With a range of social factors such as the epidemic and the war in Ukraine, the supply chain for agricultural production in Australia and energy issues have also received a heavy blow. Food storage patterns have led to a rethinking of the sustainability of agricultural systems.

Permaculture offers obvious benefits, with high yields and more environmentally friendly and sustainable land conservation than traditional agriculture methods. Meanwhile, Permaculture is better at linking ecosystems to people’s lives, but this still comes with many planning challenges.

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Produced By: Kian Ronay

Featured In Story: Christopher Sauer, PhD student, University of Queensland , and Mark Brown, Permaculture expert, Purplepear farms

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 7 December 2022