AND NOW: Oregon Criminalizes Permaculture – Claims state Ownership Over All Rainwater – Ponds And Swales Restricted – Jail Time For Violators

What if government is getting totally out of control?

Oregon criminalizes permaculture; claims state ownership over all rainwater – ponds and swales restricted – jail time for violators (Natural News, July 29, 2012):

There’s nothing more refreshing than standing in a cool, summertime rain shower. Or bathing in the warm sunlight on a crisp spring day. Or inhaling the cool autumn air, fresh with the scent of turning leaves and pine needles. These things — rainwater, sunlight, air — have long been assumed to be not only free, but un-claimable. You can’t claim to own the sunlight that falls on my front yard, for example. A corporation can’t claim intellectual property ownership over the air that you breathe and demand you pay a royalty for inhaling.

But today, Jackson County, Oregon says it owns YOUR rainwater, and the county has sentenced a man to 30 days in jail and fined him over $1500, for the supposed “crime” of collecting rainwater on his own property.

The man’s name is Gary Harrington, and he owns over 170 acres of land in Jackson County. On that land, he has three ponds, and those ponds collect rainwater that falls on his land. Common sense would say Gary has every right to have ponds with water on his 170 acres of land, but common sense has been all but abandoned in the state of Oregon.

Much like California, Oregon is increasingly becoming a collectivist state. You didn’t build that! The government built that! You don’t own that! The government owns that! That rainwater that just fell on your land? That’s the government’s rainwater, and you’re going to jail if you try to steal from the government!

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Permaculture Is Real, But Sepp Holzer Is A Fraud, Who Is Only In For The Money

As much as I loved the idea that ‘originals’ like Sepp Holzer exist, which is why I have posted these videos …

Sepp Holzer on Permaculture: Farming with Terraces and Raised Beds

Sepp Holzer: Permaculture – Farming With Nature

… I have to tell you about the following book.

Sepp Holzer fans would be very good advised to study this carefully documented book.

And this book is not just about one personal dispute or vendetta of Gertrud Barrada with Sepp Holzer.

If you haven’t read it you would probably not believe it.

On the other hand if you have read it then Sepp Holzer must be a documented  dabbler, a liar, a criminal (also against nature), a thief, a destroyer and a fraud, who is only in for the money.

The problem is that the book is in German.


– Bittere Ernte: Mut zur Wahrheit – Eine Frau packt aus

@ there are only expensive used books available:

 Bittere Ernte: Mut zur Wahrheit – Eine Frau packt aus