Redesigning Civilization — with Permaculture — 7 Comments

    • Yes, protecting and restoring the environment is a big part of natural building. It’s not just about saving money.

  1. Take a look at something like the transitions network and consider the the idea that the didactic phase is over. All knowledge for this change is readily available.

    Now, it is time for meetings, maps, community-supported farms. Is that what you’re doing?

    • My projects are based on my experience, interests, skill set, family needs and so on. Everybody is different and has a role to play in improving the world. Be the change you want to see in the world.

  2. This is the right direction, but I find many people talk, talk, talk, but fail to share and build the communities that are required for this to succeed even when asked directly to work together on permaculture projects. “I’m too busy” “I have my own projects” “Shared communities don’t work” and so on…

    The things you share are like the old days- building barns, making vermiculture bins, planting, compost making, and so on…You share the template, the design for self-sufficiency. But, the big trick is you have to actually do it.

    One must do small things, small projects, small connections to other people, shared projects like building beehives, trading seeds, biomass sharing and compost making. This can lead to community farms, subsistence agriculture, aquaculture, etc..

    • We’re doing both. We’re sharing the basics and doing larger real world projects. We now have over 1,700 blog posts on the basics. Now we’re building a sustainable homestead with forest garden and recycled wood house. I’m helping with projects such as earthbag community centers and houses in Vanuatu and the Wiki Natural House (cod approved straw bale housing). There’s a lot going on. I suggest starting your own projects that meet your personal goals.

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