Such a good article. The power of a shift in thinking!
Rebecca Hosking looks at cultural barriers numbers two and three to sustainability – easy money and fossil fuels.
Here are some excerpts from Rebecca Hosking’s very nicely written and inspiring article.
"Basically, having money in our pockets enabled us to out-source the need to use our own brains."
"One major implication of falling for what is essentially the consumer trap is how it delays the uptake of the truly sustainable solution."
"By trying to free ourselves from the shackles of manufactured solutions and fossil fuel we are not taking an ethical stance but a pragmatic one. y weak link in the chain for something as essential as a water supply."
See on www.permaculture.co.uk
This is a pretty impressive system, and certainly an option to consider when going off grid. I’m not sure how this would work in a colder climate though. I’ll have to do some more investigating.
The original article can be found here:
I posted this a few days ago, but for some reason it disappeared! Here it is again, reblogged. More desert greening action with John D. Liu, featuring permaculture hero Geoff Lawton.