As an engineer, permaculture seemed like engineering to me but with an ethical approach. The engineering that I had done for the past ten years was not ethical in any sense of the word, it was development for developments sake. I enjoyed the work of designing I just hated what I had to design.
So designing something that worked with nature was a breath of fresh air for me. It changed my life. That’s easy to write and it sounds philosophical but now I realize that it was the changes that I was already going through that led me to permaculture. If it had come along before I would have probably just not have even noticed. I wouldn’t have been ready for it.