To put it simply: permaculture just makes sense. What does not make sense is dumping chemicals on food-producing plants. It doesn’t make sense to spray weed killers on food. It doesn’t make sense to use petroleum-based fertilizers — that kill the soil — to produce food. These methods do produce short-term gains, but at what cost to future generations? Permanent agriculture through the use of perennials and reseeding annuals has the potential to replace these destructive means of producing food. The future, our collective future, depends on it.