[permaculture] Fwd: [SANET-MG] SANET-MG Digest - 6 Jul 2015 to 12 Jul 2015 (#2015-190)

Lawrence London lfljvenaura at gmail.com
Mon Jul 13 10:50:12 EDT 2015


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From: Jim Worstell <jim at deltanetwork.org>
Date: Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 10:30 AM
Subject: Re: [SANET-MG] SANET-MG Digest - 6 Jul 2015 to 12 Jul 2015
(#2015-190)
To: SANET-MG at lists.ifas.ufl.edu


However, laudable their motives, what's missing from the Vatican's
approach is an understanding of the basic qualities of
resilient/sustainable systems.  Proselytizing about what a system "should
be" is the dead end so may sustainability advocates have followed.  Any
system "should be" exactly the way it is.  It can be no other until the
underlying drivers are changed.

Unless based on an understanding of how ecosystems survive and thrive, the
proclamations of religions and politicians will result at best in
transitory attitude changes.

Ecological resilience research is beginning to understand the foundations
on which resilient/sustainable systems are constructed.  Building on the
pioneering efforts of Lengnick, Walker and Salt, and Holling, we present
eight qualities which appear to be common to all resilient ag systems:

https://meadowcreekvalley.wordpress.com/projects/land/roots-of-resilience-the-book/

Most recently, we have found that the social impacts desired by those
focused on what ag "should be" are highly correlated with our resilience
index based on these basic qualities.

Here's a ppt of our presentation earlier this month to Western SARE PDP on
this topic:
https://meadowcreekvalley.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/roots-of-resilience-most-recent-presentation/

Looking forward to continuing discussion,

Jim Worstell
Resilience Project
Deltanetwork/Meadowcreek
Fox, Arkansas


> 1. CSA Farms "i& Climate Change: This Changes Everything
>
>
> SANET Compatriots -
> In the context of agricultural systems change as articulated in Laura
> Lengnick's book and in mine, I want to offer some new and notable
> observations from Naomi Klein. Her book - /This Changes Everything/ -
> sparked this thread of discussion. Her remarks on the awakening of
> healthy change have direct relevance in the realms of farming and food.
>
> In the current edition of /The New Yorker /magazine, Klein reports on
> her just-completed visit to the Vatican to participate in “People and
> Planet First: The Imperative to Change Course.”
>
> The goal of the conference was to shape an action plan around the
> historic Papal Encyclical, /“Laudato Si,"/ which is directed to the
> explicit attention of  1.2 billion human beings who practice the Roman
> Catholic religion.   ~ Steven M.
>
>
> Steven McFadden
>
> /*The Call of the Land*/
> http://www.thecalloftheland.com
>
>
>
> *Excerpts from Klein's report:*
> "...A millennia-old engine designed to proselytize and convert
> non-Christians is now preparing to direct its missionary zeal inward,
> challenging and changing foundational beliefs about humanity’s place in
> the world among the already faithful.
>
> "In the closing session, Father McDonagh proposes “a three-year synod on
> the encyclical,” to educate Church members about this new theology of
> interconnection and “integral ecology...”
>
> "... if one of the oldest and most tradition-bound institutions in the
> world can change its teachings and practices as radically, and as
> rapidly, as Francis is attempting, then surely all kinds of newer and
> more elastic institutions can change as well.
>
> "And if that happens—if transformation is as contagious as it seems to
> be here—well, we might just stand a chance of tackling climate change."
>
> *Link to the full report:
> *http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/a-visit-to-the-vatican
>
>
>
> *
> <
http://s.wisestamp.com/links?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chiron-communications.com
>*
>
>
> **
>
> On 7/12/15 11:00 PM, SANET-MG automatic digest system wrote:
>> There are 2 messages totaling 342 lines in this issue.
>>
>> Topics of the day:
>>
>>    1. CSA Farms & Climate Change: This Changes Everything
>>    2. Insights into CWD and BSE species barriers using real-time
>> conversion
>>
>> **********************************************************
>>
>
>> From: Sustainable Agriculture Network Discussion Group
>> [mailto:SANET-MG at LISTS.IFAS.UFL.EDU] On Behalf Of Laura
>> Lengnick
>> Sent: Monday, July 06, 2015 11:11 AM
>> To:SANET-MG at LISTS.IFAS.UFL.EDU
>> Subject: Re: [SANET-MG] CSA Farms & Climate Change: This Changes
>> Everything
>>
>> Hi Folks,
>>
>> My new book, Resilient Agriculture:
>> Cultivating Food Systems for a Changing Climate presents the solutions
>> in
>> sustainable agriculture to the climate change challenge in the US.  The
>> book
>> blends interviews of 25 long-time award-winning sustainable farmers
>> growing food
>> across the US with the latest on climate risk, resilience and climate
>> change
>> adaptation.  Learn more at
>> http://www.newsociety.com/Books/R/Resilient-Agriculture
>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>
>> From: "Steven McFadden"<chiron at CHIRON-COMMUNICATIONS.COM>
>> To:SANET-MG at LISTS.IFAS.UFL.EDU
>> Sent: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 10:08:15 AM
>> Subject: [SANET-MG] CSA Farms & Climate Change: This Changes Everything
>>
>> With climate
>> change front and center in so many ways this week, I offer a link below
>> to my
>> latest blog post which strives to bring CSA farms more directly into the
>> wide-ranging discussion unfolding in global conferences.  - Steven
>> McFadden
>> -----
>>
>> This Changes Everything:
>> Our Imperative to Respond
>> Intelligently
>>
>> "Any attempt to rise to the climate challenge will be fruitless
>> unless it is understood as part of a much broader battle of worldviews.
>> Our
>> economic system and our planetary system are now at war."  ~ Naomi
>> Klein
>>
>> Author Naomi Klein has stepped forward once again with a book -- “This
>> Changes Everything“
>> -- that is compelling, momentous, consequential. Her work
>> weaves science, geopolitics, economics, ethics and activism to sound a
>> sane yet
>> urgent call to action.
>>
>> In this context, farms and food are keys to the
>> challenges that require action, and to the solutions...CSA farms in
>> particular...
>>
>> The rest:
>>
https://thecalloftheland.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/this-changes-everything-our-
>> imperative-to-respond-intelligently/
>>
>> Steven
>> McFadden
>> Lincoln, Nebraska
>> USA
>> www.TheCallOfTheLand.com
>>
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--
Jim Worstell
Resilience Project
DEN/Meadowcreek
P O Box 27
Fox, AR 72051
870-672-1785
jim at deltanetwork.org

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