.e. zero-waste) systems. Making a problem into a solution could look like this: instead of seeing a pile of rubble/rocks as an undesirable burden, ask “how is this rubble/rocks useful?”Potential uses could include making a rock garden or pathway. But we might not come up with an answer to this question if we don’t first think to ask it. See no problems, only solutions (a “re-allocation of resources”) and nothing goes to waste!

(image: Pinnacle (Near Hamburg, PA))

Written by jmalsky

December 30, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Posted in Philosophy

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  1. What a great approach.

    Daniel Rosenberg

    January 3, 2012 at 11:43 pm

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