PRI New Zealand (Koanga Institute)
PRI New Zealand (Koanga Institute)
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Commenced:
01/01/1987
Submitted:
03/08/2011
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
96 Kotare Road, Wairoa, Hawkes Bay, NZ
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+64 6 8386269
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www.koanga.org.nz
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Mediterranean





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The Process of Co-Evolution

Project: PRI New Zealand (Koanga Institute)

The more I learn about living simply; about Permaculture Design, about seeds, gardening, food, nutrition, animals and about health and the regeneration of our soils, epigenetics and our own DNA, the more I realize our ‘challenge’ is all about “stepping

The more I learn about  living simply; about Permaculture Design, about seeds, gardening, food, nutrition, animals and about health and the regeneration of our soils, epigenetics and our own DNA, the more I realize our ‘challenge’  is all about “stepping back into that circle of co-evolution’.

We understand now something of how the life in the soil communicates with and helps to grow strong healthy plants and animals, and we are understanding and seeing now how nutritionally dense plants and animal food communicates with human DNA to create healthy people. I’m also beginning to get a glimpse of how healthy people can have the ability to complete the circle and communicate with their own environment in a way that benefits and strengthens the whole.

We are an expression of the sum total of all the energy transactions we are and have been connected to … we are an expression of our very own environment!

It is easy to see how destroying the queen bee in a beehive, that has been made by the hive as a whole as part of the process of co evolution, and replacing her with one of our own design or selection, removes that bee hive from the process of co evolution, from the process where by the bees change in relation to their own environment, to retain their strength.

It is also easy enough to see how genetically engineering seeds or even creating F1 hybrids does a similar thing. It stops the ability of the seeds to be in that everlasting, ever changing process of co -evolution with their own environment.

It is easy to see how choosing to inseminate our dairy herds semen from a narrow range of bulls selected for maximum financial return to shareholders, takes our dairy herds out of that process of co evolution where things evolve in a way that strengthens the whole.

I’m realizing more how we do the same thing when we buy or eat food that comes from somebody else’s environment ( eg  china!), or when we eat processed food ( cheezels! etc ) that our bodies can not ‘read’ as real food... or food that contains ingredients our bodies can not ‘read’ ( like industrial vegetable oils), or even simply when we eat devitalized food that is not in season or nutritionally dense.

Now is the time to redesign our lives, (using Permaculture Design, and other methods eg Holistic Management) so that we can get back into that age old process of co-evolution with our environment.

The Internship Programs run by the Koanga Institute are all about giving students the experience and skills to redesign their lives with a focus in the field of their choice (from a range we offer), creating a positive response from their environment, and a stronger and more resilient ‘whole’! (a PDC is a pre requisite for these internships). See koanga.org.nz for more details.

 

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