The answers are within.

If our species is to escape alive from this mess, it will be philosophers and artists leading the way, not scientist and engineers. “We’re told, often enough, that as a species we are poised on the edge of the abyss. It’s possible that our puffed-up, prideful intelligence has outstripped our instinct for survival and theContinue reading “The answers are within.”

Intentional communities

The foundation for successful communal living has always been trust, the first prehistoric settlements had family units at their core, having lots of children was a way to increase the potential of the settlement, while at the same time maintaining a high level of trust. Uniting the community there were those family bonds and whateverContinue reading “Intentional communities”

About sustainability.

Different buzzwords come up when discussing permaculture and alternative lifestyles, sustainability, self sufficiency, resilience, self reliance. What does a word like sustainability mean exactly? It means that whatever it is we do, we must be able to sustain the doing of it, everyone understands what this means in the context of resource extraction for example,Continue reading “About sustainability.”


I understand agroforestry to mean the combining of indigenous forest trees with more useful food producing species in a mutually beneficial arrangement. Starting from scratch, on an empty piece of land, we selected a mixture of indigenous hardwood trees with a number of other species with medicinal properties and edible leaves. A list of theContinue reading “Agroforestry”

Is Bitcoin permaculture?

BTC and The Twelve Principles. The answer is of course yes. Bitcoin embodies the ideals of permaculture and its foundations are totally compatible with the principles originally laid out by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. What does bitcoin stand for and how its characteristics apply to the permaculture principles Bitcoin appeared around the time ofContinue reading “Is Bitcoin permaculture?”