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    In true old-school 'appropes-tech' style, Permaculture: A Rhymer's Manual will be available for a limited time on 12" vinyl! Includes all lyrics and beautiful full size artwork on classic record-y sleeve!

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Permaculture principle 1: Observe and Interact - Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The beginning of the design process.

lyrics

Everything you need
is right in front of you
When you learn to see
good things come to you

All you have to do is stop
and take a look around

Before you intervene
don’t do anything
Come to all your senses
They’ll tell you everything

First you have to learn to stop
and take a look around.

Take a look around
Listen to the sound
Why not take a whiff?
You’ll see much better if
you use more than just your eyes

Take a step outside
if you wanna know
What your soil is like
and what is gonna grow

All you have to do is stop
and take a look around

Take a look around
Get your hands into the ground
Don’t be scared of the dirt
it isn’t gonna hurt
and if you’re braver, try the flavour!

Take a handful of land
and go on, squeeze it in your hand
Then check out the display
If it stays together, it’s clay
and if it falls apart, it’s sand.

Take a look, take a look, take a look
read the landscape like a book
Interact, low impact, get your feedback when you

Take a look around
abundance will abound
The problem is the solution
just depends on your perception
gotta change yourself before the world

Take a look around
on the inside and the out
cos when you observe yourself
you see everything else
Make good use of it now.

credits

from Permaculture: A Rhymer's Manual - Album, released April 1, 2013
Charlie Mgee: Ukulele, vocals, body percussion

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Formidable Vegetable Sound System Fremantle, Australia

Experimental ‘ecological edutainment’ based around the principles of permaculture (a neat way to fix the world) mashing together ukulele with some electro-funk-swing, climate-change reggae, post-apocalypso and a decent serving of 'Radish Beets'.

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