Advice for the New Permaculturist

I’ve herd people ask similar questions. Basically they amount to “I have dreams of permaculture, how do I pursue them?” The perennial permaculture advice is “it depends”. Every person’s journey is different. Take a breath. Then start looking around you. What is possible now? How can you start investing in yourself and your projects? What …

A Glimpse of the Future

What will life be like in the future? We will mostly live by what is around us. Things that come from afar will be special. Tools, knives and raw materials. Probably some books and musical instruments. Food, shelter, energy, waste, water, would all be taken care of locally. That is my vision. One way or …

8 Forms of Capital & Pollution

8 forms of capital, originally published on Appleseed Permaculture and written by Ethan Roland & Gregory Landua in 2011, has become a core permaculture methodology. As an analytical tool it can help us map flows and exchanges between ourselves and the rest of the world. It broadens our focus from money alone, helping us see …

Rocket Stove Workshop 2021

Back when the pandemic was young I had planned to lead a rocket stove workshop at Symbiosis Ranch. Things being what they were it didn’t end up happening. Fortunately, the workshop is back on the schedule, for the weekend of September 18th & 19th. We’ll be putting a batch box rocket stove mass heater in …