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
“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?
I thought I’d share what my idea of a good, happy life is, because I think these are the same things our society needs on the whole. And since and good Permaculture design process or Transformative Adventure begins with a deep look at our goals, this is one of our central question. How will we get where we want to be if we don’t even know where we’re going? Continue reading The Map to a Happy Life
Who invented “permaculture?” The conventional answer is probably the most accurate and helpful one. Bill Mollison and David Holmgren “invented” or better yet “created” permaculture, coined the word, and then evolved it into a complete design system with an ever-growing community of teachers and practitioners. Continue reading Why I can’t say “indigenous people invented permaculture.”
Winter 2022, January 10th – March Monday/Wednesday evenings, 6-9 PM, EST. Want to become a leader in building a more just and sustainable society? Want to make a real career doing it? What we need is a DIY Green New … Continue reading Announcing: The Transformative Adventures Permaculture Design Certificate Course AND Landscape Transformation Program Bootcamp.
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.
Permaculture goodness directly into your auditory canals! We will be updating with new articles with audio, readings, interviews, and actual podcasts. So if you want to flush your ears out with some Transformative Adventures, make sure to visit and sign … Continue reading NEW! The Transformation Podcast!
As a teacher, trainer, speaker and author on homesteading, sustainable living, activism, art, and farming there is one key “complaint” I have heard from people literally hundreds of times: They get stuck. They can’t figure out what they want, or … Continue reading How to ACTUALLY Transform our Lives and Achieve our Dreams
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?