The Landscape Transformation Program Business Plan. 

The Landscape Transformation program, also sometimes marketed as the Community Supported Permaculture and Forest Gardening CSA Program is “CSA” (Community Supported Agriculture) subscription program that combines “everything you need to start a successful project that will transform your landscape.” 
It is “the CSA that grows food at your house, while transforming your landscape.” It combines nursery and seed stock, produce tastings and recipes, group consultation and a season long class. Continue reading The Landscape Transformation Program Business Plan. 

How to Save and Invest Regeneratively: The FIRE/FREE Path to Financial Freedom

For a lot of us homesteaders, permies, eco-minded people, artists, activists and simple-livers, money is part of the problem, “the source of all evil” and even bringing it up makes people suspicious that you might be some sort of counter-revolutionary capitalist stooge. In our crowd, it can be tough to convince people that talking about money just might be as important as eating weeds. Continue reading How to Save and Invest Regeneratively: The FIRE/FREE Path to Financial Freedom

The FIRE Path to Freedom – Part 2 FIRE or FREE?

In part 1, we discussed how changing our relationship with money and work is one of the key leverage points for transforming our lives, our society and the world. We explained that designing our interaction with money is a leverage point for creating viral change, because it has a huge “payback” for individuals, can help us fund our dreams, has a huge impact on the success of our projects, and it can be a fun adventure, too. “Hey, wait – sure it can help us invest in successful community organizing and regenerative projects, but money? An adventure?” Yes! Once we … Continue reading The FIRE Path to Freedom – Part 2 FIRE or FREE?

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The FIRE Path to Financial Freedom (and The Most Important thing We’ve Learned about Permaculture)

The FIRE Path to Freedom? (The Most Important thing We’ve Learned about Permaculture)   Well now that’s quite a loaded headline! Clearly, we’re going to talk about money and the current popular “FIRE” (Financial Independence Retire Early) movement – but … Continue reading The FIRE Path to Financial Freedom (and The Most Important thing We’ve Learned about Permaculture)

Permaculture and Money: Investing in Transforming our Lives, Livelihoods, and Society

  “I’m not interested in what you do in your garden. You can read any one of 1,000 books on the topic. What I want to talk about is where you’re banking your money, and how you’re spending it.”  Bill Mollison, the Founder of Permaculture As a system of design, Permaculture can be applied to almost every aspect of our lives, including how we structure our finances and fund our endeavors. It’s worth noting that far less than half of the Permaculture Designer’s Manual is about growing food. And for me and Kim, it is the materials on Social Permaculture … Continue reading Permaculture and Money: Investing in Transforming our Lives, Livelihoods, and Society