We are living in one of the most exciting times in history; a time of massive paradigm shifts, rapidly changing value structures, and unbelievable possibilities. It is also a time where Great Wisdom is needed to navigate through these changes; a time when both action and calm are needed. Knowledge for a more Sustainable Future must be discovered and communicated in a manner that makes it accessible to those that need it most. As our current Built Environment is one of the largest problems, I am working in my little corner of Suburbia to implement Permaculture while still living in an H.O.A. and will detail my trials and discoveries here, as well as relate resources and articles.
I see food production as one of the paradigms most ripe for change, and with some of the biggest benefits to a more sustainable society. Much of my work is centered around sub acre agriculture using low to zero inputs to help add to the growing body of knowledge of growing food on a much more personal scale than is currently experienced in The West. I also dabble in community building, and the ubiquitous Green Living: we are experiencing many problems and must engage in the search for many solutions. Plus backyard farming is really damn fun.
I believe in small, personal solutions to the Big Problems of today; I believe in the power of Hope and Community; I believe in the power of each of us to improve our Future. And that belief in the individual is itself a Revolution.
I live with my incredible wife and 2 young children in Southern Wisconsin, where I drive my Biodiesel powered VW Golf daily to work for a Fortune 500 Company. I dream of a time when we can live lighter on the land, build healthier communities that do not owe their affluence to the reduction of future generations wealth. Struggling at times to remain balanced between being a father, husband, and employee with my obsessive Moral Imperative to try to Save the World, I try to live my life one day at a time and to end each day having learned a little, laughed a little, and loved a little.
I hope you enjoy the site, and hopefully together we can learn how to better Be The Change we wish to see in the world.