From A Distance

Just this month: IPCC report on the dire state of our climate and – perhaps more immediate – the weather forecast for the coming 12 years; a report on the dire state of mammal biodiversity; new images of Earth from the far side of the moon.

The first images of Earth rising behind the horizon of the moon during the Apollo 8 mission around Christmas 1968 gave rise to our modern environmental movement and inspired and informed amongst other things the emergence of permaculture.

What will inspire and inform us now to address the challenges of the collapse of biodiversity – largely on the back of the invention of human agriculture, urbanisation and population explosion – and climate, with unsurprisingly the same root causes. Denying the role of humans, doesn’t make it so. And if we aren’t the cause, we will fix it anyway. Right?

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Call for property to develop permaculture project

From time to time we get requests from lovely permaculture people that are looking for opportunities to make our world a better place – through permaculture. We hope that our network members can help them along. Here is an example.

Hello everybody!

We are Hanna & Felix, two mid-twenties from Germany. Right now, we are traveling through South America in search for some land to start a self-sufficient farm & join the reforestation movement. We have decided to come here after living on a farm in Northern California for one year. Originally, we abandoned our European life in the course of learning enough about the current state of the planet & the crises ahead of us. Being too young to ignore that outlook, we decided we had to fundamentally change our lives & join the efforts to fight the upcoming catastrophe. Hence, we are set to dedicate our time & energy to promoting life in all its forms – permaculture being the perfect tool to work towards a greener & healthier world.

By now, we have to change course in one respect: We have to come back to our home land Europe. We have a group of friends & family who would also join our efforts in case we find a proper piece of land to start with. Hence, we now begin our search, especially in Southern and Eastern Europe.

Our advantage is that we don’t need a “good” piece of land at all. We are looking for the challenge to bring life to a place that is not already abundant of it or even especially suitable. Our aim is to experiment with ways & methods to grow plants in preparation for a future without fossil fuels. We want to start with at least 10 hectares, but the final scale of the project depends on the number of people involved.

Please, if you can help us find a place to begin our journey towards a more beautiful world, get in touch with us.

Thank you so much in advance!

Hanna & Felix

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Compas d’Humour: Compagnon Camp Project July 2019

Call for partners

We are a scout team based in France (4 members of 18 years old), belonging to the Rovers’ branch of the Scouts et Guides de France. We would like to build a project based on sustainable agriculture with a partner in Eastern Europe. We want to provide assistance to a small village, or a farmer. Through agriculture and work, we would like to discover a new way of life, new habits, new European culture and to exchange with other people about their way of life, as well as promoting sustainable agriculture.

The project takes place in July of 2019. Continue reading “Compas d’Humour: Compagnon Camp Project July 2019”