The Map to a Happy Life

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

Why I can’t say “indigenous people invented permaculture.”

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.”

Announcing: The Transformative Adventures Permaculture Design Certificate Course AND Landscape Transformation Program Bootcamp.

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 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. 

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)

Designing Prosperity, Financial Permaculture and Harvesting Energy

Look at the diversity of life, the wealth and fertility of natural ecosystems, the beauty, the energy, vitality that nature has accumulated, generated and sustained over the ages, through cliamte changes, massive earthquakes and volcanoes, fridged ice ages, meteor collisions…  For me, the generative power of nature is utterly awe-inspiring, so it was a major relelvation to think that we could harness that power and put it to work creating the kind of life we want to live, by modelling our livelihood on its wise patterns.  Live in-tune with nature: Transform your life. Like this: And we can use models … Continue reading Designing Prosperity, Financial Permaculture and Harvesting Energy