[permaculture] Community Building
forestgarden at gvtc.com
Tue Jul 31 09:22:14 EDT 2007
To me, it starts with being committed to a place. Building community is
organizing speakers to talk at the communtiy center about peak oil,
sustainable farming, alternative currencies, solar panels, and whatever
other topic a good speaker can be found. Organizing gardening classes and
wild plant walks. Encouraging bartering and trade with neighbors. Porlucks
demonstrating solar ovens, twig stoves, tree pruning, raw foods, mini-cows
or whatever.. Supporting a local coffeee shop or helping to set up a
neighborhood supper club. Offering a site for a permaculture course.
Helping farmers, herbalists, healers, intentional communities, and
homesteaders to move into the area. Participating in local clubs and
organizations of interest - little league, 4H, Wildlife Mgmt groups,
cemetary associations, church events, volunteer fire department rallies,
etc. . Getting neighbors together to visit local farmers. Using services
from local businesses whenever possible.
I am certainly not ready for Maori style conflict resolution, although my
heart wishes it. But I am working to create the ground for it so my
children or grandchildren can.
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