In our modern world, every new action tends to start with one single consideration: MONEY! Will this new action make a good profit? But one may wonder: what good is more money, if we made a wreck of the community … Continue reading The Ethic of Transformative Action: Seek Happiness Skillfully
“Invest in growing connections to nature and community.” —The principle of transformative action For us involved in Transformative Adventures, the principle of Transformative Action is our “North Star,” guiding every action we take. When we start to see Permaculture as … Continue reading The Principle of Transformative Action
Can we start Permaculture if we don’t have land? The core idea of PERMAculture is to “catch and store energy” like an ecosystem does, so that we, our friends, families, neighbors and landscapes grow healthier and more abundant naturally. Whether you … Continue reading How to do Permaculture without Land
“Make $50,000 doing Small Plot INtensive farming on just half an acre!” That’s the promise of SPIN farming, a microfarming business plan that’s become very popular in an economy that increasingly fails to provide good jobs, and a culture that’s failing … Continue reading Can you really make $50k/year doing small space vegetable farming?
We believe our landscapes are an important leverage point for building a financially resilient life and a more sustainable world. These resources and articles will help you transform your landscape into a beautiful, abundant, and regenerative paradise. The Beginner’s Landscape … Continue reading Gardening and Permaculture
We believe that by transforming our lives, livelihoods, and our landscapes, we can ultimately build a just and sustainable world. Continue reading Activist resources
Note: This article is a preview. The Program is coming Fall 2022! The Monarch Level of Landscape Transformation Certification recognizes outstanding achievements in creating truly sustainable, societally transformative landscapes! It is the second highest level we recognize, and only the most cutting edge and dedicated stewards will bring their landscapes to this high level. The Transformative Landscape Recognition Program is the most ambitious and most sustainable certification for eco-friendly landscapes, and those that have the Monarch badge will be truly beyond-regenerative. Those that provide food, or medicine will offer the safest and most regenerative produce on the market. A monarch-level … Continue reading Monarch Level: Landscape Transformation Recognition Program
Last week’s “Science Friday” on NPR had a segment on gardening, and it was a good example of why we need Permaculture. It can help show why Permaculture offers us something very different from the approach taught in most Master … Continue reading Science VS Permaculture? Organics VS Synthetics? Heirlooms VS Hybrids?
In a way, Permaculture began as a critique of “work,” so debate over the role of work has been a central discussion around the movement ever since. The basic debate is: should we be working harder and celebrating hard work, … Continue reading Understanding the Debate Over “Work.” Can we “Transcend” this argument?