Ecological Economics

Ecology is the study of Natures’ ‘house-keeping’ systems, whilst economy is the study of the ‘house-keeping’ systems of humans, ie. where & how we live.
For our economic models and practices to be effective and have a true meaning for all of humanity on a long-term basis, (long-term meaning for future generations), they need to be in alignment with the ecology of our planet, the place we live.

Ayana in the field

At Evje Gård, we are intent on finding ways for this alignment to occur.
A farm is an ecosystem that consists of the mineral, plant, animal and human ‘worlds’, plus metaphysical overlaps that connect and interact with these worlds.

One organisms’ death is necessary for another organisms’ life – this is just how it is.
This system of co-existence and interdependence needs to be considered whilst learning how to cultivate the soil, sow the seeds, harvest the crops and provide for our needs.

Aneta making dinner

If we update our attitude & approach to the cycles of life and death, wherein we treat every life form or ‘world’ with the value it truly has, the ecological facts and true economic parameters can be viewed together.
This wider view will enable us to effectively deal with the cause of the many challenges we face collectively on this planet – our home.
Sustainability for all life forms will lead inevitably to a sound economy.

Many educational institutions and universities offer complete programs in ecological economics up to a Ph.D.

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