At the Bioneers Conference, I became absolutely convinced of a few things:
- We have very little time before IT hits the fan. I used to think 20-30 years. Now I am hoping for 10.
- We are nowhere near ready – even those considering themselves Environmentalists
- If not now, when? If not us, whom?
A year of so ago these conclusions would have had me off planting 20 more fruit tree guilds and another acre of potatoes while starting a third renewable energy project like building my own PV cells from scratch. Now? I also realized that I, and many of my readers here, are dong things that less than 1% of the society are doing – things that are exactly what we need EVERYONE doing. I don’t need to personally do more –that will just burn me out– I need to get more people doing what we are doing.
That means I will be continuing on the path I set this summer – to recenter on the Suburban Ag and redouble my efforts to Get the Word Out. I plan on building some 1-2 hour workshops and presentations, and do alot more tours.
And to further the message, One Straw is also now on Face Book. Not only will this give another outlet to reach The Masses, but it will also provide a different medium for the message itself. FB is better at sharing photographs, links, and discussions. The blog will continue to have its weekly posts on whatever my gourd is chewing on, as well as the How To’s and essays. FB will get links, way more photos, my current reading lists, and more of my flighty musings. I am very excited to see where this latest step in the journey will take us.
If you’re on FB, come on over, become a “fan” and join the discussion. God knows we have enough work to do!
Be the Change!
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