Being a parent and family member to others, I'm inspired by articles which show the extent of our human creativity, and the best we can do for all living things. So we can continue to be healthy, abundant, families and communities.
Peter found a garlic flower, and put it in my pocket
I was reminded of this, when I listened to one of Geoff Lawton's "Friday Five", links, in his weekly newsletters. You can listen to it here: it's called, "Alternative systems and true sustainability". It's fantastic to read the weekly links when I have the time. But what struck me in Geoff's talk today, was how he spoke about "Non eco-systems assemblies", as unsustainable.
We tend to look at corporate greed as the problem - and hey - it is. But if we want to break it down to a simple numbers equation; *any* application of energy, which is not based on eco-systems, will ultimately lose energy. It's that continued loss of energy to our natural systems (without replenishment) which makes it increasingly difficult to continue supplying our species with resources.
Geoff speaks about "sustainability" in a way that doesn't favour or prejudice any kind of alternative system that gives our species food, but he does make the claim that permaculture is second to none, when it comes to designing systems with a net gain in abundance. He said, once you generate abundance in a natural system, you're then free to trade in it.
Which is the kind of prosperity our children and grandchildren, need for their future. So naturally I love reading about it and finding ways to implement the information. My idea of down time.
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