Practical Permaculture: Catching and Storing Energy. And Fighting Vampires.

(This is a re-formatted edition of one of our first major pieces on life design, regenerative finance and Transformative Adventures, originally published to our old site in 2013, then transferred to blogger in 2015, and now reposted here. I’m thankful that I’ve probably had nearly 100 people write to me or comment on this article over the years.) This is going to be a sensible, practical dispatch about making a living and learning to thrive in the modern world, but it starts with a journey into the deep, dark heart of the wild woods, under old growth forest, with cool, … Continue reading Practical Permaculture: Catching and Storing Energy. And Fighting Vampires.

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

Practical Permaculture: Catching and Storing Energy. And Fighting Vampires.

This is going to be a sensible, practical dispatch about making a living and learning to thrive in the modern world, but it starts with a journey into the deep, dark heart of the wild woods, under old growth forest, with cool, quiet air, the caw of a crow, and soft moss underfoot.  Because this is one of the few places left that make sense in a modern world of “consumers” and “consumption,” that seems to be doing it’s darndest to consume all of us. Behind you now! Feel its claws on your shoulders? Do not look at it. Feel its … Continue reading Practical Permaculture: Catching and Storing Energy. And Fighting Vampires.

Spiritual Abundance

The Great Eastern Sun Rises over a Forest Garden By Rachelle N. Yeaman, Guest Contributor The word “spiritual” is going to put some (most?) folks off right away. We’re uncomfortable with it. Many of us are quietly afraid that permaculture won’t be taken seriously if it’s associated with tree-hugging nonsense. Only numbers can prove the importance of what we strive to do. Many of us have incredibly complicated relationships with the religions of our childhood, and whether we still practice or not, we don’t want to be preached at on permie blogs. And in any case, does spirituality really have any place in real conversations about real problems? The world … Continue reading Spiritual Abundance