Endorse the Transformative Landscape Criteria

The Transformative Landscape Initiative seeks to help people create truly regenerative and societally impactful landscapes through a number of support tools, including information, sample letters, promotional materials, yard signs, AND recognition from an organization including thousands of members. If you … Continue reading Endorse the Transformative Landscape Criteria

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. 

What is Permaculture – A Primer in Pictures and Patterns – PART 1

Is it a community of doomer hippies? An incomprehensible internet meme for do-gooders who hate lawns and love fermenting things? A clever rebranding scheme for the organic farming movement thought up by wayward corporate marketing gurus? A cult for Gaia-worshipping environmentalists? A secret society for foraging herbalist hedgewitches? WHAT IS PERMACULTURE?  After 6 years, 100 posts, over 100,000 page views, and hundreds of followers, I’ve never written a post answering that question!  Why?  Because there are already so many good treatments of the topic on the nets. Why re-re-reinvent the wheel when the internet’s rolling along just merily without me. … Continue reading What is Permaculture – A Primer in Pictures and Patterns – PART 1

The Caveman Bucket List: 20 Peak Experiences for a Priceless Life

That’s just an awful selfie I mean, with all of Japan’s beautiful architecture and stunning mountain-top views, why would zen master Hakuin, known to have travelled far and wide in search of enlightenment, choose to depict himself sitting in his boring old zen seat, with grandma slippers and a feather duster? Boring! Everybody knows this image would have earned WAY more likes and follows if he’d struck a pose in front of the Yellow River, panning some duck face and flashing a hand sign. At least put on some sweet new kicks, bro-friend! Did the poet HanShan exclaim “yolo!” as … Continue reading The Caveman Bucket List: 20 Peak Experiences for a Priceless Life