Gallery: Utopian Permaculture Farms Look Like Fantastical Floating Isla...

The idea of a permaculture loop originates from the Aztecs- who sought to create self-sufficient farm systems. The multilayered floating farms draw energy from alternative resources, outfitted with solar receivers, wind turbines and wave turbines. Wastewater and rain water are filtered naturally, through either an algae farm and subsequent reactor, or through a filter system using zebra mussels, and then re-circulated to nourish the organic produce.

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  1. Hyncharas April 28, 2011 at 5:31 am

    I do have my own concept for a fleet of floating, sustainable cities (among other things) that would circumnavigate the globe, although even if I’ve never heard of Permaculture, I think it’s a lot closer to practical application than this approach might be.

  2. ecologicdesign April 27, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Umm. No. This is pretty much the antithesis of permaculture.

    Our techno-utopian fantasies do not provide real solutions for the present and tend to promote abdicating our responsibility to make the sufficient changes required in our society.

    Permaculture as I have studied, practiced and witnessed it offers REAL solutions for our present situation. Read about it and get your head out of the clouds – Earth is calling.

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