What’s wrong with permaculture design courses? Brazilian lessons for agroecological movement-building in Canada

  title={What’s wrong with permaculture design courses? Brazilian lessons for agroecological movement-building in Canada},
  author={Marie-Jos{\'e}e Massicotte and Christopher Kelly-Bisson},
  journal={Agriculture and Human Values},
This paper focuses on the centrality of permaculture design courses (PDCs) as the principal sociopolitical strategy of the permaculture community in Canada to transform local food production practices. Building on the work of Antonio Gramsci and political agroecology as a framework of analysis, we argue that permaculture instruction remains deeply embedded within market and colonial relations, which orients the pedagogy of permaculture trainings in such a way as to reproduce the basic elements… 

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