“Order is found in things working beneficially together. It is not the forced condition of neatness, tidiness, and straightness, all of which are, in design or energy terms, disordered. True order may lie in apparent confusion . .

“Thus the seemingly-wild and naturally-functioning garden of a New Guinea villager is beautifully ordered and in harmony, while the clipped lawns and pruned roses of the pseudo-aristocrat are nature in wild disarray.

“Neatness, tidiness, uniformity, and straightness signify an energy-maintained disorder in natural systems.”

Permaculture: A Designer’s Manuel

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Author: manderson

I live in NYC.

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