[permaculture] Sustainable is not good enough
wodraska at mac.com
Fri Feb 1 12:41:39 EST 2008
From the February essay in the Stella*Natura Calendar, by Ethan Roland
"But is sustainable enough? Taking a few steps back, to Kazakhstan,
to Chile, to a global perspective, I'm not sure that we want to
"sustain" what is happening right now: Climate change, mass
extinction of species, overpopulation, peak oil, soil degradation,
collapsing fisheries, deforestation... We must go beyond
"sustainability." We must REGENERATE the earth. Combining the
productive and fruitful biodynamically cultivated landscapes with the
eco-logical focus of permaculture design can create systems of
holistic regeneration--farms, homes, and communities that give back
to the natural world, healing the damage we have already done."
May I slip this in?
Biodynamic gardeners and teachers seek long term opportunity to share
our life’s work.
Who we are: Barbara M V Scott and Woody Wodraska [see Biographies]
are long-time Biodynamic gardeners and teachers. We teach people how
to make conscious compost. We make and use the biodynamic
preparations, grow vital garden seeds, formulate homeopathic flower
essences, and know how to bring land and gardens into health and
vitality. We bring with us a large cache of heirloom seeds from our
18 years as a Biodynamic seed company.
Where We Wish To Be: We will join with people already situated on
rural land--a small community, farm, school or learning center--whose
vision includes education, nutrition, right livelihood and a passion
to bring the land into a high vibration. We aim to be with people
whose vision is no less than Planetary stewardship. More at the
Work and Living Conditions: We require clean, congenial housing with
paid utilities and salary that reflects our combined 40 years of
experience in growing, teaching and Biodynamics. We prefer a small,
intensive operation with emphasis on nutrition and education rather
than production and marketing.
Barbara and Woody
wodraska at mac.com
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