Learning from Nature
Learning from Nature
From the moment we open our eyes for the first time and throughout life we are learning constantly. We are primarily taught and inspired by teachers in school, our parents, friends and others. The specific environment we grow up in also has an impact on who we become, some of us grew up on the countryside, some in the city, some in a village or some , somewhere completely else. Most of us go to school and learn about the world and some of us see the world with our own eyes by travelling when we get older.
We have come further away from the pure nature we once knew. It is very common today to believe that humans are smarter than nature. However, this has been acknowledged and there are many people out there who are trying to bring it back in different ways that can fit in to the modern society. To mention one of them is James Lovelock and the Gaia theory. He has created this theory based on holistic science for people to understand that we are a part of the earth and what we do on it affects it as it is a living organism just like ourselves. Gaia means Mother Earth.
When we understand that we are living on a living organism and that we are all a part of nature, an interest for taking care of it and learn more appears and maybe some open their eyes for permaculture. Permaculture observes the natural ecosystem and working with it in agriculture and social design. The design is looking at plants and animals in all their functions and does not treat anything as a single product. In permaculture you observe the nature as it is and imitate that into a design.
More and more people are getting involved in nature, how to take more care of it and how to come closer to it. It doesn’t have to be a theory to study to be able to connect with nature. Nature is life, its everywhere! Open the door and go out there and see what YOU can learn from nature and how YOU can come closer to what is more natural. Let the nature be your greatest teacher and don’t forget to keep nature, because nature is gift from god to us.